sparkle and light

Last year, I went glam for the holidays (see last year’s blog). This year, it’s really all about using the same collection of decorations, which admittingly is getting large, in new combinations.

A more traditional feel in the living room where the real tree — with white lights and white ornaments mixed in with sparkly silvery ornaments — smells divine! (The white and sparkly ornaments were previously hung from a dowl over the threshold between the living room and kitchen.)

The tree is pulled together with a white and silvery tree skirt – rimmed with light grey fluffy faux fur! So awesome.

A silver star hung on the back of the door, silver bells on the door handles and a big wooden bowl filled with fresh pine cones rounds out the decorations in the living room. (The silver star was used as a tree topper last year.)

Much more colorful décor is in the kitchen/dining area. To fit with the existing décor, there are glass bowls filled with red and turquoise ornaments which serve as a centre piece on the dining table.
White candles top off the table setting offering a comfy and warm holiday glow. (The turquoise ornaments were my pop of color on the tree two years ago. The red ornaments are from at least 4 years ago…maybe more.)

Silver tissue paper flowers, with silver balls in the centers, line the staircase railing which leads to the second floor. (I made them last year for the holidays.)
This year, I added sparkly turquoise birds with feathers to help tie the flowers in with the overall color scheme. (These were part of the tree decorations two years ago.)

The new mud room features my vintage glam white feather tree with black ornaments. A silky white and black tree skirt hides the not-so-nice metal stand. (All new last year, when this was my only tree.)

The tree looks great with the bold black and white floor and the large metal sliding doors provide an excellent backdrop. To finish it off perfectly, a sparkly pink feather peacock sits near the top of the tree. (New this year…$1.25 at the Dollar Store.)

And outside? Well…that’s bit more traditional with lots of fresh spruce boughs in existing pots, a bit of a lime green ribbon, pine cones and little white lights.

This week’s decor lesson is finding creative ways to use what you already have. I’m often surprised at how easy it is to make existing decorations look like new by using them in different ways.

I hope you’re enjoying your festive spaces as much as I am! And don’t be afraid to get creative with what you already have.

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