Thursday, December 9, 2010

Holiday Vignette

If you've been around here for a bit you surely know that "traditional" is not our style... I definitely tend more towards pretty and quirky to offset all of our antique furniture. The non-traditional extends to holiday decor, as well. I cannot stomach red and green in my home, even for Christmas. I prefer metallics, pastels, and icy tones. I'm also not a fan of "crafty" holiday stuff. "Artsy", yes. "Crafty", no. But all of this means it is difficult to find holiday decor that I like and will actually re-use year after year.

As of now I have one single large Christmas tub and it is mainly full of ornaments. I don't have any real holiday specific decor. No cute snowmen, no sparkly reindeer, no angels. So how do I make things look festive? Hmmm... In the interest of working with what I've got and not spending lots of money on useless crap I'll have to store 10 months out of the year, I threw some ornaments and bows around and called it a day.

On top of our china cabinet.

Bows from Ikea. 

Fall/Winter china with a few bows.

My grandmother buys all the grandkids an ornament for Christmas. Mine has been Barbie for years now.

More ornaments and bows from Ikea. Plus, a candle I bought at Target last year. 

How do you decorate for the Holidays? Do you prefer to stick with  the palette already in your home or do you go all out with greenery and big red bows?


Kristina P. said...

You have really fun taste. I love those apocathary jars.

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Everything looks pretty. I like how you filled the jar with bows. Clever! I'm afraid you'd probably throw up from the Christmasy-ness at our house. But, we can still be friends, right? ;)

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Very pretty! I love the bows :)

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

I'm jealous of all your glass display jars! That idea of putting the bows on display is so easy, yet I probably wouldn't have thought of it. Cute!

I find that the traditional reds/greens/golds go best with the colors that are already in our house, so that's what I'm sticking with for now!

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

We have a tree, some ribbons on the banister and little ornaments decorating the chandy. Oh, and a wretch on the outside - that's it!