It’s Friday, I’m in love

The atrium of the building I work in never looks lovelier than at this time of year

The atrium of the building I work in never looks lovelier than at this time of year

Since the Mister spent the earlier part of the month traveling, we’re staying in town for the holidays this year.  This is the first time we’ve spent the holidays alone together, which is kind of sweet and romantic.  We’re planning to do a little baking, wrap a couple more gifts, and enjoy a few cocktails while DC is at its quietest.

Here are a few photos from the week.  Hope you have a great weekend!

The bar cart looking lovely in the midday winter sun

The bar cart all aglow in the midday winter sun

Tiny stockings hung from the bookshelves

Tiny stockings hung from the bookshelves

White poinsettias lined up on the marble staircase

White poinsettias lined up on the marble staircase

Gingerbread and candy zoo!

Gingerbread and candy zoo!

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Making wrapping paper

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This year I decided to make my own wrapping paper.  This decision was less about any crafty inspiration on my part, and more about not wanting to go buy wrapping paper and then having to find storage space in my tiny apartment for the half I don’t end up using.  I’m already using storage space on perfectly good rice paper, gold paint, and brushes.

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While I was at it, I made little gift tags out of a cut up Madewell bag and a small pile of Christmas catalogs that had recently come in the mail.  Then, as I was making more wrapping paper, I realized that painting the Mister’s face right onto the wrapping paper accomplished both the decorating aspect and the labeling aspect.  I am pretty pleased with the result and may paint his face onto all of his presents next year.

Have you ever made wrapping paper?

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