All this getting ready for Christmas and making ornaments in October has given me the bug to decorate a little early. And if my blog browsing is any indication, I am not alone. I have gotten ideas here and there and two days ago inspiration for my banister struck. A quick sketch and a little effort (including a trip to my yard to clips some greenery) and my banister came to life:
I seriously love all the creams and whites in contrast with the greenery and the black stair rail and picture frames.
I have recently seen a lot of various paper garlands and was excited to try my own. . .
And I am sure she is not the only one making these, but Christa, of Chloe Rose, is selling the prettiest little rag ornaments that inspired mine. I spied them at Camas Antiques. I LOVE her stuff.
What I really like about this style is how well it goes with my furniture and decor. . . and my dog! (who needs a bath and a hair cut).
I don't think I will get sick of it as quickly as the traditional style Christmas decor. . .
Which is a good thing since I am starting early. Although, with Thanksgiving next week it's not that early. . .
And since I have only done the banister and planted my paperwhites, I still have a lot of decorating to do. Speaking of paperwhites. . .
(Do you like my new table? I just need to make slipcovers for the chairs now--paperwhites are planted in the pitchers and chamber pot)
I plant them every year in early November so they will bloom over Christmas. I love the extra added something that fresh flowers give and their crisp whiteness adds so much to all my other decorations.
I ordered them online this year, in October, to get a better deal so I could plant more. I also ordered two snowball amaryllis that I can't wait to see bloom.
You might have noticed my swag didn't actually reach the entire length of the banister. It's close, but I want to decorate the rail along the hall upstairs also, so I better get back to work. Especially if I want to make extras to put in the shop!
What is your Christmas style?