Homes with Holiday Spirit

It seems we no sooner rest our forks after enjoying Thanksgiving favorites than our thoughts turn to the upcoming holidays and decorating our homes. If you are like us you are continually keeping an eye open for inspiring new ways to add the holiday spirit to your home.  We would like to help you with that this year by sharing a few of our favorite photos.

How beautiful is this?  We loved the idea of adding fresh evergreens and pinecones around the vessel sink in the powder room.  The intertwined lights add so much to the ambiance.  If you arehaving a party this year don't forget to decorate your powder room.

How many of us have great memories of sledding or ice skating as a child?  Maybe you arefortunate and even still have your sled or skates stores away.  If so, now is the time to bring them out and create a welcoming holiday statement for your front door or service door.  To us this just exudes warmth and comfort.

White porcelain accent pieces are being shown everywhere and they work wonderfully at the holidays too.  The greens, pinecones and white porcelain. . .simple and elegant.

We all love candles and why not dress them festively. Simply place your candle on a glass pedestal plate and surround it with walnuts, berries or candies -- whatever speaks to you.

Tobi Fairley shared a tree she decorated for her daughter.  The colors are so vibrant and fun.  Maybe you want to decorate a tree for your child's room this year.  Look at the next picture for a fun surprise.

Sock monkeys!  So much fun.  Your children or grandchildren will be full of the holiday wonderment for a few short years, now is the time to make great memories.   Don't you think any child would remember the thrill of beautiful tree decorated just for them.  We loved this tree!
(previous two photos courtesy of Tobi Fairley)

We hope these photos inspired you and maybe you'll decorate a space in your home that you hadn't planned to previously.  If you are doing something new this year or have a unique decorating tradition please share it with us - we'd love to hear from you.

We will feature mantel decorating ideas in our next post!