Yep, you read right. I’ve got Twigs in my kitchen. This past weekend I felt compelled to start some of the holiday decorating, while keeping things to a minimum. Every Year I like to change things up a bit, go with a theme, use the kids ornaments that they make at school on the tree, things as such…
Here are some of my past projects from years ago…. DIY Ornament Wreath. This baby took awhile to create, but well worth the effort.
Christmas for some reason is not a season that I enjoy spending a lot of money on. In the context of Decorating my home. Not sure exactly why, probably becuase if I buy a lot of decor that is worth more, I then have to store it all year round. I know myself.. I also like to switch things up every year, so its just not worth spending the Bucks!
When I first saw Ingrid Oomens home in the House and Home Magazine December 2012 issue, to be honest at first I didn’t think I liked it. Who would put a tree in their house?
Then I stepped back a while and thought about my own kitchen and how this concept would look fabulous with the minimalisitic approach/design wise I took with it. We’ve been saving for a while to take the kids on a trip and this year, so this year is not the year to spend a lot of dollars on decor in my home for the holidays. So one chilly night this past weekend, I cut down one dogwood tree almost to the stump and brought it in my home. I figured if I ended up hating it, no loss. We have 30 more in the yard just like it.
If you would like to see the video of her home, it’s just a click away here.
For me, I always lean more to the approach that different should be given a chance, and the usual Christmas decor such as the pointsettas and Nativity scenes are just as wonderul. It all really just depends on your Homes style, your taste, and really your tolerence for all things Christmas. I know people that like to decorate their home from Top to Bottom all Christmas and they love it, and for others they only put up a Christmas tree and are perfectly happy with that. Go with what you love, not with what you see everyone else doing….
When I finish my dogwood tree arrangment, I’ll post some pictures of it. Fingers crossed for sooner than later.
How about you, how do you like to decorate for the holidays, and how much?