my Home for the Holidays
This year has had a lot of ups and downs, so in preparation for the holidays I tried not to create any unnecessary stress. I decided to decorate my own home using a soft pallette and integrating things that I already have displayed rather than going on a christmas decorating bender (which I usually do). This made the process easier and less stressful, and the result simple, relaxed, and to me, beautiful.
Vintage bottles I already had on an office shelf got a dose of holiday with some mini vintage ornaments.
My "mantle" always has urns and votives on it, so some fresh garland and homemade accents did the trick...
One of those accents was a little snowscape I threw together in a glass hurricane.
My antique bread bowl on our kitchen counter wasn't going to go anywhere, so I filled it with moss, air plants, vintage ornaments, and tealights. I am so pleased with the way it turned out, I can't wait to replicate it for my clients!
Each year I try to fit an enormous tree into our tiny home, which usually results in some kind of catastrophe. I cover it in handmade bows, yards of ribbon, and color coordinated ornaments. It's always lovely, but a lot of work. This year, I took a step back and opted for a smaller tree in a pretty urn. It had just enough room for all of my favorite ornaments which makes it a bit simpler, but also more personal.
I like the look of empty space, so I have this old empty frame hanging above our bed. For Christmas, I hung this simple but gorgeous wreath (made out of beaded and rhinestone Indian fabric) in the middle. It was a handmade gift from my friend Stacy, so it's extra special.
I've been wanting a new light fixture over the bed for awhile now, and the holidays presented the perfect opportunity to play around with the one I have. A box full of large vintage ornaments and voila! Instant chandelier update. I might even leave it like this.
I love to read, and have recently resorted to leaving piles and stacks of books all over the floor. I love the way they look, and can dig through them whenever I need something new or something to loan. Rather then boxing them up, I plunked my mini bedroom tree right on top of them. The books take up the space where presents would go and that makes me very happy!