Happy Holidays! Here is this years hearth!
I actually bought some new decorations this year. The two lanterns filled with ornaments on the left, and the swag with ribbon across the top are new. I bought the lanterns from Old Kings Lane with “free-monee” from Capital One (sweet) and the swag and ribbon are both from Michaels. The ornaments are from Home Goods. I got a HUGE tub of them so I’ve been able to use some on a wreath (see here), and I’m hoping to put more out in random containers, as is the fashion.
Here’s a closeup of the lanterns:
I am really digging the silver and gold theme this year. Very muted and understated while being sophisticated and beautiful. The thing in front of the lanterns is a flameless candle that was involved in a glitter explosion. Said explosion must have been at the factory because I bought it looking like that (Michaels again, last year).
On the other side, I have placed my (very old) mini tree on top of a painted cheese box. This cheese box I just gave a couple of light coats with off white spray paint. At one point I wanted to actually paint something on it. I may still do that.
The candle was a gift from a friend and smells like yummy cookies. I decorated the tree with all mini-ball ornaments from Target.
I found this garland at Michaels this year and bought it with a coupon. It has a mix of faux magnolia leaves, fruit, holly, and berries. It has been painted silver and a little bit of gold. The fruit must have been in the same glitter factory explosion. The ribbon I just wound around it and hung the whole thing up with some command hooks. Those things are awesome.
It feels good to get things looking festive around here!