Sunday, December 14, 2014

So many ways to celebrate...

As Christmas approaches I find myself half way to no where. With the back patio still under construction, big dumpsters parked in the driveway, I'm finding it harder and harder to decorate.
Mud's at every entrance, with more rain in the forecast.
So I decided to stare at images on Pinterest. I found great ideas for decorating without a tree and lights.

 All ages, all styles.....

Below are three ideas using the same fireplace
and mirror.

Candy cane-inspired fireplace

I adore this clean, and fresh floral idea.

Evergreen-inspired mantel

Or this traditional look.

Winter white mantel

How about some mercury glass for

Tree without tree :-)) 40 Beautiful Vintage Christmas Tree Ideas | DigsDigs

No time for a live tree? I found a beautiful way to 
feel the spirit of the season.

Ornamenttree 001

I found it so interesting I wanted to post two. Can you imagine
the endless possibilities with different frame styles?

Santa Art - reproducing a santa image on plywood with sharpie silver pens. Love this!

Graphic, and bold.

Nativity scenes on frosted glass - use etching cream to put directly on the glass. Would be cool to make a few for the other side of the mantle with Bethlehem on it and some more pasture (you could swap out the middle candles for the kings!!)

Who doesn't have a ton of votive s that could be decoupaged? It's all in the 
details. I think I was drawn to this for that reason alone. The detail let's the story
be told.

Simple, humble, with the flicker of light.

It was then I realized I could celebrate with the spirit...




  1. Although I am traditional I just love that RED decor! What fun, but of course the traditional one is my favorite!! Hope you are staying stress free this holiday season my friend!
    xo Karolyn

    1. If I can't create the season, I'm going to enjoy others. I've seen seen some amazing holiday decor this year, and I'm loving it! Always next year....

  2. I can imagine how hard it is to feel like decorating when there's so much else going on. Just think of how beautiful it will all be in the end.

    1. Thank you for the words of encouragement! I appreciate it.

  3. I know what you mean...go buy a bunch of Poinsettias and call it a day!

    1. That's exactly what I mean! Still beautiful and festive.

  4. Sharon, I understand completely. You can pick up a few paperwhites, an amaryllis and poinsettia , set out candles and not worry about all of the frantic racing to decorate every room. I too love looking at what everyone else is creating!

    The Arts by Karena