Wishing You a Shiny Brite Christmas


I love my vintage Shiny Brite ornaments … as you can see from my Christmas decor the past few years. This year I was inspired to make a Christmas poster to add to our decor, ya know, being a graphic designer and all. I scanned one of my Shiny Brite boxes and made a design based off of it. I had so much fun making these.

The first one is the original.

I know it’s hard to read at this size … I changed the words to read “Wishing You a Shiny Brite Christmas.”

I’d sell this poster in my etsy shop but I have a feeling I’m infringing on copyrights here.

I’m going to order the last one for my home – brown, red and white. I’m thinking white frame.

Which color combination do you like best?

Christmas at the Ranch


Christmas has arrived at our little mid-century modern ranch. I was pretty excited this year when I asked Jason if we could get down the Christmas decorations and not only did he have no objections but he had an idea for a creative modern West Elm inspired Christmas tree! (Apparently, his Christmas spirit returned when he quit Starbucks. Yay!)

My cherished Shiny Brite ornaments my Granny gave me a few years before she passed away. They’re from the 1950s or 1960s.

We’re minimalists even at the holidays.

Our neighbors on either side have icicles draped across the front of their ranches. I’m afraid this wreath looks a bit Grinch-y in comparison. I’m thinking of lining the big front windows with white lights from the inside (if I can find some working strands.)