For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to have a staircase with pretty railings, bannisters, and a newel post. Specific, I know, but I just have a thing for staircases. Maybe that came from growing up in small, military apartments…
Well, I finally get to live in a house with an awesome staircase and I was so excited about decorating it for Christmas.
I swagged cedar garland along the rail, using some green twine-covered florist wire to secure it in place. I also wrapped the garland with the Cozy Knit Garland from Crate & Barrel and added my mini-stocking advent calendar along the top bannister.
The rocking horse got its usual laurel wreath around his neck, too.
Now, as beautiful as this looks, it has been a mess! The greens have been shedding every day, so I have to keep on it with a hand-held vacuum. Fun times! I might be going faux next year.
I’m learning this house is much dryer than our last house in PA, so my fresh greens are drying out much faster, even with Wilt Pruf spray and soaking them in water.
Well, despite the shedding and drying, it looks beautiful and festive, so I’m going to enjoy it this year, knowing it’s up for just a short time.
Before I sign off, I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who left a comment to support the Balsam Hill Season of Giving campaign to raise funds for the JDRF. I had a goal to get 1,000 comments and we got over 1,100! We maxed out their donation limit and $2,000 will be going to the Minnesota JDRF!!