Thursday, December 6, 2012

Domythic Domestic Holidays

Ah, Christmas.  My favorite holiday of the year...no matter how you celebrate it, it seems nearly impossible to escape a touch of magic and Domythicity in your holiday.  Glowing lights, bringing nature indoors, all elements of Domythic living year-round, and it's everywhere during this time of year. 

So here's a celebration of Domythic Christmas decor...images found scattered on the internet that especially seem to embody this fairy tale quality.

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I love the idea of a pair of vessels to either side of the front door, laden with greenery.  I stole this idea and tried something similar on my front porch this year.
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 The same idea works inside as well.

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 Such a sweet idea for a dress form!  If I didn't have a cat who would eat half of the skirt, I'd be tempted to try this at home as well.

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 A gorgeous image of winter in Russia.

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There's an incredible project being shared on Facebook by the phenomenal artist Tony DiTerlizzi.  He's working on a large-scale installation for a holiday store window, and wow...this is a sketch of the finished project plan.


via Tony DiTerlizzi's Facebook


 How about a butterfly tree?

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I'm charmed also by the idea of chandelier decoration using greenery and ornaments.  Sadly, real greenery used long-term throughout the season is annoyingly difficult to clean off the table (at least my table) as it sheds....I do want to try this again sometime though with faux greenery.

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 How would you like a gingerbread dragon?

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A beautiful kissing ball made of book pages.

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A gingerbread Baba Yaga hut?  Most awesome thing I've seen lately.

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 I own this bowl, and oh do I ever love it.  It's perfect for the holidays.

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Another beautiful front porch, including Colonial fruit details.

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If you have room, why not bring the whole sleigh into your entry?


What a stunning photo!


Once again, greenery above the table.  I love the oversized ornaments too, though they wouldn't work in every home.

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A gingerbread home draped in lights.

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So many ideas, so little time!

9 comments:

  1. Where did you get the deer head bowl? I love it! And I want one!

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  2. Lovely images , love the butterfly tree! :)
    Jess x

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  3. Grace, I got it at a new-age bookstore I worked at in the early 2000s, but here are a few online:

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Decorative-Silver-Plated-Bowl-with-Deer-Heads-/140893948411?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20cdef09fb

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/RUSTIC-DECOR-DEER-STAG-HEAD-SILVER-PLATE-BOWL-HOLIDAY-CENTERPIECE-VINTAGE-/160935931349?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2578876dd5

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/SILVER-PLATED-BOWL-WITH-DEER-HEAD-/330839347338?pt=Antiques_Silver&hash=item4d078fd08a

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/116749722/silver-plated-bowl-with-buck-heads-and?ref=sr_gallery_7&ga_search_query=deer+head+bowl&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=all

    The first one is the most like mine :)

    Thanks Jess! Me too!!

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  4. My daughter Rachel kindly keeps sending me links to your blog as the year goes by. I love the butterfly tree and the chandelier ideas...

    I had one thought for you: you might try adding boxwood to your yard. It grows well in most climates, even as hot AND cold as it is here in Kansas; is perpetually green and lovely to decorate outside. But it trims easily and the trimmings don't shed inside! They turn yellow after 2 months or so, but no shedding. I confess I have at least 10 bushes and thought they were over-planted when I bought the property, but love them and enjoy all of them since I've had good decorating experiences!

    English Ivy is another favorite to decorate doorways with -- long strands gathered with a bow and hung on both sides of the door, streaming across the front edge of the porch... wish I had a picture!

    Thanks for the lovelies.

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  5. *happy sigh*

    And wow, do I love the gingerbread creations!

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  6. Gorgeous images. I love the idea of the dress form skirt.

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  7. Extraordinary images and ideas, so much inspiration! It is a magical time of year and much of the glamour is free. Nothing like nature. Do love that stag bowl of yours! x

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  8. Thank you for the encouragement all!!

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