Decorating the shop for the holidays

BEACHGLASS by: K.Miller Interiors will be officially four weeks old tomorrow. Really? Four weeks?!! It feels like it could be four years!  That sounds bad…and I really don’t mean it that way, but wow – it has been busy.  I can’t say I wasn’t warned, but I think until you decide to jump into something like owning your own business, you just can’t grasp how all-consuming it truly is until you are knee deep in the thick of it.  But I’m learning everyday and in spite of my current poor eating habits, non-existent exercise routine, and some sort of teenage bad skin flashback I am currently experiencing… I am loving it.  I’m getting the opportunity to experience and expand on the things I love to do (design & decorate)  and struggling through some of the things I will never learn to love. (did someone say taxes?)

But last Sunday was such a great day. I came down to the shop, turned on some Christmas music, locked the door, and tore this place apart until it was completely transformed. I had so much fun! Sure, I’ve always gone a little over the top decorating for the holidays in my own house, but not the same way you can go crazy in a retail setting.

Here is a little peek at some of the displays…

circle creek rocking horse

nestled pillow

wreath on dresser

xmas birdchristmas1

Have you decorated for the holidays? With the short time between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, time is definitely ticking!  I’m afraid that with all the hours I’m spending down at BEACHGLASS, our own house may not achieve it’s usual holiday sparkle. Although, our whole family loves Christmas and all of the traditions involved, so I doubt my boys will let me cut too many corners around here. I’l find a way to get it done…I usually do.  I just wish I could find some Christmas elves to pick up after me when I’m done!

Come share some holiday spirit at  BEACHGLASS! We are open M-F from 9am-3pm and Saturday from 10am-5pm.  And from now until Christmas we will be staying open Wednesday nights until 7pm!

two more trees

I love decorating for Christmas…and I do a lot of it. Unfortunately, my own house still needs a little more attention, but with Thanksgiving and both boys playing in basketball tournaments all weekend…I just didn’t have the time to finish it.  I did however, manage to hit the road and head up to my parent’s place yesterday to fulfill my annual tree decorating duty at their house. I don’t know how many years I’ve been decorating their tree or sometimes trees…probably as long as I’ve lived back in Washington. But its fun to do and always feels good to share a little Christmas spirit.

Their tree never looks exactly the same from year to year, sometimes we add something new and other years I just decide to rearrange and try something different. I guess I don’t always have a plan, but just start hanging “this” and working in some of “that” until it feels done. They have some gorgeous ornaments, so making it beautiful doesn’t take too much effort on my part!

Here are some pictures of one of their trees this year…Unfortunately, the sun was shining brightly through the window and making it tough to get good shots without a lot of glare. But it was sunshine in late November, so I won’t complain!

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