For some people, Christmas is about completely immersing yourself in tinsel and garland and every other treasure so that your house becomes a winter wonderland. For me, Christmas is about placing small holiday trinkets in unexpected places. This method really saves a lot of time, space and energy, and is sure to put you in the holiday spirit! For example, on a little shelf by my vanity, I placed a red felt dachshund(who is wearing a beret, mind you) next to all of my other figurines and collections. He's sort of giving a wink, and in green script down his side it says, 'Merry Christmas'. Every time I see this guy, I smile and feel like I need to rush over to my computer and put on Dolly Parton's Christmas album. Don't have a Dolly Parton Christmas album? Get one. Don't have a Christmas dachshund? What about these guys?
Another thing I like to do is to just put ornaments and sprigs of glittery things into a planter or a bowl. This adds really great pops of color, and looking at the designs of old fashioned ornaments is just too much fun. Here are some closeups!
Last but not least, the obligatory Santa. I personally prefer to have more Christmas deer/dogs around the house, but having a classic 50's Santa is a perfect decoration. How perfect would he look nestled somewhere in the kitchen? A small pose-able Santa like this one would also make for a cute display in your fireplace. At first you see what appears to be a normal fireplace, but then you see the tiny Santa looking like hes on his way back up the chimney! Little touches like that add some fun to your Christmas decorating.
Well, I hope I gave you guys and gals some ideas for how to decorate for the season. Whats your style of decorating? Are you a Christmas explosion type, or more of a minimalist decorator? Let me know! As always, if you feel like you NEED any of these items, just leave us a message or give us a call at 260.1578. Until next time!