I design my holiday touches for the house in a trial and error way. OK, it is haphazard. Maybe there is a more orderly way to decorate a house for Christmas, but, I pull out my pieces...bowls, trays, spheres, glass balls, greenery, bows, ribbon, santas, Christmas ornaments, etc., and I start playing. I try this with that and that with this. I stand back and look, and sometimes I start over. You can see the beginning of my staging process below. It starts out a bit messy, but it is part of my creative process. I pile things together and then begin playing/creating.
I will probably change the items on display from time to time before Christmas...as I am always mixing and moving things. I will try to keep you posted. :-)
I spotted this mirrored tray as I was walking down an aisle in TJMx. (If you are one of my regular readers you know that I have a weakness for trays.) I kept walking because I was on a mission to find something. I found "it" then circled back around to the shelf with this mirrored beauty. I stood there and looked at it. I picked it up... heavy and sturdy. Price...it was low enough to interest me. I wondered if it was too glam for my very traditional house. I have a tendency to be conservative...and let someone else do "glam." But this tray was pulling me in...should I go with it?
While I was holding the tray and trying to make a decision, another shopper walked by and slowed down, looking at the tray. (I think she was stalking it and waiting for me to make a decision. ha!) We chatted about how pretty it is, etc. And that it is a really great price too. There was only one! I put it in my basket, admiring my pretty glam treasure. I thought I would try something, well, different. Let's see if I can pull off a glam look in my house.
After the holidays I may use my mirrored tray to display some julep cups. (I like to buy/have items that can be used year round, instead of just at Christmas.) My mother used to give me a pewter julep cup for Christmas or birthdays...so now I have a few. I can see it now. Derby, (first Saturday in May) here we come. But for now...I need to think of the Christmas season.
Hey, maybe I can do glam after all! :-)
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