One morning, early in November, hubs woke up freezing and walked around lighting candles to try to warm the house. That situation and this image became my source of inspiration for my "faux mantel" (I don't have a fireplace, but I do have a low profile wall unit, and a fireplace screen saver!)
Having the candles clustered together in an area makes for a stronger source of heat, plus it's easier to light or put out the candles...
I use to add garlands to my windows in my apartment, and decided to do it here this year. I pulled together pieces I had to manage to fully hang on our dining area window (with lights!) It's faux, but I also mixed in some feathery fresh greens too to beef it up! I'd really like to add the "Merry Christmas" garland swag to it.
I don't have window boxes, but I do have two galvanized tins similar to this shape, so I made two arrangements...
LoVe the mix!
LoVe the mixed greens of this wreath!
I did similarly when mixing real with faux.
I had wanted to try wreaths in the windows: I tried it, but didn't like it.
It felt too cluttered. This look works best in a space with sparse wall art.
Such a simple detail to add to the old hacienda key I picked up in September in Sedona! And I think I have a pretty green ribbon too!
What inspired you with your Christmas decor this year?