So Christmas is over, but you are still celebrating. I know a lot of people like to leave their Christmas decor up until New Years Day. I think bloggers like to take things down because
A. We had to decorate our houses since before Halloween, and we are tired of it, and
B. We need to take photos of our homes for January posts and we can’t have Christmas decorations in those posts.
Now option 1 is to leave everything in place, and that is totally acceptable and really I think most people do this.
Option 2 is to take everything down. Oops that’s an old photo of my fireplace before I did the last finish on it. Still, you get the idea.
Option 3 is to transition your home from Christmas to New Years, by taking down some of the red and leaving mainly greenery and gold and silver.
What do I mean? I mean, keep your silver out, and your greenery. Below I added boxwood balls and other preserved greenery to trophies and champagne buckets.
The look says it is winter, but still feels festive and the shiny surfaces feel like you are still celebrating. Below I have a new (to me) chalk-ware bust of a girl. The silver candlesticks also feel like it’s a special occasion. Oh and did you see those antique books? They were published almost exactly a hundred years ago!
I kept the boxwood wreaths on my vintage bottles. I love boxwood wreaths no matter what month it is.
I’ve got a large boxwood wreath hanging on my mirror. Yes that’s Cedar Hill Farmhouse ribbon. I use that ribbon when I wrap packages purchased in my online shop. I loved it so much, I wrapped it around the wreath.
The wreath looks so elegant against the fancy hand-carved mirror.
Here’s a close up of that chalk ware girl. I think she’s adorable!!
I love using champagne buckets!
If you are taking the ‘transition’ approach, I think all of the blingy decor works beautifully, like this reindeer.
I would love to hear how you handle this time between Christmas and New Years Day. Although I usually take down my tree before New Year’s Day, this year I’m actually leaving my tree up and taking it easy. I’m not in a hurry to take it down. Happy New Year! I pray that you have many blessings in this year to come.