This year, not much changed with the red and silver areas of the house. I decorated less upstairs in the den but added some color to the garland on the banisters. I used some of the bells I purchased from Etsy upstairs and moved a few things around.
Last year I used silver candlesticks, votives, a red and cream striped table runner, pinecones, and white poinsettia arrangement on the coffee table. I’d been collecting silver Christmas decor for years. After Christmas 2018, my mom and I found a lot of red and silver ornaments at TJMaxx so in 2019 I added red to my silver tree. I bought tons of green stems and picks, red berries, red ribbon, and a silver star topper.
I wrapped all of Matt’s birthday presents in red and white paper so it matched but it wasn’t technically, “Christmas wrapping paper.” I was pretty happy with this area of the house last year.
Along with some pinecones, I added some of my shiny silver and mercury glass ornaments to the kitchen display cabinet. But other than that not much changed in the kitchen this year.
I found this cute “Merry Merry” Christmas towel at a local hardware store last year. I ordered the chinoiserie wreath towel from Etsy.
I repurposed my paperwhites, adding cypress picks, pinecones, and a red bow. The only red velvet ribbon I could find did not have wire, so my bows this year are not wonderful. Plus it is kind of difficult to tie a bow around a cylindrical object.
Last year my grandmother gave me these glittery red balls in different sizes. This year I decided to add a little more color and texture to the stairwell garland with some red berry picks.
The den is a little less festive this year. I moved the poinsettia floral arrangement to the side table, threw some bells on the table, put my snow globe that my grandfather gave me on the other side table, and put a couple of the silver ornaments my mom sent to me on the media cabinet.
I tied red bows on my foo dog table lamps and added a little silver mesh that I had to the tree this year. I set a few mercury glass votives around. But all in all, nothing new.
This room is difficult to photograph. It looks so dark and warm-toned. As my friend across the street recently mentioned, it is really difficult to take a good picture of a tree. It looks a lot better in person.