Well, Valentine’s Day has come and gone, so, of course, I’ve redecorated my Holiday Shelf! For those of you who are newer to the blog, I’ve always wanted a mantel to decorate to match the changing seasons, but we haven’t lived in a house with a fireplace yet. So in each home we’ve lived in, I have set up a shelf that I can decorate and have a bit of fun with as the time goes by. If you’d like to see last year’s Spring Holiday Shelf, CLICK HERE! And HERE is the one from 2013!
But, for now…
There she be! I call it: Spring is Coming! Here’s why:
On the right, everything still looks kind of “wintery”, right?
Well, it’s December 11, and I’ve yet to share with you the new holiday shelf! I finally found the time to take some photos, so, without further ado, allow me to present the 2014 Christmas Shelf!
Are you singing it yet? “Silver and gold, silver and gold…” You get the idea! Yep, that’s kind of what I was going for!
I’ve held back as long as I could manage! I LOVE Fall! And, living in Florida, I kinda have to make Fall happen inside my house on my own, because the weather doesn’t normally cooperate OUTSIDE the house! No worries, I think I’ve covered it this year!
So, step one: The Fall Holiday Shelf! I’ve already shared that with you, but if you missed it, you can see all the details by CLICKING HERE!
Now, step two: I’ve been over on Pinterest pinning Fall-like recipes since LAST Fall, and I picked out five that I just had to try for all of you! Without further ado, here are my Five for Fall!
Happy First Day of Fall, all!
First of all, I LOVE this season – it really is my favorite!!! Second of all, it’s kinda hard to get into Fall here in Florida (the high today is slated to be 86…which is about 10 degrees cooler than highs last week…so maybe we’re getting there…but probably not!) But I don’t let the heat and humidity outside hamper the “feeling of Fall” that I like to create inside! And all of that starts with the Holiday Shelf.
If you look from left to right, you can see where I represent Halloween, Thanksgiving, and then just Fall in general. I’ve not really want to split up the decoration occasions for the shelf, because then we can’t enjoy it for any length of time. Plus, I’m not a huge Halloween fan. (Don’t shoot me.)
I snagged this cute gourd and pumpkin pair at Michael’s!
First of all, Happy Memorial Day, all! For those who gave their lives, we are forever grateful. There is no way we could ever repay your sacrifice – so we do our best to live to make you proud. Thank you.
Second of all, fitting for today, it’s time for this year’s Patriotic Holiday Shelf!
I normally decorate the holiday shelf in a patriotic theme in time for Memorial Day, and leave it up through July 4. (That still leaves a little bit of a gap in between my Easter shelf and Memorial Day…but I haven’t quite figured out what to do with that yet!) So this year I kinda did an Easter/Spring shelf and it worked a little better. (Check it out HERE in case you missed it!)
But for now, here’s last year’s Patriotic Holiday Shelf (CLICK HERE!) and now…