Tis The Season!

I started my holiday decorating today! Over the years my approach to decorating has changed. I used to spend hours removing items from a room and bringing in holiday décor. I really got tired of having to pack everything up only to put it back in a few weeks. When I decorate now rather than remove items I modify them to reflect the holiday. I used this technique on two large Pottery Barn Vases I have on my mantle.

vase adj 1  I love pussy willows they are a simple organic element that give much needed height.

IMG_4748 Some are artificial I purchased them at Pier One and Michael’s. I fill in during the year with real ones I get at Wegmans Grocery Store.

IMG_4789  I chose artificial red berry stems to add color.

IMG_4790 I placed one stem in at a time stepping back periodically to see how it looked and tweaking if needed.

IMG_4792 Next I used artificial pine branches from Michael’s. I put them around the rim to add greenery and a little sparkle.

IMG_4793 Remember to walk around the vase to make sure all angles look good.

IMG_4822 (2) When everything was done I took stems out and placed where there might have been empty space.

IMG_4818 (2) I will not lie it took me more than an hour to do each vase.

img_4813-2.jpg I think the result was worth the time put in. I guess I still spend a lot of time decorating, but at least I will not have to drag things back in.

Another time saver is using the same wreath for all seasons and holidays. I bought a gerneric green wreath.

IMG_2947 (6) This is the wreath and how it looks in the spring.

IMG_4223 (2) This is the same wreath just embellished with fall décor.

img_4796.jpg Again, using the same wreath changing out for the Christmas season.

Next week more decorating ideas!

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