We have had the best time helping clients decorate for Christmas. The one bad part is when we come like elves in the
night day and decorate and then we're gone by the time of the big reveal! I guess we'll just have to settle for their profuse compliments.
A quick garland and a vignette are a perfect way to infuse holiday decor on an entryway table, buffet or family room console. It doesn't take a lot of time or money to implement and can have a big impact.
Here are a few we've done this season and in years past:
Look at this beautiful old, world greenery/ribbon combo. We've added sugared fruit in complementary colors to the garland. And, we've accented with pieces of mercury glass and a lamp. This is a daytime shot of a pre-lit garland. If you add flameless candles on a timer, the whole scene comes to life nightly.
Jacki whipped up this teal fabulosity to incorporate our client's new family room decor into her Christmas decorations.
I just wasn't feeling traditional red and green in my old dining room:
So we chose spa blue ribbon with silver ornaments.
After creating our garden and gun wreath for a local event, Jacki was inspired to incorporate more nature in her Christmas decor this year. I LOVE the sled! How perfect!
Here's the dining room buffet for our teal, loving client. I always tell Jacki she's the MacGyver of home decor. Nothing is off limits for her. She will raid your kitchen cabinets and your kids rooms for props. Here she incorporated a serving piece and family photos for a stunning vignette.
Jacki added this wreath to her vent hood. Ya know, a little Christmas everywhere never hurt!
Next week we will bring you pics of our first ever, decorated live tree, but here's a sneak peak at some other spots in the house!
Varying height are key for any display (a food buffet, seasonal decor, etc.). A candlestick (stolen from another part of the home) elevates this driftwood tree to balance jolly, old St. Nick!
I've gotta say, this might be the mac daddy of all garlands!
I've saved the best (IMHO) for last. Two areas from my own home:
First, the entryway buffet.
I LOVE the mercury glass trees! For extra awesomeness, I have flameless candles on timers, as well as, a strand of lights on a timer in two of the Christmas trees. At 5 pm every night, this space glows with the warmth of the season. And, at 10 pm, the lights turn off. Honestly, does it get any better than that??
And, here's another sweet, Christmas spot in my home:
Over the years I've had my children's picture taken with Santa Clause...the real Santa. Last year I was fortunate to gather a picture of my husband with
a drunk Santa and also one of myself having "a moment" with the big guy!
I have also been collecting Father Christmas figurines. The two collections look simply amazing.
How fun are those?
We even have a picture with Santa Cow, one of the Chick-Fil-A mascots.
I hope we've inspired you to go get some ribbon and finish those last few spaces that haven't yet received their Christmas magic!
As always, Merry Christmas!