Sometimes decorating starts with one unexpected item and then builds from there. I saw this Cottage sign at a local store and loved it thinking I would hang it on the porch. But I never considered the porch is white and it looked lost against the house. Hum…..still love the sign, now what. After trying it in a couple of places I settled on the mantel. I don't use a lot of red inside the house but what the heck, it is the holidays a little red will be wonderful.
I love the fireplace screen, it was originally a bronzy color but I painted it to coordinate with the fireplace.
I only have one smallish box of holiday decorations at the cottage so I had to repurpose things I had on hand. Birdcages (I'd hate to count how many I have of those), planters, fish floats (the green balls) and clocks. The santas and red ribbon are from my holiday stash and I grabbed extra greens when we got the little tree for the porch.
All my decorating is done at the cottage and at home, the gifts are getting wrapped and now it is on to the baking! How are you coming with your holiday todo list? Don't forget to enjoy the holidays!