Holiday Home Tour
Hi there. I’m excited to share my holiday home tour with you again this year!
Remember last year when I realized my house was sort of like the Home Alone house because a lot of my year-round decor contains shades of green and red? Well, I thought I should take it one step further this year, so I got rid of my leather sofa and brought in a vintage velvet green sectional to improve my holiday decorating game. If a velvet spruce green sectional doesn’t say Merry Christmas, what does?
Though the sectional really helped improve our home’s festive feel, it did mean that we had to get rid of our giant coffee table box (it’s now for sale at the shop!) where I stored my Christmas decor for two years. Now the holiday decor will go back to the attic in January. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.
During the fall months, i had relocated one of my fall landscapes from my mudroom art wall into my dining room and it got me thinking that I wished I had a winter landscape to emphasize for the holidays. I soon realized I did in fact have a winter landscape, but it was a bit larger than the autumn one. I didn’t let this stop me though and now this winter giant is front and center this season! This is one of the first pieces I ever bought back in graduate school ten years ago.
Handmade Holiday Decorations
This year I realized my large juniper bushes in my front yard are legit gold mines. I used a bit of their clippings last year, but this year we went crazy with them. My husband and I trimmed the bushes with reckless abandon so Daly, Holly (Shop Manager!) and I could create wreaths, garland, floral arrangement filler and general greenery accents around our homes and others’ homes. We also harvested our holly bushes and Daly’s rosemary bushes. Nothing makes me happier than realizing that not only will our bushes look better after we trim them, but I can use their clippings to craft beautiful things! After creating multiple wreaths from our fresh juniper, I donated all of my old fake wreaths. Daly proclaimed that “From Fake to Make” is this year’s holiday decorating motto! Do you too have holiday decorating mottos?