It’s about this time each year that I find myself needing to spruce things up a bit. January and February are tough months for me so anything I can do to bring a little cheer into these long, cold and dreary days helps to raise my spirits. Even if it’s just a matter of putting together pretty inspiration boards and sharing them online. This one fits my mood lately and — fun bonus! — lots of these things are on sale.
My approach to Christmas decorating this year demonstrates a major departure from the last several years. In 2017 and 2018, I was all about the farmhouse Christmas decor. You’ll notice that I went with a look that is slightly more elegant and less rustic for 2019. I opted to use a green and gold Christmas decor theme throughout all the spaces in my home and I absolutely love the way it turned out. Would you like to take a peek? We’re starting in the entryway.
This is the first year since we moved into this house that I’ve hung garland from the staircase. You can be certain I will do that again next year. It adds both a splash of color and life to our entryway. The green velvet bows add just the right something opulent that I was hoping for. I also tucked small sprigs of eucalyptus into the bows for variety.
I can’t speak for everyone, but I can tell you that my grandparents are some of the most difficult people to shop for. They seem to have everything. And though it’s been tough, over the years, I have been able to find some gifts that they’ve both appreciated. Today, I’m sharing a gift guide for grandparents that lists some things geared specifically for senior citizens. A little bit practical and very thoughtful, these gift ideas are sure to be a hit with the grandparents on your list.
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