Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bows and Greens

Now that Thanksgiving is over, most of us turn our thoughts to decorating the house for Christmas. One very simple way to make your home look festive for Christmas is to tie bows on things you already have in your home. Every year I dress up my brass candlesticks. Lampshades, chandeliers, doorknobs can also be made festive with a bow too. When we had cats we would tie a bow around their necks. They never liked it much but they put up with it! I put bows on baskets and fill them with greens and pinecones.

Greens are another simple way to brighten up your home for the holidays. Any greens from the garden can be used to decorate your home.

Just put the greens in a container you like. If you don't have any greens in your garden, there are lots of quite real looking greens you can buy at Michaels or A.C.Moore at 40% off. That's where I got these. Just by putting them in one of my blue and white pots, the exisiting arrangement on this table takes on a festive look.

What do you already have around the house that you can use to decorate without having to spend much money? Look around. You'll be surprised!

Hugs, Rhondi


  1. Hi Rhondi,
    It's beginning to look very festive at your house. I need to buy some new greenery this year, I'd better get to Michael's soon!

  2. I love seeing your beautiful decorations , so many reds and so much warmth... thank you for sharing! Roxanne

  3. Hey Rhondi,
    Hope you got my e-mail. I'm not sure if the e-mail address is correct.
    The Christmas decorations are beautiful. I like using things I have around my house too.
    Hope to hear from you soon.
    Sister friend,
    B. Hovis

  4. I like everything you did. The bows brighten it all up. Very nice.

  5. Brenda
    I didn't get your email. Did you send it to my email address from my profile?

  6. Rhondi,
    I got it! Thanks!

  7. I love using greens around the house too. They make things smell good too. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mimi

  8. Festive ideas! I think I'll tie bows on my dining room light fixture.

  9. Hi Rhondi -
    I love the look of bows and greens and berries. They are so festive and add a simple touch to our homes. I'm starting to put out a few things and wondering where I got so much stuff! Thinking I should purge a bit but how do you move out things you really like? Not sure - if I figure it out I'll let you know.

  10. Playing catchup here again this morning Rhondi!!! I loved seeing the pictures of your Thanksgiving table and your family and of course these holiday decorations. Simply wonderful!!! We have not started to put up any holiday decorations yet. I hope to soon though!

  11. Your turn to Christmas is lovely here, Rhondi! Since we'll be away during Christmas, we'll not put up a tree, but we did decorate a little during the past weekend, and lit the first advent candle! Happy Days you make ready... ((HUGS))

  12. Oh I LOVE natural elements with xmas decor! so much beauty! I would love if we had that berry bush by me, then I'd do an all natural xmas! lucky you!!

    thanks so much for your sweet comments too!!

    Happy Holidays!

    Hugs, Cynthia

  13. I love blue and white china. I have Mottahedeh's Blue Canton that a close friend gives me for Christmas. Love the holly in this.



  14. Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Rhondi.

    Love all the greens and bows! I like to decorate that way too.


  15. Wow! Those greens really make your blue and white china zing! I love brass things and the bows really do enhance them and give them a festive look.

    Hugs ~

  16. Rhondi, what wonderful suggestions! thank you =)

  17. I love to snip anything green, my stuff, the neighbors stuff, anything I can find, especially if it has berries. Nandinas are my favs, so festive!


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