December 19, 2012

Renter's Delight: Christmas at the Murtis 2012

The Mister and I are headed to Oregon for the holidays, so I tried to tone down the amount of holiday decor we put out this year. I wanted it to be festive, but not too much so. Thinking about a totally decked-out house sitting empty on Christmas morning kind of makes me sad, Toy Story-style*.

We once again set up our white tree:

This time using the ornaments we had—some new, some vintage glass from my grandmother's stash—to create an ombre look. (Click on the image for a better view.)

Since getting married in 2010, we've gotten a new ornament a year. This year, however, we have two:

Thank you to TGG and his lovely wife for the infusion of Who.

The stockings are yet again hung with care:

We have a whole lot more toys than we had last year. (You can peep last year's holiday decor post for proof.)

I couldn't not set up a couple of separate little displays, too; we just have so much awesome holiday stuff!

And here's my tiny tree at work.

My nerdiness invades accentuates everything, friends.

Did you decorate this year? Link me photos—I'd love to see them!


On a totally separate note: I am Lady Geek of the Week at Being Geek Chic!

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*As in inanimate objects having feelings that can get hurt.


  1. i got the same TARDIS ornament for hanukah this year! i put it up on my moms tree last week. ")

  2. Here's the latest addition to my tree:

    1. That is superb. And you're right—regifting is a-OK when it's something this great.

  3. Am in LOVE with the new ornaments, M. In. Love.

    P.S. You're a brave woman, having that Weeping Angel on the mantle there. *runs away, wide eyed*

    1. Haha, thanks! And we keep her in line. ;)

  4. Your decorations are fantastic! And I love the ornament tradition :)

  5. OMG, I love your mantle. I want one like that. One day! And congrats on being Lady Geek of the Week. :)

    1. Sometimes we turn on the Yule Log channel for amusement's sake. ;)

      And thanks! You were my inspiration to contact them.

  6. simple, yet still super festive! And I'll say it again, I LOVE your ombre tree!! And that Perry ornament is way cute. :)