Friday, September 26, 2014
Simplified Decorating With Glass Displays
I Looooove to decorate. I do!
Especially for all the different seasons.
However, I'm learning that my decorating style is simplifying and changing. I find that I'm not as interested in spending an entire week getting out the new season's decor and packing up the previous season to stack in the garage. I seem to be migrating towards things I can change up in short time that still look fantastic for the season.
One reason I've been posting about apothecary jars/cloches of late, see here, here, and here, is because it's a great way to pull off this simplified approach.
By gathering and making a very eclectic collection of glass displays, I can update my decor for the season just by changing what's inside.
It's fun, too, because if I don't have enough variety for all the different displays, I can just walk around my yard and pull a bit of what's happening outside - inside.
I think it keeps the decorating a little fresher as I'm not just getting out all the same stuff I've used year after year.
Of course I have favorite pieces I want to hang on to and continue to use, but it does force some new and interesting combinations.
And should I decide to have some friends over for a little tea, I can replace a few decor items with some cookies or cupcakes, keep some of the decor in place - and have a special little dessert buffet.
If you decorate for the different holidays, do you like a simplified approach, or is part of the enjoyment spending several days getting your house all pretty?