Do you change up your Christmas decorations from year to year? My answer to that question is yes and no. The primary tree stays pretty much the same. But I do change some areas, just using (mostly) decor that I already have.
For example, the mantel is different every year. Don’t ask me why that particular area demands newness but it does. This year a nature inspired theme was called for. I’ve had these dried pomegranates for over 20 years. One year I rubbed a little gold leaf on them to give them some shine. The greenery is fake and I use it throughout the year in various arrangements on the dining room table or in vases around the house. I gave up on real garland a long time ago. The daily shedding and mess were too much!
Vintage items, especially vintage holiday decor, always speak to me. I found this cute snow people salt and pepper set at an antique store. I think my granddaughters will love this little vignette.
At the same antique mall, I found this unusual reindeer. I’ve never seen one on rockers before. This particular antique mall had so much vintage Christmas that it was overwhelming. None of it was expensive either. I really don’t want the clutter though so I resisted, mostly.
This guy was just too unique to pass up!
The library needs some sparkle and frivolity, which this vintage tree provides. It’s just the right size for a table top tree.
I’m off to a good start. How’s your decorating coming along?