I think I must use miles of ribbon in December. It’s not just on the Christmas gifts, it’s in all the decorations, too. Remember our bedroom hallway with the books?
There is ribbon on the bear and ribbon used to suspend the wreath in the window (and make its bow.) Now take a look at the end of the hall. Do you see the little tree there?
Each year we put a small tree in our bedroom. It is decorated very simply with a garland made from lengths of red ribbon and bows tied all over it. And of course, all the presents get tied with ribbon.
I try to buy up spools of ribbon all year long from various stores. Walmart is my first choice, and I usually empty their little rack of it each time I shop there.
And the tree isn’t the only Christmas decoration in the room that gets a dose of ribbon. I take down the photographs that normally hang over the bed and replace them with a wreath through which I weave red ribbon.
This year, I got another idea for using ribbon in there. Remember a while back I said that I loved this month’s issue of Traditional Home? One of the rooms that I adored in the issue was this one:
I went to the designer’s website to see if there were more pictures of that gorgeous home, and I found this:
It was the same space, but it didn’t grab me like the photo of it in the magazine. So I started studying to see what was the difference. One of the things I noticed was the lampshades…plain white in the designer’s shot, but trimmed out in ribbon in the photoshoot for the magazine. So I decided to trim out all the lampshades in my bedroom with ribbon.
They aren’t perfect, but I think they look fine for a do-it-yourself project. And it added some interest to an otherwise plain looking space.
One last spot where I use ribbon for Christmas decorating in the bedroom is on the tags. I thought the plain white tags could use a bit of decoration, so it put double sided tape on both sides of the end of the tag and wrapped it in grosgrain ribbon – instant red stripe! Not fancy, but a little bit of detail for an otherwise ordinary looking gift tag.
I have one last piece of eye candy I want to share with you today. This small space that James Farmer did for the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyle Christmas House has been making its rounds all over Pinterest this weekend. It is beautiful.
But what really caught my eye (besides those drop dead gorgeous red checked drapes!) was the interesting ribbon on the newel post. What do you think of it?
It almost looks like starched ric-rac that has been sewn together. Very interesting. Love the red and cream combination echoing the same colors in those drapes. James Farmer lives less than 10 minutes from my house, so if I happen to run into him, I am going to ask about that ribbon.
Finally, here is a reminder that you can still enter the Christmas books giveaway simply by leaving a comment on any or all of the Christmas Traditions posts. Details here. Just enter by midnight Wednesday, 12/12/12.
And again I will leave you with a question today…
Do you put any Christmas decor in the bedrooms of your home? If so, what do you put there?
Loving hearing from all of you this Christmas season!
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