‘Tis the season to share a few more tips from some of our holiday decorating projects…….
Decorate Deep Window Sills
This extra deep window sill is a focal point in the small library at the Pearl Buck home. Pearl Buck spent most of her childhood in China. We chose to do a cross cultural design, blending elements from both the Christmas holiday and the Chinese New Year. A simple wood bowl is filled with Sweet Gum Tree seed pods and oranges. In China oranges are a New Years treat for children and as a child I recall decorating oranges with cloves for the holiday. The gilded candles are adorned with cherry blossoms. Our wreath is simply decorated with ribbon and orchids.
Decorate the Mantel
Nothing pairs better with a mantel than fresh greens. We dressed the greens up with a quick and easy craft project. You can watch the how to video here.
And the Hearth
An empty wooden wine box with vintner’s label looks great with holiday greens!
Create a Door Swag – It’s Easier Then Making a Wreath
We cut some branches approximately the same length and wired them together at one end. We dressed it up with a bow and some paper tags to match the mantel décor.
The top of this corner cabinet is at eye level, the perfect height to appreciate the pattern on this Currier & Ives bowl. Pine cones and vintage glass ornaments add a festive touch.
They are visually interesting and the fragrance adds to the holiday atmosphere. This small crystal dish displays cinnamon and anise.
Display Your Heirlooms
The winter scene under the glass cloche and the glass ornaments are vintage pieces. Recently the demand for these nostalgic designs has re-surged and reproductions are currently being made. This homeowner is fortunate enough to have authentic pieces handed down through the family.
Do you have something special you do to decorate your home? Please share a photo in the comments.