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Holiday Decorating Giveaway


When the days darken, I start to obsess about lights.  We spent the weekend beginning to decorate and I have decided that if I had only one decoration for the holiday it would be endless strings of lights.

holiday wreath details www.pithandvigor.comNow that the eat in kitchen is almost done, we have hung our garlands, made our wreaths and everything seems warm with the glow of the holiday lights.

I’m completely pleased with the latest in holiday lights.  I bought a couple packs of battery operated lights that are on tiny wires to try out this year.  They are so much prettier on my wreath than the old versions with all their plastic coated cords don’t you think?  And happily, I’ve found that LED technology is finally starting to evolve beyond the cold lifeless colors of earlier generations.

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I am not sure I can have too many lights wrapped in a simple wreath frame to make this glowing light fixture.

holiday decorating www.studiognblog.comRed beads and a pine and cypress garland frame the kitchen window (and it all looks so good against the new black!).  I was determined to make the draping perfectly asymmetrical.  Lately, I am preferring wonky things – for whatever reason, I just don’t want things too perfect.

Everything is hung with the super handy Command hooks – I’ve been using them to attach lights to walls for a few years now and I have yet to have damaged paint. Tomorrow we will sort out our tree and mantel  and continue to hang more lights – I’m looking forward to it.

Tell me, if you had just one holiday decoration what would it be?   Or maybe you have a great decorating tip to share? (I am still trying to hang things discretely from the ceiling in a way that is both attractive and damage-free)   Lets talk holiday decor…

Every comment will be entered to win a $50 Lowes gift card so that you can get more decorating essentials. 

I will close comments on Thursday Dec 5th and announce a winner (picked randomly) via twitter and facebook (so make sure to follow along in one of those places.)

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Lowes.  This is a series that I am doing through the end of the year.   I am not an employee of Lowes and all opinions are my own.  See the other posts in this series. 

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  1. Terri H says:

    It wouldn’t be Christmas without twinkling lights!

  2. Ann of Monona says:

    I agree that lights everywhere are the answer for the darkness of December. Thanks for reminding me about the Command hooks, I need to get some right now!
    Also like to slip in some of the old fashion icicle strands, they move with the slightest air movement.

  3. Julie says:

    A natural Christmas tree
    like u on fb Julie A scott Laws

  4. mary gardner says:

    If I could only have one decoration it would most certainly be a Christmas Tree!

  5. For hanging decorations from the ceiling string fishing line tightly across the very tops of the walls, it is practically invisible! Then you can hang ornaments, pine cones, or my favorite, felted red hearts.

  6. Laurie Brown says:

    I’m with you- it’s all about the lights. Clear ones, colored ones, ones outside, inside, in wreathes, in the ficus plants, one year I even cut down a mini string so it would run on 12 volts and put a wreath on the grill of the truck. I just wish the exterior strings would last longer.

  7. I have to agree with you Rochelle about the lights. The soft glow is so comforting. Hardest thing is disguising the cords.

  8. Kris P says:

    Does a Christmas tree count? I’ve only gone without a real tree once in my life, when we moved into our current house less than 2 weeks before Christmas. Lots of lights on the tree are a requirement, although an easier way to put them up and take them down would be a blessing.

  9. Barb Matthews says:

    Every Christmas I take Smilax vine and wrap strands of lights around it to make garland for my French doors. Love the lights!

  10. Kathryn says:

    I love red beads. I drape them from the mantel, weave them into garlands, coil them lazily in baskets of greens. I haven’t played with lights too much but you’re inspiring me to try.

  11. manda says:

    A wreath.

  12. Solducky says:

    A really pretty, full. fresh wreath! Love the look and smell.

  13. commonweeder says:

    I never have to worry about my decorations being too perfect – or even plain perfect. As as person who rarely shops I am glad to know about these new lights and will go looking for them. Many thanks.

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