Friday, December 18, 2015

Minimalist and Thrifty Holiday Decor

 I wouldn't imagine that many people would describe me as a minimalist!
In fact....someone just told me that my style was "to randomly put a whole bunch of stuff together and then stick a bow on it!"

For some reason, when I started to get out the "whole bunch of stuff" and the "bows"...I felt like taking a step back and going with a more minimalist look.


Now....

as lovely as this little vignette is.....I don't think that I could go quite that stark!!!



minimalist is an adjective that means extreme simplification of form and color. When you call a person a minimalist, you're describing their interest in keeping things very simple. A minimalist prefers the minimal amount or degree of something


Well....I could take that definition and interpret it here at Sweetwater this holiday season.


Wanna See?

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Holiday Lighting without unsightly cords!


I have always loved this quote from the movie "You've Got Mail.

I love, love, love little twinkle lights!

I hate, hate, hate the difficult task of hiding the cords to make those lights twinkle!




That is why I love the solar powered lights that are on the deck....no muss...but alas as the days grow shorter here in Minnesota...the solar battery doesn't store very much energy and the lights dim pretty quickly! If you live somewhere that has more sun in the winter...sigh...they would be wonderful.

Here is my latest "twinkle light" obsession!

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Easy Decor for the Front House Lights

I am in full swing decorating mode here right now.

Tomorrow starts a three day round of  "Boughs Bows and Beverages" holiday workshops here.  People are coming to make fun holiday centerpieces to take home.  Should be lots of fun, but I do have to have a plan to make sure we are organized.

Then on Sunday, the Sweetwater Daughter is having her birthday party here....More make and take decorating....plus some cake I hope!

That means....not much time for blogging....so I thought I would share an old post about how to decorate the lights on the front of your house!

This project is on my agenda for today.....along with just a few more things to get ready for the Holiday Workshops....
Then Mr. S and I are off for a "date night" at the Theater.....Ain't we fancy???

Well......maybe not so fancy....the first item on my list is to go clean up the big cat vomit in the front entryway....arghhh!

 Enjoy the repost!