Your 2 Orchids have so much fun when it comes to seasonal or holiday tablescapes! It’s our excuse to be a little (sometimes a lot, we confess) creative. Who can blame us? Every holiday or special event gives us the opportunity to change settings and test different ideas.

Take it from us: when shopping, look for flexible items that you can re-purpose or incorporate into any occasion. Just in case! The secret is to think of your table as a blank canvas, but – and this is the best advice we can give – have a color palette in mind of what you want to use. For example, on both of our tablescapes, we went for something we could easily transition from Fall/Thanksgiving right into Holiday/Christmas.

The pieces we used have texture, versatility, and colors that represent each theme. As you can see from the photos, we used the same table runner and the same stands for both tablescapes. It’s all about re-purposing.

It helps if you find the wow factor for the event. Still, most of the work will be trial and error.  For instance, swap the pumpkins for Christmas trees, harvest fillers for Christmas bulbs. Keep in mind that items like pine cones can work for both holidays.

No need to worry about big budgets either. It can be as easy as finding accessories from around your home that will reflect the theme you are trying to create. Think decor items, leaves, branches, and pine cones from your yard. The Dollar Store is another perfect option where you can get a lot of bang for your buck without breaking the bank.

Candles are always a nice detail since they add that subtle touch that turns a house into a home. Just remember if you are serving dinner you may want to light unscented candles to avoid interfering with the aroma of the delicious meal you prepared.

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Creating A Festive Fall/Thanksgiving Tablescape

Creating A Festive Holiday/Christmas Tablescape

 

Centerpiece

Centerpiece

Yes, these boots were made for walking! Truth be told, after some miles every pair earns its rest. That’s why we are changing it to some boots were made for decorating! Our next DIY project is about taking a pair of cowboy boots and transforming it into a killer centerpiece.

We can’t think of a cuter centerpiece for a number reasons – not that you need one! Amongst our favorite themes are: Wedding Day, Rustic or Country Wedding Theme, Outdoor Barbecue, Graduation Party, Picnic, and more.

If you are always looking for ways to add a little country cowgirl touch in anything you do, this simple project does the trick. Just grab your favorite pair of cowboy boots and stuff with some filler such as paper or craft foam.

Add fresh or faux flowers that represent any season or event and make something to click your heels on about. For extra customization, accessorize with bandanas, bales of hay and a few horseshoes.

The boot centerpiece in the picture was made from scratch for Lauren’s niece’s graduation party, which was an outdoor barbecue-themed party, as you might remember from our previous post. We used Sunflowers in all colors, shapes, and sizes mixed with greenery and Cattails we arranged inside the boots.

We then sprayed mason jars with gold glitter spray paint and rolled with extra glitter for more sparkle. You can set the glitter by spraying with hairspray. Remember: there is nothing as too much sparkle!

For our centerpiece, we also added faux flowers and some burlap, although jute also works for the ties. These type of accessories are also great when used for fall decor. If you find yourself stumped for ideas, head over to Pinterest for more inspiration.

Time to grab your boots and start preparing your next centerpiece. Don’t worry if don’t have a special occasion around the corner, no one needs and excuses to show off an original DIY decoration project.

Himalayan

Himalayan Salt Lamp

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Summer days ask for nature details around the house. Take the beauty of the Himalayan Mountains inside with a salt lamp made from the purest salt on Earth.  The salt lamps offer tranquility and a natural look to any space, with a light that is soft and soothing.

Himalayan salt lamps help manage anxiety and have calming and relaxing proprieties. After some use, you’ll sleep better and wake up in a better mood, with improved concentration and higher energy levels.

This hand-carved piece purifies the air and releases the health benefits of negative ions, by turning into a natural negative ion generator. As the heat warms up the salt, negative ions are released into the air, resulting in health boosting effects.

Salt lamps treat seasonal affective disorder, reduce allergy or asthma symptoms, and ease coughs. They are also known to reduce static electricity in the air, cleaning and deodorizing it, and neutralize traces of electromagnetic radiation.

