Now that you've all had a good nights sleep from that large Thanksgiving meal, it's time to get hopping on those Holiday decorations for your home.
I thought I'd share a bit of what I've been putting together this year in hopes it will give you some ideas for your own holiday decor. Much of what I have learned is from trial and error and with help from a creative neighbor. Check out her yearly "Christmas Village".
Each year I try to change my displays. Then again, there is a comfort in repeating what you've previously done. Here's a reminder of what my sideboard looked like in 2007:
Here it is this year. I've got a bit more tweaking to do but it's coming along nicely.
I'm into the deep reds and golds this year. Those large stars were purchased two years ago and the spouse has yet to put them up (permanently). They tend to float from the house to the shed. The rustic metal helps tone down the brassy golds.
The top of the mirror is covered with silk fabric which I purchased during Hancock's 40% off fabric sale. I use these fabrics often at the shows I vendor for. Bulk fabric is one of the most cost effective ways to dress up any vignette you create. Purchase the colors you love most and you'll soon be using them over and over. The gold silk and blues you'll see below can be used again for Easter.
Here's how I attach the fabric to the mirror. You'll need this list of supplies to get started: your fabric, wire cutters and medium weight wire.
Cut a piece of wire approximately 12" long.