Christmas Uncluttered

December 9th, 2016 in member junk     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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Im opting for a softened industrial look for Christmas this year. A few elements (not too many layers) found about the house and rearranged in a more festive manner will cut the clutter, save you time, and money. What you end up with is simple elegance that looks like you spent hours and a lot of cold hard cash.
A $3 poinsettia becomes a tabletop masterpiece in the blink of an eye.
Many of you have seen these. Candleholders made by pouring concrete in to a thrift store vase. Once the concrete had dried the glass is simply broken away. I have incorporated two different sizes in to my table top display.
I wanted a little sparkle so I cut an old tree pic decoration apart and added it around the base of the corrugated tin that holds the poinsettia.
Re-loved ornaments are also part of this team. The littlw white one is a hollow ornmament simply filled with water softener salt that sparkles beautifully in the candle light.
The vintage warming stone (or at least thats what I think it is) is the perfect base for this ensemble. Underneath it all is a Lichen mat that adds a touch of softness. Whats a Lichen? It is an organism that emerges from algae or cyanobacteria. There is your science lesson for the day!
The vintage doilie breaks the two concrete pieces. Always add a layer for a reason, not just to add more layers.
My antique coffee table from India is now ready for the holidays.
Im opting for a softened industrial look for Christmas this year. A few elements (not too many layers) found about the house and rearranged in a more festive manner will cut the clutter, save you time, and money. What you end up with is simple elegance that looks like you spent hours and a lot of cold hard cash.

I'm opting for a softened industrial look for Christmas this year. A few elements (not too many layers) found about the house and rearranged in a more festive manner will cut the clutter, save you time, and money. What you end up with is simple elegance that looks like you spent hours and a lot of cold hard cash.

Photo: Sue Whitney

Christmas decorating JUNKMARKET Style is all about incorporating junk without making it look junky. I believe that the less is more approach creates simple elegance. 


Pattern or design used: My own design

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Comments (10)

CottageElements writes: Oh my gosh, this is soooo me! Christmas present, Susie Q...ha?! Actually I do have a lot of these pieces already. I even have a family of those heating stones; small, medium and large! Great simple, yet elegant, vignette!

Lani Posted: 9:27 am on December 8th
georgiamoon writes: Your combination of subtle color, lots of texture and shape makes this a perfect little Holiday centerpiece. I really love how the doily looks with the concrete! Lovely.
Posted: 5:43 pm on December 7th
chicvintagetreasures writes: What a tranquil feeling I get when looking at these pictures! Love it! Posted: 1:26 pm on December 6th
suewhitney writes: Thanks everyone. I'm in the holiday spirit! Merry Christmas to all!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 8:04 am on December 5th
gadgetsponge writes: It's hard to beat industrial. But this is nicely softened and very pleasant. Posted: 7:08 am on December 5th
PlentyPlace writes: You give really concrete reasons for simplification. ;-) Love it! Posted: 5:36 am on December 4th
JunkArchitect writes: Refined, simple and festive...Beautiful look.

HAPPY HOLIDAY!
JIM

Posted: 3:50 am on December 4th
StrangeCargo writes: Sue, love the subtleness and simplicity of your vignette. Great idea on the concrete candleholders!

Ken Posted: 1:57 pm on December 3rd
suewhitney writes: Thanks Miss Kathy!!!! Wishing you luck and a joyous holiday season. Love ya.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 12:09 pm on December 3rd
shabbychick writes: Love this - the uncluttered, festive look is amazing, relaxing and beautiful! I am going to give it a try this season...wish me luck! ;)

Hugs from Ohio, my friend!! Posted: 5:49 am on December 3rd
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