With a composition that includes real Himalayan salt crystals, this environmentally-friendly lamp delivers a pleasing, attractive, and warm light.  The lovely glow is suitable for any room, home, or office. We suggest you do a little research before choosing your salt lamp and yes you might feel like your back in science class!

The Himalayan Glow Salt Crystal Lamp will freshen your space and your mind. Remember how after a day spent in the wild we feel mentally and physically refreshed? Wait no more and bring that feeling home with a salt lamp.

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Himalayan Pink Salt With Grater

Impress your friends at your next dinner party! This salt kit from Karen’s FabFitFun box comes with a grater, wood stand, and a block of Himalayan Pink Salt.  Karen uses it to finish all her best dishes from fresh tomatoes to steak.  It’s perfect for your favorite summer salad!

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Winter Home Decor

A view of Lauren’s warm and inviting winter decor in her family room.

Winter Home Decor

Gathering different types of accessories create visual appeal to Lauren’s coffee table. The storage box, in complimentary shades of brown and mother of pearl, and the metal candle sleeve, with snowflake cutouts, create elegance and scent in the room.

Winter Home Decor

Gold glitter square placements from Pier 1 Imports can serve a dual purpose on my dining room table. When placed together, they serve a gorgeous table runner. When used separately, they are perfect to add sparkle to each place setting.  The crackled glass hurricanes (also from Pier 1 Imports), in a brown-gold ombre hue, house my well-lit pillar candles.

Winter Home Decor

 These faux hydrangeas from Pier 1 Imports will have you doing a double-take because they are so full and realistic. Lauren opts for a subtle pop of color that compliments the warm tones.  The large Tuscan urn represents the rustic, Italian flair throughout the home. 

Winter Decor

My gray faux fur table runner gives a soft, yet sophisticated, look to my kitchen table.  The decorative spheres add the finishing touches as the perfect centerpiece.

Winter Home Decor
Pine cones, cinnamon sticks, and decorative faux fruit serve as vase fillers on my kitchen counter.  Winter artificial pine and twigs represent the season and create height next to the mantle mirror.  Additional pine cones are placed to bring nature into the home. 

Winter Home Decor

Display a work of art with a saying that represents the winter season! 

I, Lauren, love to decorate my home with accents that flow nicely and compliment my warm autumn color scheme. Instead of using pops of color, I opt for mixing metals, woods, and glass to add texture and dimension for a glamourous look. I have to admit that I almost always gravitate to any accessory that offers a little sparkle or a wow factor!  Accent pillows and throws are simple things you can do to instantly freshen up a room.  When I’m feeling the winter blues, fresh blooms always lift the mood.  I believe your home is a true reflection of you and your personality. Let it represent your best self!

Winter Decor Home Tour-Lauren’s/ The 2 Orchids YouTube

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Winter Home Decor

A view of Karen’s comfy and cozy winter decor in her family room.

(Faux Rose & Peony Bundle-Pier 1 Imports)

Winter Home Decor

A large accent mirror, along with faux flowers, in a glass vase add color to her mantle.

(Faux Green Hydrangea Stem-Pier 1 Imports)

Winter Home Decor

Showing off her creative side, Karen adds fragrant candles, a mirrored tray, and accent pieces to give her coffee table a colorful and professional look. 

Winter Home Decor

A welcoming entrance makes a great first impression for Karen’s guests.

(Faux Cream Hydrangea Stem-Pier 1 Imports)

Winter Home Decor

With her warm blanket and cozy accent chair, Karen finds this the perfect place to curl up and relax this winter.  

Winter Home Decor

Florals that offer an instant pop of color, scattered throughout the house, offer that ” Winter pick me up” that is much needed throughout the season!

To bring a ray of sunshine into Karen’s home this winter, she accents with bright colors.  Florals, either real or faux, bring life to each room in her home.  Metallic vases, glass hurricanes, and scented candles add pizzaz and scent.  Coffee Table books with vibrant hues act as a piece of art and showcase Karen’s personality.  Being creative doesn’t mean you have to break the bank when it comes to seasonal decor.  Re-purposing accessories that you already own by displaying them in different ways can add a fresh new look.  Be creative and have fun!

Winter Decor Home Tour-Karen’s/ The 2 Orchids YouTube

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