Before the 2015 Christmas season passes, I have to share this year's decorations at Carol's Interior Home Store in our town.
Carol's store is always decorated from the front porch all the way through the store. I look forward every year to seeing how she creates a welcoming entryway.
Every year, the two pots on either side of the door are different from the year before...and just as lovely!
A close up of these two pots shows the faux deer heads used to add a little rustic charm this year.
The festive red door surrounded, always, by that wonderful old white trim work always gets a second, and even a third, look from me.
I love the black and cream painted cement on her walkway. The two colors go with all the different seasonal decor used throughout the year.
This year, Carol even had a magical little Christmas Cottage built inside her store. I was fascinated by it and especially love the red door with its old fashion trim...
Due to this year's vow to reduce my Christmas decorations to only what I really cherish and can store inside the house, I limited myself to just a few strands of a lightweight greenery for our dining chandelier.
I love this type of greenery and added these new strands to some of the ones I bought last year. It was hard to limit myself to only a few. There was so much inspiration all around Carol's shop and it got me into a decorating high!
Here's a redbird chandelier all decorated up by the staff. That's a wreath placed on the top of the chandy and tattered ribbon gives it a rustic, festive air.
Seeing the ornaments hung on shutters, chandeliers and shelves helps shoppers visualize the options of adding decor in unusual ways.
I plan to finally finish an old chair this year that I've had a good while. I often come look at this lovely little settee for inspiration. Wild Bill is not crazy about the "unfinished" look, but of course I adore it.
The shop is divided up into room settings to help shoppers visualize how the furniture would look at home in their own rooms. I always want to go home and paint a spectacular color on my walls after a trip to Carol's store.
I may not get brave enough to be as colorful as this, but this year (for sure) our trim is going to be painted a creamy white like the trim in the room above.
Behind the checkout counter, the shelves are animated with Santas and elves running wild.
Thanks for dropping by!