I love Christmas. Favorite holiday, hands down. The foyer of the new house was a blank slate, because there’s no foyer in the old house. I began shopping, picking up a table for $25,
a few terrariums,
and some Dollar Tree Christmas village pieces.
A can of white spray paint and a can of metallic spray paint helped with the projects, transforming a red table and a sad little village into a crisp white entry table and decorative accents.
Two of the three terrariums and the orb came from Marshall’s. The third terrarium came from a local resale shop. The silver tray was a gift from a friend. The lamp and shade were purchased at Walmart. The small cloche at the back of the table was found it in an art shop in Sofia, Bulgaria, and is one of my favorite decorative pieces. It’s always been tucked away in my bedroom, but I wanted to have it on display in the new house!
The ornaments were clear glass, so I poured a little baby oil inside, swirling to coat completely, then poured in a bit of glitter, swirled and shook to coat the inside. And done. Glittery ornaments with no glitter mess!
I filled each of the terrariums with some expired epsom salts, for a realistic snowy scene, then placed a Christmas village piece inside. All very simple and very clean. My kids love that some of the village pieces are out, and they’re constantly moving them. For $1, they can play all they want!
I even said I wasn’t going to do garland on the banister this year, but I had one piece left after hanging garland outside, and it was just the right length!
I decorate a little each day, so things are always changing. What about you? Do you decorate all at once or is it a slow process?