HUGE thanks to Home Decorators Collection for sponsoring this post! The favorable opinions of the darling Christmas decor is all mine.Good morning! How was your weekend? Don't you just love weekends in December? There always seems to be lots of fun things to do! Ours was busy scooting around Atlanta catching up with friends. I also decided that the only thing better than a lazy Saturday afternoon is a lazy Saturday afternoon in front of a Christmas tree. 'Tis the season! Today's post is pretty exciting y'all! I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers along with Home Decorators Collection to share lots of fun holiday home tours, plus the chance to win a $250 Home Decorators Collection gift card. (Be sure to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!) Home Decorators Collection generously allowed each of the participating bloggers to choose items to include in our home tours. I must admit, I kind of LOVE my new decor and can't wait to show you how it looks in the dining room! If you missed any of the home tour last week, here is the foyer, family room and mantel. So let's get started. With these Boxwood Topiaries! I have had Boxwood Topiaries on my wish list for YEARS. This set from Home Decorators Collection includes six various styles and sizes and did not disappoint! They look great staggered as a centerpiece on the dining table. I just used extra fabric leftover from the family room pillows to make a black and white buffalo check table runner. For the other two Topiaries, I gathered some silver urns and placed them on the mantel. I used to think that I needed specific decor items for each holiday. Hearts for Valentines, Bunnies for Easter, you get the drift. When it came to Christmas I immediately thought of Santa, reindeer, elves... you get the drift. Of course, I still love my Nutcracker collection and having holiday specific items to decorate with. However, over the past several years, I have found that I really love re-purposing decor that I have on hand for various holidays. This especially comes in handy when you don't have a huge house, lots of storage...or lots of money for that matter! You can see here that I am using lots of every day elements here- my driftwood wreath, lanterns, metallics, the picnic basket, the pillow... and now- the Topiaries! I can't think of any day of the year that these wouldn't be a good idea. And they are perfect for the holidays! Of course, I still love adding some lovely Christmas decor so when I saw these Red Cardinals I immediately added them to my cart. Red Cardinals have pretty much become our "family bird" (is that a thing? you know, like a state bird?!?) because they were special to my Grandparents. Back when they had their farm house, they had a large red cardinal stained glass window . Now, every time I see a red cardinal I think of them.
I love having a reminder of them around during the holidays.
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