For me, I want my kids to think back and have some set memories in their heads when it comes to decorating the home for Christmas. I remember the garland and bows that my mom would iron and put up on our banister and these small rocking horses that sat in garland on our window sills.
I decided to move towards a more classic style when I realized that every room of my home was decorated differently. Nothing flowed because I used different trends in each room.I started collecting some classic pieces several years ago. It started small and every year I add a few more items to my collection.
– Red, vintage beads – Brass deer figurines – Realistic garlands – Candles on the mantel and tree – Brass bells – Velvet bows – Plaid blankets
This can mean different things for different people. I think our childhood plays a huge role in what we consider “classic”.Maybe your mom wrapped the tree in metallic tensile or had bright colored mercury glass ornaments adorning the tree.
My idea of classic is based on what I grew up with. Classic colors- greens, reds, blues, and metallics, are certainly something I reminisce about when I think about Christmas. A tree dripping with handmade ornaments and those handed down over the years with white lights on it, sitting in the corner of the living room, is another form of classic Christmas decor.