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{Day 12} Greenery & Foliage

holiday decorating

Aside from my Christmas tree, I love the way that lighted greenery can transform an area of the home. It doesn’t need to be fancy or with all the ornaments, ribbons, and bows. Sometimes just adding the additional lighted greenery is all the space needs. Garland looks so beautiful whether it’s in an entryway, on a fireplace mantle, on a console table, or on a buffet table. I don’t live in a two story home, but if I did, you could be sure to find it on my stairway wrapped around the rails! I also really love the string lights that have a twinkle effect to them. I have those lights on my dining room garland and feel it looks so elegant. It reminds me of the flicker of a candle. All of my garland is artificial, but you can also use real garland. I do not have what you would call a “green thumb”, so it’s in the bestRead more …

{Day 6} Pillars, Candlesticks, & Tealights

candlelight christmas

There is definitely something about the soft glow of candlelight. It’s romantic, it’s elegant, and it requires no batteries or electricity to be beautiful. I do own a few of the battery operated candles and love that they require no effort, but I still prefer a real candle when entertaining. Again, almost all of my candlesticks shown in my photos were purchased at either Home Goods or one of its sister stores. Not a single one cost me over 19.99. If I find candles in gold or silver that also have a unique texture to them I almost always will scoop them up. I feel it adds a little more interest and character to them over the traditional ivory candle pillars. Not that ivory is boring, I use those too…but I mix them with my golds and silvers. I also LOVE floating candles. Not much is required to make them look pretty and they can be used with almost anyRead more …