07 December 2014

Holiday Inspiration

Salt Dough Ornaments~Not edible
Decorating for the holidays can be a daunting enterprise. To make it easier, this decorating brain frozen person fills a Pinterest board with Holiday pins that are unique and varied from Christmas trees to food.
Maywyn on Pinterest ~ Holidays
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I had in mind making a twig tree without specific plans, a sort of wing it project (my favorite type). A feather tree type or a bunch of small branches hot glued together presents the problem of total ornament weight. Planning is required to insure success.

Salt Dough Ornaments December 2102

Inspiration. What moves you when you see a particular decor, style or theme? Rustic? Glossy sleek? Snowmen? Reindeer? Nordic? Old Country? Primitive? Girlie? Tinsel? Garland? Birds? Mittens? Sheet music? There is so much beauty to chose from, methinks its all right to take a year away from traditional decor to try something new.
There's nothing I know of in Santa's rule book 
that specifies the type of tree required or even if one is needed.
Happy Holidays!


14 comments:

  1. I was hoping to have a small tree on the renovated screenporch this year, but the construction delay may mean otherwise. But yesterday I bought some strands of little lights at a tag sale, so there will be *some* festive decor, *somewhere* this year :) Looking forward to seeing your creations!

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    1. Hi Quinn,
      With all those branches in your yard, there must be a few wanting to be a tree. :)
      Have a Happy Renovation Week!

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  2. Personally, I love to do Primitive in one room, and Victorian in another room. There is something so lovely about all those delicate glass horns and blown glass birds, orbs, tinsel and garlands glittering in the presence of teeny white lights. On the other hand, hanging paper stars, cinnamon sticks, orange slices and rusty metal stars are just as enticing. I love it all! And you are correct, there is no wrong way or right way, just whatever you like. One year when I was in my 20's, I stuck a potted Yucca plant in the middle of the room and hung it with glass balls. I actually like the idea of a potted Rosemary bush which not only smells lovely, but can be planted in the garden in the Spring.

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    1. Hi Jeri,
      Your Musuem of Appalachia post is still swirling in my mind along with your lovely holiday decorations.
      Rooms with different holiday styles, I like that. This year I'm determined to (try) make a star out of sheet music. It will be fun to see how it turns out. I'm leaning toward most of the decorations staying up all winter. I feel primitive decorations cross the boundaries of holiday into the new year. Santa might have to be put away, but not the pine cones.

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  3. I like them all...but primitive looks nice in my home...last year my Frank and I decided not to put up a tree because of health reasons. My grands are decorating for us this year . Not anything I would put on Pinterest but is more beautiful to me then any expensive decorating I ever did.

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    1. Hi Dee,
      Hope your ankle is doing well.
      I look forward to your holiday decoration photos.
      Happy Holidays!

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  4. Aw, I used to make salt dough Santas with my third grade class. I miss doing those holiday things with children. I can't wait to see more of your creations. The twig tree sounds very pretty!

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    1. Hi Katherine,
      Children and making ornaments is a wonderful holiday tradition.
      Happy Holidays!

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  5. I am all about casually chic.. not so proper that i would be afraid of my kids getting close to it or touch it.. but nice to look at.

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    1. Hi Hena,
      I like your style...casually chic!
      Happy Holidays!

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  6. you are so right Maywyn, to enjoy and share the joy of Christmas is the whole idea. I'm sorta memories of the children growing up and what I love goes on the tree. It's small and perfect and it smells good! love and hugs to you,Diana

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    1. Hi Diana,
      Yes, the smell of a fresh tree lights up the holiday season's heart. I remember that most from childhood. When I pass a fresh wreath, I often stop to smell the fir.
      Happy Holidays and Fun at the Art Shows!

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  7. Dear Maywyn - there are so many wonderful ways to decorate for Christmas - I kind of go Victorian upstairs and down more rustic. Have always wanted to make salt-dough ornaments. Must give this a try when I get a chance. Hope you are enjoying the Christmas season.

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    1. Hi Debbie,
      I like the different decor theme for different rooms.
      Here will be rustic with a bit of silver and satin ribbons instead of mostly twine.

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