Wreaths + Command hooks are the easiest way to add a little Christmas spirit. Here are some of the wreaths around our house. I tend to decorate a little bit each day so things aren’t exactly finished in our house but most of the wreaths are up.
This is our tiny entry off the back door. The floors are a hideous linoleum and the lighting is currently a bare bulb, but this dark corner of the house is every so slowly receiving some attention. I painted the walls Farrow and Ball’s Clunch just before Thanksgiving and found some treasures at a barn sale that seem just right. The mirror may or may not get a coat of high gloss paint and the empty vessel there will be filled with lime green ornaments to match the velvet ribbon.
A topic for another post but I recently read about a designer who painted his linoleum while waiting for a bigger renovation project to commence. This may be just the fix I need as if you look closely at the below picture, you will understand why.
Also on the porch is one of my favorite finds from last year’s post-Christmas sales. I found a gilt metal wreath that is so pretty and can stay up all year. It’s tough to see as these pictures are not the best but I found a concrete Medusa medallion at a vintage shop that sits above our porch door.
And, the boxwood wreath on my dining room mirror with another vintage sale find above it. I was so excited to find this gilt wood carving. It reminds me of so much of the treasures I used to find at a store in Nyack, NY called Christopher’s. Read about the business here. Christopher’s was a multi-level shop packed to the brim with everything special for your house – china, art, collectibles, mirrors, floral pieces, door knockers, urns and plants.