This morning I shared one of my favorite holiday books by Mary Carol Garrity, Christmas At Home. Looking through that book again put me in the mood to do a little Christmas decorating.
The guest bed was warmed up and made festive with a strand of red mitten garland.
You may remember the garland from when I decorated the screened porch last Christmas. (Christmas Porch post can be viewed here: Screened-in Porch Decorated For Christmas)
I love adding touches of red to this room at Christmastime. The red in the floral fabric of the curtains, table skirt and pillows help tie it all together.
One of the things I spied again in Mary Carol’s book shared this morning, was how she often adds a greenery-filled stocking to bedposts. I love that idea!
I don’t have a lot of greenery right now in my yard but that will soon change as the Leyland Cypress and Savannah Hollies I planted grow in over the years. I managed to find a little though to tuck into my stocking. I love using greenery from the garden in Christmas decorating whenever possible. This would be a fun thing to do for a guest room the morning you’re expecting guests to arrive. To keep the greenery fresh for a few days, wraps the stems in soaking-wet paper towels and tuck them down into a plastic bag inside the stocking.
More touches of Christmas…
I got a silly idea recently while in the dollar store. I was looking at all their garland and I started thinking about how much fun it would be to decorate a Christmas present with garland instead of ribbon.
I tired the garland around the present just as you would with ribbon.
Then I took the left over scraps…
And twisted them around the center where the garland came together to create a little garland party on top of the present.
They had garland in all colors including this cute candy cane garland. This would be adorable with red wrapping paper, too. If you have cats or pets who like to eat garland, you may not want to wrap presents this way, but thought I’d share this idea as an alternative to ribbon.
Are you busy cleaning, cooking and getting ready for Thanksgiving? Have you started on your Christmas decorating?
Don’t stress and don’t worry! It’s going to be wonderful because all that really matters is being with those you love! 🙂