Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Change Decor Each Christmas Season

Every Christmas, old, familiar decorating items come out of hiding.

Rather than have the familiar decorations in the same place every year, I like to move things around.

Some decorations I even use a couple of times and then donate them to a thrift store.

One little Christmas tree, however, has been around for quite a few years. It's covered with tiny boxes, all wrapped in  patterned papers and with tiny bows.

All I can think of is how many hours it took someone to make it. It really must have been very labor intensive.

This year, I used it as a table centerpiece at one of the season's first dinner parties. Loved it.

Small gifts, wrapped in red and green tissue paper, surrounded a big bowl of pomanders. The latter, I use year round.  Some days, their fragrance is very pronouced and other days barely discernable.

A huge floral centerpiece, made by a dear and talented friend, moved to a hall table this year. It's a gorgeous arrangement but too large for a dining room centerpiece. It's stunning, though, and looks great in its new location.

Hope your season, so far, has been fun.


5th Avenue Publishing said...

I love, love, love the gift box Christmas tree!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I enjoy changing up my decorations although most of them make an appearance each year, some are moved on so others can enjoy them. I love that giftbox tree...that is just too cute. I use so many different things for centerpieces, I like to pick up colors in my table setting and then find objects that compliment it. Always fun and I like unexpected. hugs, Linda

Chatty Crone said...

Live it to you to put Christmas in PINK! I LOVE that! Seriously!


diane stetson said...

OH that centerpiece is just great. I do not entertain much but I have a large basket filled with teddy bears and presents with evergreen that someone gave me one year which I use as a centerpiece.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Susan, what a cute tree! I use all sorts of things for centerpieces, from teapots to snowmen and teddy bears, whatever strikes my fancy at the time. Love your decorations! Thanks for your visits to my Christmas Pudding blog. Hope you're having a delightful Christmas season.

Christmas blessings,

Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

I love that little tree covered in pretty little packages! So clever! It looks lovely on your table.

Richard Cottrell said...

I love the package tree. so clever. Richard from My Old Historic house.

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