Friday, 12 December 2014

In the Home: Holiday Decorating!

I love decorating for the holidays! I tried to use what I had while creating new looks for my home. I purchased a large glass bubbled bowl, featured above, from a fun and affordable antique store and piled in vintage ornaments I already had with a few new ones too. If you are concerned about these getting broken with kids and pets in the house you can always place it up higher than your coffee table or use plastic ornaments instead. Takes just minutes to put together!

I wanted a festive focal point that was easily removable for my dining table. This mirrored tray is a piece that I use throughout the year to create different looks for my home. I placed a snowflake tree topper, a large candle, votive candle holders, paper garland, a vintage glass santa, a vintage red decanter (family heirloom), and a candle holder filled with new and old ornaments to the tray to make for a really bright and festive center piece! Mixing and matching what you have makes for an interesting center piece that is unique each and every year for the holidays. 

My mom gave me this cute little sleigh you see above. I added green holiday foliage stems from Michael's Craft store, pine cones, a woodland squirrel, a bird's nest, and some white Christmas lights to create this holiday look. 

The beautiful Buffet that my father-in-law built for us this past year has served as a great way to decorate for the holidays, as seen above with sprigs of holly and pine branches, pine cones, and two glittered reindeer! 

The vintage bar cart at our house also came from a cheap antique store. If you find one of these for $50 buy it! They are a hot ticket item right now and they sell for hundreds online. I just added candy canes, a few ornaments, and some frosted holly berries to make the bar more festive for the holidays! 

 My vintage foil Christmas tree was gifted to me by my aunt Teresa, who is a fabulous antique dealer who finds the coolest things! I have decorated with this tree for many years and it always makes me happy to set it up each and every year. 

My husband Nathan received this beautiful vintage sled from his grandmother and grandfather in 1982 when he was just 2 year old. I decided it would be so lovely to feature it as part of our holiday decor and added some LED start lights to make it twinkle. To the left is my favorite childhood memento. A little red chair I used to sit in at my grandmother and grandfather's house. I asked if I could have this years ago and have featured it in our home throughout the years. It is so much more meaningful to use mementos and keepsakes you already have when doing your holiday decorating. So get to digging in your closets, basements, and sheds and see what you find to decorate with! 

Happy Decorating!
From the Harvest Table,
All designs are MWGS originals