If you want to get lots of ideas for holiday decor, drive around your neighborhood or go on a home tour to see what others are doing. That’s what I did this weekend, and it was a real eye opener. Some people must spend weeks readying their homes while others are happy with simpler statements.
Wreaths, suspended on doors and sconces, are common to holiday decor. Each one of these is different in style but share the use of natural elements.
Garlands abound inside and out, and whether simple or fancy, they make such a statement about the home.
In some homes, chandeliers become more than a source of light during the season. I have none so it is fascinating to me to see how they transform into works of art.
As much as I appreciate the elaborate decorations, I must confess to being more drawn to those understated creations that I can actually imagine doing myself.
What could be simpler than an evergreen surrounded by a few sprayed pine cones
or a container filled with flocked ones?
Trees, adorned only with white lights, add such friendly welcome to a porch (yes, those are azaleas blooming in December)
as do red ribboned reindeer bearing a load of poinsettias.
No ordinary mailbox is this but it becomes part of the season festooned with red and green and with its backdrop of richly colored cyclamen.
No holiday decor would be complete without nutcrackers
and Santas and oh what a treat it is to see them presented in such fun ways.
I can tell you that after seeing all this, I felt a real need to go home and decorate, but then I got to thinking about having to put stuff away after the holidays and thought maybe not! Well, maybe a little…..
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