Christmas is such a funny time for us around our house. The family is accustomed to all the boxes and bins I pull out every year and stack up in the corner of the living room. They tolerate my humming of Christmas tunes while I float around hanging wreaths and ornaments and sometimes they indulge me in my requests to help me make the house merry.
I’m not the most organized person in many aspects but when it comes to the holiday decor, I do myself a favor every January and organize by color because that’s how I decorate in December. All the gold stuff is in one plastic bin, the silver in another, etc. I turn to the same old techniques every year because they appeal to me. Always a lot of branches, some are real and some are faux, plenty of colorful ornaments, and some fresh greenery, with a garland up the staircase and evergreens scattered about.
One of the easiest ways I find to decorate each year is with piles of ornaments in vessels and I really do place them everywhere. It’s easy and takes little thought. Piling up ornaments in vessels always looks festive and it allows me to use what I’ve already got. So I roam from space to space, filling up hurricanes, urns, and compotes with piles of those sparkly baubles recycled year after year.
My collection of blue glass vases floats around the house, usually they’re in the family room but this month in the entry. Shop your house, that’s my motto!
It’s Rhoda’s Vignettes Party today, so here are just a few more scenes of those ornaments piled up in vessels around the casa.