Sharing my online holiday decor finds.
The scents of a fresh cut tree and cinnamon laced pinecones are my holiday triggers – in a good and bad way. Allergies cause many of us to use faux greenery. Luckily, artificial trees and garlands have come a long way, and alternative materials are always an option. A few weeks ago, a cotton boll garland was featured in Natural Home Decor. My intent was to use the garlands on my vintage Christmas mantel, but I ended up making a wreath for the den. I still haven’t decided whether or not to use it year round, but it’s always an option. The needlepoint stockings were ordered years ago, and I personalized each with our names (some names were blurred for posting).
With our children now young adults, I’ve ventured away from decorating with Santas and snowmen. Our location welcomes the look of long needle pine, pinecones, berries and deer. I discovered this white antique finished deer when shopping online last year (still available for purchase), but the white would stand out like a sore thumb in our surroundings.
Ordering with crossed fingers, I was beyond pleased when it arrived. He is the perfect size for the sofa table, but the bright finish was a no-go. I bravely glazed him with stain; wiping on with a sponge brush and off with a soft rag. The magnesia material is a resin-like, but can be molded into a more “hand carved” appearance. The statue is lightweight for one this size and the antlers are removable for storage. While I have been using it inside, it could be placed on the front veranda that offers coverage.