We are in the thick of decorating our farmhouse for Christmas. Serious stuff! The amount of decorations we have, and display for the season — well, to say it in a refined way, we have an ample amount. But we love it. I love it. Decorating in general gives me such satisfaction, but decorating for Christmas gives me a feeling of warmth.
But today, I woke up feeling a little pensive. I’m surrounded by green and red bins, and I wanted to work on and design something that reflected my mood. I wanted to bring a little wistfulness to a dark corner in our living room.
So I went out in our back yard; headed over to the pile of sticks, and brought in a couple branches. I have this big mercury glass vase that I wanted to use. I found two bricks and wrapped them in aluminum foil to put in the bottom of the vase for leverage. I put the branches in the vase and added some silver mercury ornaments to hide the bricks. I wrapped the bottom of the branches with some bling-y garland, and started hanging mercury glass ornaments on the branches. Then I hung some glass icicles. And it was starting to look exactly how I had hoped. Wistful, and a little romantic too.
But I wanted more. I wanted more light. More shine. More flicker. Bring on the candles. So I did. 15 of them. I also found some glass crystals in my stash too.
And among all the bins and all the other fantastic decorations we have, I found and do find a little solace in this corner. It’s beautiful and it’s quiet. And to me, it speaks volumes.
Tibby Fischer says
Brooke, So resourceful. It did brighten up your "corner" did it lift your spirits?
Brooke Fedigan says
It did brighten my spirits!