My Five Favorites | Quick & Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I'm excited to be joining my friends Kris @ Driven by DecorLisa @ Shine Your LightJennifer @ Dimples & Tangles, and Pam @ Simple Details for a fun monthly series.  This month the theme is all about quick & easy holiday decorating ideas.  I love Christmas as much as the next girl, but I don't want to spend a lot of time decorating.  I'd rather be enjoying time with family and friends soaking in all the goodness of the season.  So here are five quick and easy ways I decorate for Christmas.

My Five Favorites

1.  Maybe it's the Southerner in me, but I've always loved decorating with fruit during the holidays. Last year I glued artificial lemons on a fresh wreath I bought at the tree farm.  Talk about easy and it made a statement against our glossy black front door.

2.  Fresh greenery from the yard is my go to just about any season and magnolia is one of my favorites.  I stick a fresh branch wherever a festive touch is needed and it's easy enough to replace as the branches become dry.

3.  I have several boxes of vintage ornaments in their original box.  I love the boxes as much as the ornaments and find it super easy to place an open box down on a coffee table or shelf for a nostalgic touch.

4.  Somewhere between Halloween and Thanksgiving I begin planting paper whites.  I try to stagger the plantings so that there's a steady supply throughout the holidays.  They enjoy a spot by a window and a shot of vodka so they don't get too leggy.  ;)

5.  Fresh greenery is always my first choice, but a few years ago I purchased this pre-lit garland.  It's so easy to place on the back of our banquette and plug it in.  Done!

You can join us by sharing your favorite quick & easy holiday decorating ideas on instagram by using hashtag #myfivefavorites.  I'll be posting about it later today on instagram.

Be sure to stop by and see what the other talented ladies are sharing.

Kris @ Driven by Decor
Lisa @ Shine Your Light
Jennifer @ Dimples & Tangles
Pam @ Simple Details

P.S.  Stop by to enter the candles giveaway.

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Monday, November 30, 2015

I love the season of Christmas!  Those cozy nights with the room all aglow from the candles and the Christmas tree are the best are they not?  Add a fire in the fireplace and that's where I'll be!

Candles are a must any time of the year, but especially this time of the year.  I have a drawer that stays stocked with all sorts of candles because I love them so much.

Airwick is giving one of my lovely readers two emerald woodland scented candles and two apple crumble scented candles.  All you have to do is leave a comment.  Winner will be chosen December 6th.  Good luck!