Monday, December 6, 2010

Holly Days - Winter Wonderland Decor

It's that time of year - packing away the halloween decor and bringing out the reindeer and ornaments. Christmas music is on a constant cycle on this girl's iPod. The tree is already up (see previous post), which means the rest of the house had to follow suit.

Starting as usual with our main display area above the media center (our TV hangs on the wall above the fireplace which opens up this space), I thought about what I had done last year: we had picked up a silver reindeer from HomeGoods and he fit in perfectly with some new feather trees from Target and some green accents. Our IKEA sheepskin rug usually kept in the guest bedroom was added for a luxe looking snowy landscape.
I liked this set up so much that I wanted to create it again, with just a few tweaks to keep it interesting. I have a plethora of blue ornaments and decorative items. I seriously need to start branching out. I had more than enough to create an icy blue winter wonderland with deer, trees and rug intact. Inspired by my Halloween decor where I used a mirror to reflect bat silhouettes, I had to pick up this pack of circular adhesive mirrors I found at Marshalls. Sticking them against the wall and using glue dots to affix some glittery snowflakes added some 3D to our wall. The "Let it Snow" wall decal I had picked up last year caps off the scene.
A closer look:
 The apothecary jar is jam packed with blue and silver ornaments, and they are also tucked in amongst the garland beneath it and on the white rug.
I've got a lot more to write about this holiday season including:

- More decor: count the variety of hurricane displays we now feature!
- Gingerbread House Decorating Extravaganza 2010: finished our 3rd Annual Gingerbread House this past weekend. Here's a hint on theme: Santa's gettin' a tan!
- More Martha Stewart Challenges: I took on a couple of her projects for Halloween and Fall decor, I've got my sights set on one of her wreaths. . .
- Lots and lots of food: Cookies, pies and maybe some healthy things thrown in for good measure.

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