Friday, December 6, 2013

Baby It's Cold Outside

Although I love to cover natural wood furniture in delightful colors of paint!!, I prefer a more natural way of dressing up my home for Christmas.  For the past several years I head to my local Lowes and pick up FREE Christmas tree trimming!  You can make so many different extravagant Christmas arrangements with it but I use it in a very simple way.  I always use all of my old Christmas decor that I have on hand and each year I buy something new and something old.  I feel that Christmas should be a celebration and not a burden so I add simple touches of Christmas without breaking my bank.

Christmas Tree Trimming (found free at Lowes)  used in the back of the arrangement, Shabby Chic angel found at a garage sale and then painted.  Burlap ribbon found at Hobby Lobby.

I inserted three different small flower stem arrangements from Hobby Lobby into the front of the arrangement. 

Door Basket Found in Temple TX

Christmas Tree Trimming used around around vase with ornaments in the middle. 



Natural red wooden beads hung through light fixture in a chandelier like manner.

Red wooden beads woven through Reindeer Antlers (not really)

Placed on top of my refrigerator for an architectural element

Red wooden beads purchased at a local thrift store

Floral Wire to tie beads together.



Hung beads over light fixture twice.  Wrapped floral wire around both ends of the bead strand until fastened.
Guest Restroom; Top Shelf: Christmas Tree trimming & Second Shelf: Red Wooden Beads
  

Just some simple Christmas decor can bring the outside in!  It doesn't have to be perfect or extravagant to bring in this beautiful season.  In fact if you can't spend much on a Christmas tree this year take a look at this blog (link below) and see what she did with extra Christmas tree branches!

http://oaxacaborn.com/2013/11/14/christmas-a-use-for-trimmed-christmas-tree-branches/ 


I really can't stay - Baby it's cold outside
I've got to go away - Baby it's cold outside
This evening has been - Been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice - I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice
My mother will start to worry - Beautiful, what's your hurry
My father will be pacing the floor - Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I'd better scurry - Beautiful, please don't hurry
Well Maybe just a half a drink more - Put some music on while I pour

The neighbors might think - Baby, it's bad out there
Say, what's in this drink - No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how - Your eyes are like starlight now
To break this spell - I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell
I ought to say no, no, no, sir - Mind if I move a little closer
At least I'm gonna say that I tried - What's the sense in hurting my pride
I really can't stay - Baby don't hold out
Ahh, but it's cold outside

C'mon baby

I simply must go - Baby, it's cold outside
The answer is no - Ooh baby, it's cold outside
This welcome has been - I'm lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm -- Look out the window at that storm
My sister will be suspicious - Man, your lips look so delicious
My brother will be there at the door - Waves upon a tropical shore
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious - Gosh your lips look delicious
Well maybe just a half a drink more - Never such a blizzard before

I've got to go home - Oh, baby, you'll freeze out there
Say, lend me your comb - It's up to your knees out there
You've really been grand - Your eyes are like starlight now
But don't you see - How can you do this thing to me
There's bound to be talk tomorrow - Making my life long sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied - If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can't stay - Get over that old out
Ahh, but it's cold outside

Baby it's cold outside

Brr its cold...
It's cold out there
Cant you stay awhile longer baby
Well... I really shouldn't... alright

Make it worth your while baby
Ahh, do that again...



FLY WITH THE ANGELS NELSON MANDELA!!! What a  Legacy and Display of Courage!  We love you!!