What The Decorologist Got for Christmas

tape measure

Wow, I slept until 10:00 this morning!   And I’m seriously late on my first blogpost of the week – this vacation thing is really getting to me.  I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends, and that your living room is in as much chaos as mine is right now!

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If  you’re wondering what I got for Christmas – or what any interior decorator gets for Christmas – you might be surprised.  No, I didn’t get a fabulous piece of art or rug or piece of furniture.  Because Mr. Man knows what I REALLY want, he got me some tools of the trade:

interior decorator gift

 

 

I got a box of measuring tapes (which I take with me everywhere I go) – but the cool thing about that is that Mr. Man made branded labels for them!  I LOVE THESE!!!!

tape measure

 

 

I also got a couple of new decorating books I have been wanting:  The Perfectly Imperfect Home and Jonathan Adler’s Happy Chic Colors.  You can find both of these in The Decorologist’s Amazon store.  I can’t wait to pour through those over the next few days of leisure.

 

 

I also got a bunch of picture-hanging nails and hanging paraphenalia from my daughters.  And I got an excellent new tripod for my camera  – and essential for improving the quality of my photographs.  Since my husband is a technical instrument snob, he is the best at choosing just the right gear for me – the kind I would never spend the money on myself, which meant the previous tripod I owned was a piece of  junk!

 

I want to know – what was your favorite present this year?

 

 

 

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Jil
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Glad you had a great Christmas. I had to giggle at your tape measures, that’s exactly what I’m giving out to my clients- I thought I was so original! haha.
We had one of those white elephant swap things at a work party for my hubby and I got the tripod – but it’s missing the very top piece that the camera attaches too, not sure if I can get a replacement for that or not!

Holly
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Awesome! Deborah Needleman’s book is on my wish list still so I can’t wait to hear what you think, but I was fortunate to receive the Design Sponge book (with a great forward by Jonathan Adler) and the Novogratz book which was a surprise, but lots of inspiration in from what I’ve browsed at so far. I also got some very wonderful smelling soaps from Williams Sonoma that I’ve already placed into our bathroom. Glad you had a wonderful holiday Kristie! Looks like your house is filled with great stuff! Glad to have found your blog this year too –… Read more »

amy@maison decor
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That is such a great first pic~my house looked like a bomb went off too. Love the little one in head phones while the big one plucks away on the guitar strings. Jealous of what Mr. Man gave you~I had to show this decorator hubs your blog as to what to give the decorator wife for xmas!

Dianne Tant
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Dianne Tant

love the tape measures! my fave was my new Garmin

Dolly Sarrio
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Love your gifts and you can never have enough of those measuring tapes!

Rachel
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So glad to know I’m not the only one with a toy covered living room right now. Adorable how your older daughter is playing her new guitar while the younger one covers her ears with frogs. Siblings!

May your New Year be as happy as your Christmas must have been!

Shandra Ward Signature Design Studio
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Shandra Ward Signature Design Studio

My favorite Christmas gift this year was an IPAD 2 and I got a 32″ tv for my office. Now I can create fabulous presentations on both. 🙂

sonia
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That’s a fabulous idea and a great tool
I love the fisrt photo priceless…
Happy Holidays Kristie, xo

Sheila Zeller
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Love what you got! And your hubby, the technical instrument snob… that made me laugh! I have one of those too, and wouldn’t know what to do without him. He makes my life so much easier, and then I make his harder by needing technical assistance from him, too! Dying to know what you think of the ‘Perfectly Imperfect Home’… I don’t have that one yet, but seriously want it! Your home looks exactly as it should in the aftermath of Christmas 🙂

Karen
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Karen

So glad you got some lovely books to read. Christmas just isn’t the same without books!! Your hubs is very sweet to personalise your tape measures for you. Such a thoughtful idea! My favourite gift was a beautiful pearl bracelet that hub-a-lubs gave me to go with the necklace he gave me a few years ago, so now I have a matching set. God bless and all the best for 2012 x