Looking for easy and inexpensive ways to infuse a little holiday into your home? In the coming days, I'll be pulling out the bins of holiday decor, but each year I love to mix it up a little. This year, I started in our yard. We needed to clear the flower beds of pinecones. Adalyn loved helping me collect them. We have such an abundance, I may even utilize them on our Christmas tree. First, I added them to my trifle dish. The ribbon is a remnant from last year's gift giving. This piece adds a hint of holiday in a nook of our kitchen that is otherwise untouched.
Bookcases also provide a great location - here I added pinecones to a milk glass dish.
As I scoured our gardens, I discovered a bush full of berries that I didn't know existed/produced them. In a few quick snips, I filled a pitcher, a vase and a chalice. All I had to do was remove a few leaves.
Earlier this year a friend gifted me this beautiful silver tray. Normally on upright display in our bookshelves, I decided to utilize it as a host to the random candles that were filling my cabinets, just waiting to be used again.
Below, I replaced the dried lavender with more fresh berry stems.
For the dining room, I placed a cake stand on the burlap runner and added a centerpiece wreath and a candle.
Adalyn may be just two years old, but she created this centerpiece below for me with a little instruction. Trimmed pine branches topped with berries and pinecones surrounding a candle.
For now, I'm going to refrain from decorating for Christmas, but I look forward to winterizing our home for the holidays!