There is something truly wonderful about holiday traditions. We have Christmas tree ornaments that are 30 years old; we have several other holiday decorations for our home that we have used every year for many Christmases; and we have those hand-made gifts that children bring home from school year every December. Each and every one is displayed in our home, year after year, and they are treasured for the memories they recall.
But this year I thought it would be fun to find a few new ways to prepare our home for the holidays, so I’ve been searching for ideas that are just a little bit different from the usual holiday decor. And since I haven’t been able to do much creating myself for the past several months because of our home updating (and more recently our home flooding!) which has prevented me from working in my sewing room / art studio for quite some time, I’ve had great fun checking out the creative holiday ideas of other bloggers.
This week I’m sharing a few of my favorites from all around the blogosphere and encouraging you to try something different this year for the holidays . . . just for fun! I hope you can join us this week for the Favorite Things Blog Hop and Linky Party – it really is a great way to make new friends, meet other bloggers, and discover lots of creative inspiration for you and your family. Hope to catch up with you this week at the party!
PS It seems that I am suddenly smitten with and obsessed with light pink . . . . or perhaps it is just the cozy vintage feel of these home decor ideas. In any event, I’m really feeling like I need to get back out in my little work shop and create some fun stuff myself. Hopefully I can do that soon!
I’ve never really consider pale pink and baby blue to be holiday colors, but I sure love the way this mantle display pulls those two colors together with the soft ivory of the bowl and pitcher and lamp base. Certainly gives me a new perspective on the various ways one can celebrate the holiday season!
There’s no doubt that I LOVE all kinds of home decor and organization ideas using Mason jars . . . and this holiday display using the vintage images, again in shades of pink and ivory certainly have given me one more idea for getting our home ready for Christmas!
I took a watercolor painting class one time, many years ago, and it was great fun. But I never really felt that I could master the technique and actually create something that looked good. I’m definitely going to follow the tutorial found here at The Painted Apron and give it a go one more time. Aren’t these pretty pink poinsettias really gorgeous? More pink for my holiday inspiration!
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