the boy and i found the really cool kenyan drum that we decided to use as a side table. not the most practical table, but it is really cool, right? sometimes, he has no idea what sort of shopping adventure we'll get into. this time, he loved our find as much as i did.
it fits perfectly between these chairs in the living room.
i added a glass top to make it actually functional as a table. the cowhide, while pretty, probably won't hold up very well to spilled drinks. the bust is a hand carved souvenir from bali. the boy will never let me live down how hard i haggled the artist down to get her for what i felt was a fair price. i won, clearly. and she's my favorite treasure from the trip.
i started decorating for christmas. this year, i chose a very simple boxwood wreath. last year, i had an evergreen wreath. the needles that fell out every time i opened the door drove me insane. i also prefer the brighter green color of the boxwood.
my nutcrackers are back! the pirate got a little bit of flair that fell off of the boxwood wreath.
and my holiday table with nutcracker sentries guarding the baby christmas tree.
hopefully we'll have time to get our real christmas tree sometime this week.