Deconstructing the Tree

December 18, 2015

This year, a vase full of white pine boughs, another of frosted cones and a pile of lights. Separate elements, yet still giving you the modern equivalent of a fully decorated tree. A few minutes to set up…a few to take down when the festivities are over. That simplifies things doesn’t it?

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Setting the Tone

December 1, 2015

Your entry should set the tone of the holiday the moment guests arrive. A lush wreath of Magnolia can hint at the simple treatments ahead of natural evergreen boughs and cones. A vintage inspired wreath of shiny glass balls can play nicely with a collection of ornaments in shades of 60’s pink. If a little matte gold is what you’re craving, this wired garland of pressed metal leaves will take on a Calder-like playfulness when coiled loosely into a circle. I can see any of these options working for me, each taking on a quite different character against the Chartreuse paint color of my front door. I’m leaning toward…

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Wreath photos: Terrain http://www.shopterrain.com/holiday-wreaths/?cm_sp=Top-Nav-_-Holiday-_-Holiday-Decor-Wreaths  other photos:gp

 

Like an Early Gift

December 21, 2014

Today marks the Winter Solstice…the longest night of the year. And, in the morning, the rebirth of the sun. Each day grows lighter, guiding us through Winter with the promise of Spring. Definitely a reason to celebrate by decking the halls, building a roaring fire inside or a bonfire out and enjoying a little reminder of what’s to come.

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