My sister and I started an tradition of thinking ahead for January. I try to give her a Christmas gift that is home decor related, but is suited for after the holidays. I gave her this neat silver and white throw pillow from Pier One. She put it on her bed. We both try to make an effort to pick up a little something new just so we have a few fresh accents to bring out and spruce things up a bit. It keeps the winter blues away.
This year my friend Danielle, whom I like to call Dani, gave me this snowy owl. She knows how much I love owls and of course I loved it! It hung near a lamp in my living room for most of the holidays, but I don't consider it a "holiday exclusive" item. I knew I had bigger and better plans for him. So when the holidays ended, I got to work. Dani's gift has a second life to live.
You might remember my blog post about the Homemade Mercury Glass Ornaments. If you miss it and want to see how I created them using mirror paint, click HERE. I place the completed balls into a primitive dough bowl that I have with a few other natural elements like pine cones and fresh holiday greens.
Now that the holidays are over, I removed the greens and added a few little spheres from a White and Silver Sphere Mix I bought after Christmas from Pier One for a song. I placed my little Snowy Owl into the mix.
|I love the little, crinkled wire balls.|
I wanted to add a simple white table runner, but since we are 'recovering' from the holiday spending spree, I decided to make do with what I already had. Remember the blog post from my 25 Days Series showing how to make Festive, Funky Doily Christmas Trees? Well, if you recall, I bought a huge supply of assorted doilies from a yard sale for about 8 bucks. Having plenty leftover from the project, I got them out and fashioned a 'table runner' of sorts using varying sizes of doilies to create it.
I took bright white candles and placed them on two Dollar Store candle stick holders that I sprayed down with leftover Valspars Metallic Silver Spray Paint from the Metallic Ornament Wreath that got so much attention last month.
|Ugly, with a capital U.|
|Ooh la la!|
Simple, clean and quick. I have something fresh for my Pine Table without spending a dime.
Is this the greatest table scape I have ever created? Absolutely not. But I don't believe that every single thing I do has to be over the top and neither should you. After all, we are all recovering from the holidays.
Do you have a few little 'somethings' leftover from the holidays that could be used to create wintry jazzy pizazz on your table, mantel or sideboard? You don't have to completely leave behind the sparkle and glamour of the holidays! You certainly don't want to leave it all bare and blah either. After all, there is no reason to have a Blahuary when you can have Jazzuary! So much more fun that way...