Holiday decorating is not the same as when kids were at home and we drank hot chocolate and decorated to the sounds of Christmas music. These days I liven up the house with a bit of holiday color as a reminder that it is the season, and you know what, I enjoy having less.
Each year some things are pulled from storage that haven’t been out for a while, and it’s like saying hello to old friends. The challenge is always thinking of a new way/place to use what is selected.
This year finds them on the mantle, a challenging spot because it is a narrow space where not many things will fit. Luckily, the trees are just right and sitting on a bunched piece of muslin (why do I have 50 yards?) and interspersed with finials and turquoise ornaments, they’ve taken on new life beneath Alan McGee’s tapestry.
My favorite wizard like Santa stays out all year,and this day he fits right in with the shimmering gold. Looks like he came down the chimney at the perfect time! The black candleholders were on their way to the closet when it occurred to me to bring them into play. I tied them with burgundy gold edged ribbon, ran to Pier One for some gold candles and voila, they are the finishing touch.
Next I will move on to the dining room table, but for now I’m going to light the candles, pour a glass of wine and enjoy a few Christmas tunes.
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