Wishing you a very Happy Holidays full of joy and peace – Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year, from all of us at Currey & Company!
This beautiful image posted on Style Blueprint brings those nostalgic feelings that say Happy Holidays on the deepest level. The article features Jeannette Whitson sharing with readers how-to on make easy work of decorating for the holidays! As the Style Blueprint editors note, Jeannette’s passion for the garden and design, combined with 20 years’ worth of experience in the antiques business, gave rise to her most recent venture, Garden Variety Design, an online garden-inspired antiques company specializing in unearthing outdoor treasures and repurposing them for use inside the home.
About the lovely image above, she says, “I’m a big believer in using what you have already. No need to swoosh everything off your mantel. The books, candles and terracotta fragments are always on my mantel so I layered it with cedar roping (doubled for thickness) and brought in some stacked garden pots from the potting table. I stuffed a little moss in those and randomly placed some of my antique silver ornaments in the pots and pinecone Santas on the shelf. The ornaments make it say “holiday” to me. (The gliterryer the better – yes I just made up that term for the holidays – feel free to use it.)”
She adds, “Now in the center of the mantel, I made a flower arrangement because I was having a party the night we shot the photos for this, but this will rotate over the next three weeks. Mostly it will have glass vases with rocks and forced* paperwhites – they last for weeks and are pretty even before they bloom. I keep various glass containers of them growing and put them around the house when needed.”
Seeing the other decorations featured in the piece, we can only say it is the most wonderful time of the year, and we can’t wait to heed her advice so our holiday entertaining is, um, spruced up!