Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday Favorites: Holiday Edition

It wouldn't be winter in Dallas without a full-fledged ice storm and city-wide meltdown (the residents, not the ice), so I feel that with this morning's events, we can officially declare the holiday season in full effect.

On Wednesday, I sat outside in short sleeves and jeans, and last night I listened to sleet pelting against my window. I've been a part of Texas' weather mood swings my entire life, but it never ceases to amaze me how bizarre it feels to go from one extreme to another. 

With the frigid temperatures and all of the ice glistening everywhere, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, and I'm all kinds of in the holiday spirit.

This week's Friday Favorites include some holiday decorating ideas to get your home celebration-ready. Even though we're in an apartment and can't go all-out decorating because we're moving soon, I'm stockpiling ides for when we've got our own home.

For small-scale situations like we're in right now, I try to incorporate little bits of Christmas around the apartment, like our miniature tree, small holiday decorations on end tables and by changing up the centerpiece on our dining room table (the place where everyone seems to congregate).

Last year I stocked up on these antique-looking glass and mercury glass ornaments from Restoration Hardware (similar), and set them out in this rock-cut crystal Tiffany & Co. bowl  This, set a midst gold candles in crystal holders, gives off such a beautiful look on a decorated table, and could be set out just about anywhere for a little festivity.

Another centerpiece idea that I love? This one, found via Pinterest, has such a crisp, rustic look about it.

Another small-space solution? Here's a non-tree tree for a tree-restricted space. 

Table decorations, a mantle and a tree? You've got it all right here. I just can't get enough of the candles and the fresh garland. It looks like it just snowed in their living room:

Decorating a corner or a whole room? This gorgeous Christmas decor from Mandi at Vintage Revivals is all DIY-ed, and completely irresistible. 

I just love the holidays. What's your favorite way to decorate for Christmas? Do you use the same decorations, or do you revamp your holidays every year?

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