Since I will be in Stockholm, Sweden during Thanksgiving, my mind has traveled straight to Christmas and all the fun decor for the winter Holidays (great ideas whether you celebrate Christmas or not).
While out cold last week (Thank you for all your well wishes. You are a dear bunch.) I comforted myself with several great magazines and page after was was ripped out.
Here are some of my favorite and most inspirational decor ideas:
1. Advent calendar with ornaments
What a nice idea! Make your own calendar and place small, personal ornaments in a large bowl. Let the kids hang one ornament on the home made calendar per day. Beats candy! (The calendar is made from a gray painted board attached to a vintage window frame. White cup hooks hold manila shipping tags, numbered with stickers).
2. One pretty, over-sized wreath on a mirror
= Immediate holiday impact
3. Cocoa Hot Spot
I have never tried but I might just need to for the kiddos and their friends.
4. Vintage sheet music wreath
Make a personal wreath with vintage sheet music. (Roll sheet music into cones. Hot glue the cones to a wreath form that you make from sturdy cardboard).
5. Black + Silver
Silver looks amazing with candles, greenery, simple pine cones and a plate of satsumas!
6. Guest room decor
Our own guests will be able to admire a pretty Rosemary plant (or small pine tree) in a burlap sack on their bedside tables.
7. Restraint is key!
Your eye can’t focus on anything if you decorate too much!
8. Tree loveliness
I so wish this tree was mine. (A mix of old, new and handmade ornaments). So very pretty, pretty. And the settee too!
9. Wool blanket and Pomegranates
Ok, this idea I will copy one day. Layer an old wool blanket under the cross stitched linen table cloth (I have that very same one at home! Bought it 6 years ago).
And again, how pretty is this simple decor idea with red, handsome pomegranates, and a tad of greenery in a glass cookie stand. Will copy this idea too!
10. HGTV Magazine – December 2012
For more terrific Holiday decor, hurry out and buy HGTV Magazine’s December issue (out now) and turn to page 130. My dear friend Marianne welcomes readers into her Christmas decorated home. I know her lovely home well and I run over there frequently! So proud of her!!! 7 P.A.G.E.S of Holiday Decor Inspiration from this designer maven!!! Go, Marianne, go!!
Hugs to you all!
Images scanned via BHG Christmas Idesa (2012) and Country Home Holiday 2012. Last image via HGTV Magazine Dec. 2012.