Monday, December 13, 2010

The Best "Christmas Wreaths" on Etsy

The front door of your house is the first thing that people see when they visit, so it should make a good first impression. And the holidays are a time when your home will have lots of visitors, so its especially important to decorate your front door for Christmas.

Cue the next installment of The Best of Etsy!  Here are some of the best Christmas wreaths for your front door, each one with its own unique twist.

This wreath, sold by MyGardenGate, is a greenery wreath with a light and wispy feel, perfect for the traditionalist.

$74, MyGardenGate

If you're a traditionalist with a twist, this garland and berry square wreath might just do the trick.  You can find it at ThePetunia's Etsy shop.

$30, ThePetunia

You could also set the square wreath at a diagonal to create a diamond shape-- another way to change up the traditional wreath.  This one, sold by NHWoodscreations, is made of boxwood.

$29, NHWoodscreations

This wreath, made of fir, juniper, cedar, and real peacock feathers and sold by solidagowreaths, is perfect for the fashionista homeowner.  This company also sells lots of beautiful greenery and berry wreaths in a variety of colors.

$50, solidagowreaths

This dried hydrangea wreath is great for the shabby-chic decorator.  It can be found at CherubinoCrafts' Etsy site.

$50, CherubinoCrafts

This aptly-named Sugar Cream Pie Berries wreath, from twoinspireyou is a beautiful, wintery wonderland right on your own front door.  

$65, twoinspireyou

This pinecone wreath, made by NHWoodscreations is a rustic take on front door decorations, and I think it would be beautiful in a country home or rustic cabin.

$35, NHWoodscreations

Finally, these mossy green letters could make a unique winter door decoration even after the holidays are over.  They're sold on Etsy by SpottedLeopard.

$150/2, SpottedLeopard

The holidays are the time when your house should have its best foot forward, so consider using one of these beautiful door decorations to turn it into a home.

God Bless,


Thursday, December 2, 2010

This "Deer" Old House

I love the Christmas season, and decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite things to do.  The garland, the trees, the ornaments, the pretty wrapping paper-- it's all beautiful to me!  I especially love the decor that seems wintery but can be used year round, and deer antlers are a great example of this.  There are so many ways to use antlers in your everyday decor, and not all of them look masculine or woodsy.  Here are some great ideas on how to incorporate this natural element into your house:

The antler chandelier on the left is so amazing and, when used in a more modern home. it evokes a cool, chic feeling.

By using a collection of antlers in a wall collage (such as those in the picture below), you can create a cool sculptural design element.

The antler theme in this room has been carried from the walls to the tablescape.  When used with the sunny red and yellow flowers and blue patterned tablecloth, they seem less masculine and harsh.

Antlers mounted above a fireplace as a statement piece create a great focal point for any room.

These antler lamps would be such a funky, cool element in any room.

Winter decor elements can be implemented throughout the year in any home-- you just have to be brave enough to try new things and embrace the potential your house has to become a home.

God Bless,