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Old 12-21-2012, 09:38 PM   #1
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what's on your banister

So, I usually decorate our banister for Christmas with a garland, white lights, pine cones, other doodads. I would like to make a change for next year but not sure what to do. I was thinking I could get the stuff now because heaven knows I won't get it in time to actually do it next year. I looked at the ornament garland at Target but really didn't like it.

Just looking to change things up a little. This year, I put decorations in different places in the house. Same decorations I have used for years, but I have noticed and enjoyed them more since they are in different places.

So what do you do? Any new ideas. Thanks.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:14 PM   #2
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Cat scratches, because my cat thinks it's easier to use the banister than the stairs. Needless to say, I don't decorate the banister anymore. LOL
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:17 PM   #3
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I don't have anything on the banister that you hold as you go up or down the stairs, but at the top, overlooking the entry I have pine garland with a wreath in the middle.
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Old 12-22-2012, 06:50 AM   #4
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tinsel and lights, it looks very pretty.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:08 AM   #5
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I just have greenery and red bows. Are you on Pinterest? I am sure you could find lots of ideas there.
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Old 12-22-2012, 09:52 AM   #6
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Right now, elf on the shelf is on it. He slid down it last night.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:05 AM   #7
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Fake evergreen garland. We hang our stockings from the garland, although we haven't put them up yet.
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Old 12-22-2012, 10:26 AM   #8
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Christmas cards and a light up Santa Mickey are tied to our balusters.

I tie the cards on as we get them.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:25 PM   #9
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Green garland and little gold bows on the spindles. There is a big cream/gold bow on the front - partly to keep the kids from throwing their coats on top of it!
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:14 PM   #10
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Probably a 3 year old.
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Old 12-22-2012, 02:24 PM   #11
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In past years I hung garland decorated with lights and bows. This year, I hung an ornament from a thin ribbon between every other spindle. It's very simple and I think I like it better.
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Old 12-22-2012, 04:29 PM   #12
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My cat. yup Lola cat decided to lay on top of the upstairs banister. She's crazy.

I used to put up lights and garland but quit doing that a few years ago.
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Old 12-22-2012, 07:19 PM   #14
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Iridescent tinsel entwined around multi colour fairy lights..looks lovely & the lights make the tinsel sparkle lots!
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