More super-simple Christmas decor cheats

In the spirit of adapting – rather than replacing – my Fall decor for Christmastime, here are a couple other spots around the house where I’ve simply “tucked in” Christmas elements. I feel only slightly guilty about this… I mean it’s a huge timesaver and updates these areas for the season quickly and easily.

I always keep a floral arrangement on my sawhorse coffee table using a handmade wooden box that Greg created for me a couple of years ago – here’s a past example of that:

Wooden box decor | Vintage Floral Cottage

And here’s how it looked most recently for Fall:

Wooden box decor | Vintage Floral Cottage

So in keeping with my super-simple Christmas decor strategy called “tucking in,” I just updated the above so it now looks like this:

Christmas decor | Vintage Floral Cottage

Christmas decor | Vintage Floral Cottage

By simply adding a few sprigs of winter greenery and some Christmas baubles from my existing stash, it changes the look of a favorite arrangement just enough that I can continue to enjoy it through the remainder of the holiday season, without a ton of additional work and with zero additional expense. I think I might be on to something here! LOL

Here’s another example – I’ve had this vintage ceramic kitten sitting out for awhile with a Spring-like tussy-mussy plopped into his planter. You know what makes him look like the perfect centerpiece for my kitchen table? Yep, Christmas baubles!

Christmas decor | Vintage Floral Cottage

Now fear not, there are some parts of the house where “tucking in” simply did not work – I put out my pink glitter village and my homemade window garlands again, and I finally found a faux “prim” or “feather” tree… you know the kind, sparse and a bit spindly, like the top of a noble fir… that is completely new to me. Also, I did not repeat the “teacup tree” from last year – I did use my pink flocked tree, but it’s got more glass baubles and only one teacup this year. I’ll show you all of that soon – it’s been very gray and overcast lately, and I’m having a hard time getting good photos!

 

 

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