Sunday, January 4, 2015

Beat the Post-Christmas Blues!

So yesterday my husband and I dismantled Christmas in our home.  Every year, everything looks so blank and stark after the warm glow of Christmas lights and the greenery and festive garland come down.  Some people deal with this post-Christmas blah by delaying the dismantling of the decorations.  And if it was just up to me, that's probably what I'd do...leave Christmas up until around the start of April.  But for those of us who have to take down Christmas shortly after the holiday, here are some ideas for post-Christmas decor that can still look festive.

I started a pin-board on Pinterest with these and several other ideas, so go there to see even more!

It seems like the post-Christmas vignettes tend to either go in the direction of pale colors and snow, or warm woodsy colors and pine cones and deer and the like.  This wreath below rather nicely encapsulates the variety of post-Christmas items commonly used in decorating.


Another cute idea I thought for the early months of a new year was to do a vignette with different clocks.

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Many many wreaths and vignettes feature the lovely small plastic snowflakes I've seen (and bought) on sale at the Dollar Tree.

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I love the wee little white owl on this one:

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I love the freeform quality of this door vignette:

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Others prefer the warmth of bare branches and pinecones:

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Some are a combination of both types of ideas...

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Personally, some of my favorites involve wintertime vignettes....

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Thanks to my friend Barry Lytle for this picture:



Anything 'deer' in colors other than red and green will work too....

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And if you can't stand the idea of no color at all, the pop of red cardinals against the snow is just as stunning in decor as it is in winter nature.

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So good luck with your post-Christmas cheer!  Remember, there are even more ideas at the pin-board I created! 

2 comments:

  1. Ah those all look lovely! What a great idea!

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  2. Really beautiful ! I especially love the one in the last picture.

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