Easy Holiday Decor

Before I left chilly SF for the warmth(chilly) of the beach, I did a bit of Holiday decorating. Though I knew I’d be spending a bit of December in a (usually) warm environment, I wanted it to feel like winter. In an earlier post I exhibited how one might decorate simply without breaking the bank.

Silver ball ornaments in clear vases & greens from the yard

A clothing store around the corner has in their window display a familiar site:

Silver ball ornaments in glass vases.

Just fill clear vases(you probably already own) with assorted ornaments and stagger them together. Voila!

Simply and easy. Not that I’d do this every year, but it is a cute, simple and shiny way to decorate. Again, it won’t set you back a fortune either.


Red, Silver, Green

I picked up some Ilex Berry at Trader Joe’s this week. I’m fortunate to have evergreens growing in the front. Adds a nice touch to the mantle piece.

I love December and wanted just a touch of Holiday festive without getting a tree.

So I found a branch out back that had been cut from a tree trimming, stuck it in a tall clear vase filled with silver balls (from CVS) and hung silver tinsel from the stems.

I couldn’t resist the classic candy canes and chocolate gold coins.