Going Stag (and Get Twiggy) Christmas Edition!
Christmas time is finally really here, I have just been so excited about it! I love the lights, the trees, the smells, the spirit, the music, and mostly the SNOW that we’ve been getting in the last few days! To celebrate the season, Home on the Range is going holiday from now until the big day! Join us for a series of Christmas blog posts that will help you get inspired to bring the holiday spirit into your own home (if it’s not already there).
You may recall that in the recent past we showcased some current rustic trends in design- using natural items like antlers, branches and trunks in decorating. What we want to talk about today is how easily those trends transition into holiday decorating. Have you seen Pinterest lately? They’re everywhere!
We love how rustic design brings the outdoors in, and what better time to do that than at Christmas? Think about it, you’re already dragging a large fir tree from the woods into your home while singing songs about Santa’s antlered animals, so while you’re tramping the forests why not collect a few extra armloads of goodies? Or, if you’re a little less Jeremiah Johnson (or maybe your snowshoes are in the shop right now), stop in to the Home on the Range showroom… we can help you choose everything you need for a beautiful, natural Christmas this year.
Here are a few of our favorite “Stag and Twiggy” holiday displays, along with some tips for how to incorporate them into your own space.
Antlers for ornaments: I think this is such a cute idea! Use antlers to hang extra ornaments from, it will help bring a holiday feel to your entire home! You can use elegant antique ornaments, or use colorful new ornaments for a more funky modern feel.
Twig Stars: Collect branches from wherever you can find them (we have them for sale here at the Home on the Range showroom, hint hint) and use them to create rustic stars that you can hang on the wall… try wrapping Christmas lights around them for an extra holiday kick.
Twig Centerpieces: Twigs and branches can make beautiful focal points for centerpieces. They add height without being too heavy or solid, and you can still see through them! If you want to add a little something extra, you can hang tiny ornaments from the branches, spray them with shimmer, or use pre lit branches.
-I love the pine cones and lights in the base of this centerpiece, it looks very wintery and natural, but cozy and warm at the same time.
-I like the lights at the tips of all of the branches in this centerpiece. White decorations are growing in popularity this year, but if you live somewhere like Steamboat where it snows ALL the time, you have to be very careful when using white in decorating. It tends to feel cold and bare when what you really want is a warm, inviting respite from the outdoors.
Stag Centerpieces: They’re so cute. I just love these tiny deer, I can’t even tell you. Intermixing deer with greenery, lights, candles, and any small antique items you might have on hand is a quick way to make a beautiful, unique centerpiece that will get you plenty of compliments.
-This is probably my favorite centerpiece ever. In the whole world. I wasn’t kidding when I said I love tiny deer, but even more than just that I love the punched tin candle holders mixed with the glass tea lights which contrast with the natural pine cones. It just works.
-This one is perfect because it combines the rustic elements of the “stag and twig method” (I made that up, what do you think?), burlap and birch bark cups with more traditional, polished items like glass and white tea lights to create a centerpiece that perfectly embodies rugged elegance.
Or, if you already have your house all done up in rustic style, there are also ways to decorate around your existing pieces. I love this mantle-scape with the wreath around the faux stag head. The pinecones, feathers and lanterns in the display give the room a very lodge-y feel that is easy to recreate in your own home.
If you are looking for any of these holiday decorations, stop into the Home on the Range showroom, we have swag, garland, twigs, branches, ornaments, feathers, stag heads, antlers and figurines, as well as candles and candle holders. Basically we are your one stop shop for everything rustic and Christmas!