I looooove Christmas time! I start thinking about my color scheme and decor for the coming year on January 2nd… (as I pack up my holiday decor from the current year.) It’s a bit of a sickness, really.
This year I am going with frosty silvers and white, like I did in 2010….
….but I am also going to be adding in turquoise and pops of chartreuse green.
I think it’s going to look FAB. If you stick to a simple color scheme, it is easier to go BIG without looking over-done. And at Christmas-time, I think one should always go big.
A few days ago I headed over to my local Pier 1 for a little Christmas inspiration and to pick up a few holiday staples. There was plenty of inspiration!
As I mentioned, I usually have picked out my Christmas colors way back in January, so it is nice to walk in to Pier 1 and see a beautiful selection of ornaments in the very colors I want to use. It validates my choices. (Not that I need validation or anything… It’s just nice to know that I’m on the right track.) Gorgeous peacock inspired colors, beautiful finishes and textures, and I love the glitter and the beads.
In addition to finding some inspiration, I also picked up a few holiday staples. You must have candles at Christmas time. Period. And you can never have too many basic white pillar candles.
|No Christmas Carol has ever made mention of the harsh glow of incandescent light bulbs. Candles, firelight… yes!
I picked up several.
I am a firm believer in buying basic white dishes and serving pieces, then adding in special pops of color when the occasion calls for it. There is a huge selection of colorful pottery and dinnerware at Pier 1. This blue platter would be set off beautifully against the white dinnerware I already have.
And in practical news, I picked up a new gravy boat that sits over a tea-light to keep the gravy warm. Pretty cool, yes?
We are getting our trees next week. I can’t wait to start decorating them! I will not put up my Christmas decorations until December 1st, but my decorations are staged and ready to go. If you aren’t ready to go, I’d suggest a cruise through your local Pier 1…