Simple ideas to inspire you to add some holiday cheer to your home
I love adding little touches to our home that celebrate each season.
Tuck bits of greenery in with apples or pears on a platter or in a bowl.
Add a touch or two that elevate your senses
Create clove studded oranges and stop and smell them every time you go by!
It is like stop and smell the roses except stop and smell the oranges, which you don’t hear about as often, but you’ll be glad you did.
Spell out a sentiment with scrabble tiles.
Use wrapped packages as part of your holiday decor.
Fill your outdoor pots. Add trimmings from your yard, if you have them, or a tree lot or nursery. We also find pinecones to add. This year, I picked up a few ornamental cabbages that will survive a frost and get more purple as they go.
Ornaments piled on a platter.
Ornaments in a tea cup.
( I could turn this into a Dr Seuss poem but I’ll stop)
Buy a rosemary tree from Whole Foods or Sprouts or your local nursery. It smells great and you can add fresh rosemary to your dishes.
And when you forget to water it, you will have dried rosemary that you can still use in your cooking. Win, win.
Hang antique skates or skis on the porch with a couple sprigs of greenery.
Still life with art. Arranging vignettes with smaller art pieces like my 8″ x 8″ art originals or 6”x6” art print blocks makes it easy to move around and create a fresh look for the season.
My chandelier that gets changed out for the seasons, got a new winter sweater this year!
This was an ornament I found at our local McGuckins hardware store and couldn’t resist. Changing the chandelier for the seasons does take me more than 5 minutes but it’s fun. You could just add one little touch to yours.
Steal Borrow a toy truck from your child or grandchild, (or just buy one like I did) and hang a glittered Believe or word ornament on it.
We have several handmade ornaments that me, my husband, and son have made over the years but they usually never make it to the tree. We tend to notice them more when they are placed around where we can see them.
If you would like to bring some joy into your home with art for yourself or a loved one this season, email me and I’ll help you choose the perfect piece or give an e-gift card.
Here is hoping your holidays are Merry!