Thursday, December 7, 2017

Year Round Decor

Christmas has always been my favorite Holiday. Not just because of the gifts (although that does play into it a bit), or seeing the smile on the kids faces when they open that one gift I swore they weren't getting, but really it's just the ambiance of this time of year. Turning on the Christmas lights while sitting by a warm fire chatting with the family, it simply feels amazing.
Every year on Halloween night as soon as we get back from trick-or-treating, I get my decorations out and get busy. I always get a little side eye when I tell someone i'm decorating for Christmas on Halloween, but the kids love it. Plus there is so much stuff to set out, lights to hang and furniture which needs rearranged in order to fit the tree. I just feel like it's to much work to only get to enjoy a few weeks. The longer I can enjoy it the better. This year I've added quite a bit to my collection. All of it came from Oriental Trading.
Not only are these pieces great for Christmas but I also think they would look really good year round for a primitive/country type decor. We have the really light colored wooden paneling on our walls and it gives a nice country feel to it. I've been buying a few primitive pieces here and there so that I can soon have my entire living room matching the theme.

The Joy picture is even prettier in person. It's got a nice wooden frame and the word Joy spelled out in artful metal on a rustic red wood.

The Holiday Crafted Wood Tree Set ended up alot bigger than I anticipated (which I love). The set adds a really nice "natural" feel to the rest of my Holiday decor. These are great as a center piece or just sitting on your fireplace mantle. The star topped trees can be beautifully arranged to create a Holiday-esque landscape. It comes in a 3 piece set with a large, medium and small tree.

The Autumn Leaves Barn Store is one of my favorite items from Oriental Trading. The rustic metal star with gingham bow and and Fall foliage makes a casually elegant decoration in any room. And just like the Joy Wall Hanging, this piece is a great accent to your Country decor making it great to use not just for the Holidays, but year round.

I'm loving all of these new pieces used from logs. I see people using logs for centerpieces, as cake stands at weddings and parties. They can pretty much be used anywhere or for anything. I love the silver, metal looking letters. It looks really good sitting on my coffee table in front of my Buffalo Plaid-esque center piece (read more about the center piece Here)
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