Welcome to my Meaningful Holiday Home Tour hosted by Laura from Meaningful Spaces! I’m excited to do it again this year with all these talented women. When you reach the end of this post you will find the links to all the other fabulous home tours so make sure to check them out for even more inspiration. When it comes to decorating for the Holidays in my home one of my first stops is to get fresh garland. I love adding texture and interest with all things nature. This year I went a little nuts and have it on my mantle, framing my family room as well as the dinner table. My home smelled like a Christmas tree lot after I got it all hung and I was just thrilled. Costco, Home Depot and Trader Joe’s all carry cedar garland this time of year. I would be lying if I told you it wasn’t a mess but for me some things are worth the headache.
The type of tree we got this year and last is called a silver tip noble. For me it’s just beautiful and unique with its bare trunk and greenish gray needles. For the tree skirt I used a cashmere pashmina my husband bought me while in Nepal during the earthquakes there. I’ve never actually worn it but I think it looks even more beautiful as home decor. I also use it as a table runner at times.
For gift wrap staying with the neutral textures and nature theme I did butcher block paper and chalkboard paper I found at World Market. After adding some ribbon from Sugar Paper LA and leather ribbon from Amazon I topped it off with some fresh greens and a fun little brass bell from Target. I also used these for my place settings as you will see below.
When I set my tables I love to layer. Keeping with the Holiday nature vibe I ran fresh cedar garland down the center and layered in silver dollar eucalyptus. After that I topped it off with battery powered copper LED lights and ornaments from Hearth & Hand. These great wooden bark chargers are from World Market. I have six but if you are looking to be more cost effective then I would say just do two at the head of your table for a beautiful statement without breaking the bank.
We entertain a lot so I always have things in every room that can double as seating but aren’t chairs. Stools ottomans and benches are great for extra seating without filling the room with tons of chairs. They can also double as extra dining seats in some cases. Top with a sheepskin or throw and you will never have to pull out those ugly old fold up chairs again.
One of my favorite things about the holidays is baking with my kids. I let them make Santas perfectly imperfect cookies all by themselves because heck he doesn’t mind baby toes on the counter or little sneezes!
Until next year from our family to yours Happy Holidays! XO Andrea
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- On December 7, 2017
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