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Decorate Me

December 13, 2016
Distressed French terry top
Winter window boxes

It is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. Inside and out. I look forward to this season of decorating all year round. The day after Thanksgiving, everything comes out of hiding, the tree goes up, and all becomes festive in my home. And it’s always a little sad when the season ends and it’s time to box everything up again.

Over the years, my color scheme has become more muted, more natural. It’s mostly white with some pops of sparkle and red in there.

Outside, my window boxes get stuffed to the brim each year with greenery. We always try to save a little money by taking the extra branches from our live Christmas tree (and the trimmings others leave behind whilst purchasing theirs), and starting with that. We have dogwood in our backyard, and some simple trimming adds just a little color to the boxes.

Boxwood fills in the spaces and adds a little visual interest, birch sticks make it pop, and magnolia leaves finish it off. I’ve got some blue berries tucked in there too, and some false cypress. I think this is the best they’ve ever turned out. I just wish I had snapped a pic for you before the big snowfall! (I’m including one I snapped for Instagram last month though so you can get the pre-snow effect)

My table didn’t change much after decorating it for Thanksgiving. A swap out of the pumpkins and orange candles, with the addition of some green and red and a tiny tree, and some dogwood in the hydrangeas finished it off. The night of the big holiday, I’ll add gold chargers with my white and silver plates to fancy it up a bit.

What is your color palette like this year?

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