The heatwave here in SoCal has been so bad the past three days that yesterday morning I was really and truly fantasizing about snow. Mountains of snow, tons of layers of clothing, gosh I think I would've been okay with biting winds and sleet. Anything to get cool.
So as a means of complete escapism yesterday I started looking at Christmas boards on Pinterest. I'm a big supporter of planning for the holidays well in advance to relieve stress and make the holidays more enjoyable. Now that the summer has quieted down, it's a great time to take a few minutes for holiday plans and projects.
I thought I would share a few favorite holiday inspirations from around the online world. Just looking at these gets me excited to start focusing on decor ideas and coming up with a few projects. The first are these glittered fruits. Dollar store easy! Especially when you have all of Martha Stewart's glitter packs which I won from a Martha Stewart Twitter giveaway a while back. Just need a few plastic fruits from the dollar store and some glue.
image via Thirty Handmade Days
I love this simple, perfect sign by Barn Owl Primitives. You can buy this sweet wall art on Etsy. Here's a link. There are so many sweet signs in this shop and I appreciate the workmanship and style that goes into these.
image via Restoration Hardware
Restoration Hardware's rustic look is so appealing to me right now. A walk through their store is just dreamy with the most beautiful tables, chairs and home accessories. I love the simplicity of this holiday garland.
image via Miss Mustard Seed
A simple Christmas sign. I love this from Miss Mustard Seed. I'm thinking a lot this year about simplicity of decor. I don't want to over do it and have things too gunked up. We don't have to use every decoration, just because we have them. Sometimes, in fact most of the time, simple is best and can be most appreciated.
image via Charonel Designs
How gorgeous are these holiday tags. So pretty. You can find these at Charonel Designs store on Etsy. There are so many pretty paper creations in the shop for all sorts of holidays and events. Take a peek.
For a little more inspiration here are a few links to all things Christmas.
Have a gorgeous day! Thanks for spending a few minutes together. The day is starting to warm up, so it's time to face summer again while visions of sugar plums dance in my head.