We all have our Christmas rituals and mine usually start December 1st.. I always make something for my entrance first. I am not one to overdo things. I re-use what I have or forage in my garden or the gardens of friends. Then I added some LED lighted twigs and silver balls and a hit of mesh ribbon. The purple connects with my front door. The blown leaves remind me that we are between seasons.
Each year I allow myself one or two new purchases and send at least one small bag of assorted objects to a local charity shop. I'm extravagant this year with two purchases. I've been looking for a plain wreath to change around each year and found this great one with LED lights for 25% off at Canadian Tire. This year the theme is snow flakes and silver... just because.
This year I embraced our new Target ( very near my home) and purchased three dark silver vases that you will be seeing around my house through out the coming seasons. I love repetition in threes as you can see. A little sparkle with red is refreshing.
I have a fondness for trays to corral objects into a composition. This lovely white one was a gift from my husband last year. It has silver leaf leaves and birds on it (see below).
Candles are always a must at Christmas time and I usually arrange those I have on a tray, add in some flowers and ornaments and call it a day. I am still fiddling with this arrangement and I may need to invest in some new candles because these are looking a little worn. There's nothing like a photo to help you refine a composition. The finials are going and I must put in one more pillar for a chubby candle. Love plain white mini carnations because they last forever.
The new version with finials removed. Looking better. Every time I pass by I move something!
That's it until December 14 when I usually add the second layer of decoration and put up the tree.
I hope you are putting a little sparkle in your home.