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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Simple holiday decor

I must admit, I have not started decorating for the holidays....I have hardly even thought about it.  With bee's in our bonnets, my hubbie and I embarked on phase one of the office make-over, the part where you take everything out of the room so you can paint, etc.  Needless to say my house is a disaster.  After a slight hiccup with our paint color, the walls are now painted and I am fairly confident we can start putting things back together, which means that by this week-end we can bring out the holiday decorations.  I have tried not to focus on holiday decorating but of course as a reader of beautiful blogs, there is inspiration everywhere.

My favorite so far has to be this decor from Pam over at Simple Details. Fresh, clean and easy, done with items on hand like red and white books, gold and brass pieces and white pottery. Sprinkled with a few holiday items and some natural elements, this vignette is just lovely.

When I should have been sewing curtains for my office I got distracted by the piles of old Martha Stewart magazines I pulled out of my office bookcase, especially the holiday issues. (Does this ever happen to you?) Anyway here are a couple of simple holiday decor and table setting ideas that struck my fancy...(no scanner so I had to find them on line....more time wasted). But everything can be found here so at least I have made it easy for you!
Pretty straight forward, right?!  I just checked my spice cabinet and I have a bottle of whole cloves, so for sure the pomanders will get made, but only after I get my office put back together and buy a tree and get the decorations out of the basement.  Oh and then there is the other stuff, like client projects and day to day commitments..... No way I am going to get stressed by all of this which is why simple is best!  Many thanks to Pam  at Simple Details for getting my thoughts going in the right direction!!!!

BTW Centsational Girl is having a table settings link party and contest today so I am linking my book group table which I shared last week.


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5 comments:

pam {simple details} said...

Thanks so much for sharing my simple idea, Cathy! I see something I may steal from your great inspiration photos, too!

A Vintage Vine said...

Cathy, I loved Pam's ideas too! Simple will be my motto this year for sure! Loved all of your ideas, the mirror on the mantel was my fav.! I too have avoided the decor as of yet, maybe this weekend!

Holly said...

Hooray for Simple Details - literally. Pam always has great ideas as she showed us with her Christmas bookcase decor. I've been trying to find those little peppermint candy-cane candies and can't find them anywhere - I thought they would be so cute in a little dish (and easy and wallet friendly). Will have to keep looking. And yes, I'm always very easily distracted and whip open one of my magazines!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I have seen some of Martha Stewart's craft projects and perhaps I will try at least one this year, time permitting.

Anna@MyDesignEthos said...

I love these simple, elegant Christmas ideas! I had big dreams for Christmas this year with lots of projects planned but I've been so busy I haven't done much at all.

I've got a tree, a pretty glass bowl of balls on the coffee table and a small garland of stars hanging on the doorway.

Hopefully one day I'll get my Martha Stewart attitude together and create something this gorgeous! :)

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