In today's post I am going to show my wishlist:
Above is a dreamy mantlescape that really captures the mood of the holiday. My home is not all white, nor is it cottage; however, I adore the feel of this photo. The idea is not to mimic the photo but to take your personal style & create the feeling this photo gives - warm, inviting, & lush without being over-the-top.
I had to include this clamp-style wire wreath form because I reallly want one! However, I can only find them online, & at this point I don't have time to wait for mail order. Does anyone know a big box that offers these? If so, pleeeaaase let me know! They make wreath arranging a breeze.
This pic has a beautiful garland strung across the door & evergreens planted in the urns. It's so elegant against the painted white background. My front entrance is brick with a dark green door, so the greenery won't pop as well as this. I'll have to use more color for a good contrast, but the garland & the evergreens is where I'll start. And isn't that moss wreath to die for??? (I love anything with moss.)
Will make for a beautiful tree!
So there you have it. This is my plan for holiday styling on a minimalist's budget.
We'll see if I actually get it done! Right now I'm sitting w/ hubby in pre-op waiting to have his gall bladder removed. Amazing how medical technology has made such a major surgery into a minor surgery. It's times like these that you appreciate that we have the best medical services in the world. I'll have two-to-three days of down-time at home while helping hubby recover. I think I can fit this into my schedule!