I am not a crafty person by design. Usually I don't even try. But, since we hosted a family birthday party for Emma [so close to Christmas], I decided to try my hand with a few decorations.
Even though our house lends itself more to a mid-century modern look (it was built in 1955), I really like the rustic farmhouse style of decorating. I enjoy natural, weathered surroundings.
I found this cute little mason jar idea on Pinterest. It was super simple - and it just so happened that I had purchased a pack of floating candles about 10 years ago and had never used them!
I used some foliage from our yard, added some fresh cranberries and water - and floated the candle on top! So easy. They looked great in the evening while the candles were lit!
I had snagged the beam they're sitting on from the pile of lumber at the cabin - I'm obsessed with tongue and groove beams.
I also rescued an antique door - and convinced my husband to hang it on the wall. I kind of love it. My eventual plan is to mount black framed prints on the door in a symmetrical pattern, mixing landscapes and portraits. But, for now, I simply hung two lanterns on the antique coat rack we've always had in the foyer. At the very least, I figure it will be a great conversation piece. I picture hearing at least once, "is that a door on your wall"?
|it looks kind of weird in this picture - but I still like it!
|a view of our foyer through the mirror hanging above the table
|the side view with our door wreath in the foreground
I'll update you on the door/picture frame when I decide which prints to mount!