Sunday, November 29, 2020

The Art...


...of compromise...and voila!  Our very own "Wall Christmas Tree".


Or in this case, Window Christmas Tree.

You may remember I was hesitant to pop for a "wall tree" from the "Modern Christmas Tree" company.

I mean, they're cool, but they're not $400 worth of cool.

Thankfully, I remembered reading about an mcm devotee who lived in a small loft apartment.

He loved his aluminum tree but didn't really have enough room for it...so in a flash of space saving inspiration he attached the tree pole to a wall and only used half the aluminum branches.

at night with some overhead "downlighting"

Clever!

Since originality is the art of concealing your sources, I figured I'd do the copycat thing and save a few bucks.

And even though I usually put a full size aluminum tree in the living room, I like the "window tree" concept so much I converted that one as well...



Still has that cool mcm vibe but also gives me back some much needed space for my "home office" which is just outside that pic and to the left.

Clear packing tape...that's how I secured them to the windows.

I know you were wondering.


As you may have surmised...

Santa and the boys chasing the moon...

...Christmas has blown into the Castle Frankenstein now that Thanksgiving is a rapidly fading memory.

...and Santa catching it.

This weekend we not only got Santa and his reindeer up on the housetop, click, click, click, we also got the front yard decorated including the manger scene...


...plus the courtyard...


...and the backyard...


...lit up for the holidays.

The interior...well, that's another story...


...after packing up and hauling Thanksgiving to the garage - a modest tote or 2 - and then staggering under the weight of all you see here from the garage back to the house...well, I have "suggested" - perhaps we don't really need all this stuff spread all over the house for the next month...at which point we'll just have to box it all back up to store it for another year.

We'll see what the Lady Of The Manor decides...


...because when it comes to home decor, her word is law...


Tomorrow is Cyber Monday...


...so we've got everyone in the IT department suited up...


...and ready to slay the dragon of system overload.

At least that's the plan.

I'll let you know how it went.



Quick trip through the parting shots department...

think I've found this year's Christmas letter's logo



Larry reports he didn't see many deer but he did see some very nice scenery



Santa in the sunlight



guess who showed up after Thanksgiving?



Once again we've raced to the finish of another excitin' edition of the Atomic Monster Cafe...


...and as usual we put it up on one runner just for fun.

You may now return to your regularly scheduled lives, but you know you're going to miss us.

Gimme a hug...


later, mcm fans...

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