Here is the Dilemma...
Your home is for sale AND
the holidays are approaching...
What do you do?
Do you forget the holidays
and leave your home minimally staged?
Do you say "I don't care what people think"
and go crazy with your decorations
and go ahead and put the blow up snow globe
outside on the lawn?
WHAT DO YOU DO?
Well, here's what I did...
I did a lot of research and read a lot of articles
on the subject and found out
that having your home for sale during the holidays
is not a terrible thing after all!
Inventory is lower,
as it is in my neighborhood
and the buyers tend to be more of the serious type.
This was good news!
The advice that I read was to go ahead
and decorate but to scale it down quite a bit.
Not so easy for me as I love Christmas
and I love to decorate!
But I did my best this weekend
to keep it simple, cheery and bright.
I decided on a red and white theme
for the Kitchen and Hearth Room.
I found these adorable stockings
at Nebraska Furniture Mart.
I added some berries
to the mantel and two rosemary trees
on either side of the fireplace.
Aren't they adorable? And they smell nice too!
My cute little snow birds are on the table behind the sofa.
The red Pottery Barn pillows
sit on the bench with the pillows
that I stenciled last year.
How cute is this reindeer feed sack from Decor Steals?
I placed some greenery in the top
and hung it from the plate hook by the French Doors.
I might have gone a little overboard
here but I think it is too cute!
I added toile and plaid napkins
to the table setting and a poinsettia
wrapped in toile and plaid.
Over by the sink
my Nordic Santa
and his reindeer are hanging out.
See, I used restraint! It wasn't easy...
I tried to use my very favorite pieces
and that made it a little easier.
I only changed a few things on the Buffet.
A little red transferware
to give it holiday cheer.
I tucked a little Christmas tree
into the copper vessel for a natural feel.
Hoping Restraint leads to a Sale!
Until Next Time,
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