Christmas/Winter Decor

Early Snow Inspires Holiday Cheer!

Well, winter arrived early in my little half acre of Ohio. Even though it was freezing and icy, and I still had my mums growing in my flower boxes, I thought the snow was beautiful. It definitely put me in the mood for Christmas. Who needs Thanksgiving anyways, we have Halloween for our fall apple cider and pumpkin carving. We can still have pumpkin pie at Christmas, right?!

The steps leading up to my front door at my Home On Elderwood.

Even as I list new items in my shop on Etsy, I put a little holiday spin on the pictures. The pine cones and ornaments are nestled in this vintage bowl or candy dish by Anchor Hocking, which I surrounded by a small wreath topped off with beads of ice. Since, I already broke out the box of ornaments, I decided to decorate the cupboard by my back door, too.

I already had the silver plated tray on top of the cupboard. I combined the snowman and penguin stacking boxes that I received from my mother with the penguin teapot. Tea pots are kinda my thing. I will have to do a post on my tea pots sometime. Ask my husband, and he would tell you I have too many. To me, that’s when a great collection starts, “when you have to many.”

To finish it off, I added a few ornaments and pine cones. If you look at the display, it’s not symmetrical, but it is balanced. The key to this and any other display is to incorporate different heights, complimentary colors, and interesting textures. This keeps it looking effortless and elegant at the same time.

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