For the holidays, and to compliment my home decor, I created a peacock wreath. Actually, I made two — one for myself, and another for a friend who also has peacock theme decorations.
Like so many other crafting projects, the inspiration for this Christmas decoration came from images I saw on Pinterest. Lots and lots of gorgeous peacock wreaths out there! Over the past few years, I’ve probably collected 20 pictures on a board.
Today, I’m sharing the peacock wreath I created for December’s Pinterest Challenge Blog Hop.
Hosted by Erlene of My Pinterventures, the hop’s intent is to motivate all to not just pin, but act on an idea. You’ll find links to other projects, recipes and ideas by fellow bloggers at the bottom of this post.
If you are a regular follower of Debbee’s Buzz, you know I have a passion for peacocks. If you are new to the blog or just visiting, welcome! Come along and see the holiday wreath that joins other peacock theme holiday decorations in my living room, front hall and dining room.
I’ve decorated the kitchen and dining room with red heart ornaments, mini-wreaths and embellishments for Valentines Day.
After creating a DIY Let Me Call You Sweetheart Wreath recently, there were a few red heart ornaments leftover. So I got myself to Michaels and picked up two more packages of eight.
First, I incorporated the red hearts into a formal dining room tablescape. That’s when I ‘rediscovered’ red heart-shaped wreaths, previously used as napkin rings. Do you ever forget you have stuff? Or, then where you stashed it lol?
For giggles, I hung a couple of the red heart mini-wreaths from the chandelier, and really liked the look. Back to Michaels I went to grab as many as I could, while they still had them. All this led to a cascade of ideas using red hearts, including decorating a trio of cabinets in the kitchen, and creating two more informal table settings. It’s ‘bleeding’ red hearts around here! (more…)
Halfway into January, I’ve finally made the time to photograph and now share vintage Christmas ornaments that decorate our tree.
The temperature swung from snow and arctic temperatures at the beginning of the week to nearly 60 degrees by week’s end. Crazy,right?! That melted the snow and allowed us to take down and pack away the outdoor strings of lights, animated deer and both sets of decorated urns.
Gosh I hate putting everything away! It’s a messy job, so time-consuming and always a challenge to find space to store everything! Of course, if I didn’t have so much stuff, it wouldn’t be such a big deal…
However, I’ve disciplined myself this year to take the time to do some cleaning, repairs, a little purging of damaged or no longer used decorations, catalog what I have, and reorganize storage a bit. Later this week, I’m even going to refresh a several wreaths and garlands. If I don’t do it now, it certainly won’t happen in time for next Christmas!
For the past several years I’ve been photographing and documenting my decorations for future reference. I just finished that project with vintage Christmas tree ornaments that my parents gave me after they downsized.
Trio of Peacock Themed DecorationsI finished decorating the living room Christmas tree weeks ago. But, it wasn’t until today that I found time to share my collection of peacock ornaments.
This is my third (and final!) post about Christmas decorating with a peacock theme, including; Peacock Ornaments Decorate Chandelier at Christmas and Decorating for Christmas with a Peacock Theme.
The peacock ornaments hanging from the dining room chandelier tend to be balls, and some are quite large. They also tend to be in sets of two, four or six matching designs for balance around the light fixture.
Those peacock ornaments on the artificial living room tree tend to be more unique and detailed. Other peacock and bird embellishments adorn the tree, including; ribbon, garland, floral picks, clip-on birds, and feather sprays. Come see! (more…)
Peacock Motif Enhances Christmas Décor
Today, I want to show how Christmas decorating with a peacock theme is applied to my formal dining room, front hall and living room.
Last week, I shared Peacock Ornaments Decorate Chandelier at Christmas. In this post, you’ll see how the peacock theme extends to the dining room centerpiece and tablescape, a grandfather clock and mirror, and living room Christmas tree.
Year-round peacock decor accents in my living room, front hall and dining room came first. Just here and there — in pillows, floral arrangements and artwork. Although in the dining room, walls are covered in classic peacock wallpaper.
Over the years, I found peacock theme ribbon, ornaments, feathers, floral accents, and more during the Christmas holiday season. I had no idea peacock Christmas decorations were even a thing! (more…)