I am not a fan of Christmas decor that can be used once a year and never again. I have some beautiful Christmas Ornaments that I have used different times throughout the year. When Artful Home asked me to collaborate with them and come up with some creative ways to reuse and recycle their beautiful hand blown art glass ornaments I intentionally selected colors that were not specific to Christmas. If you don’t choose ornaments that are too literal you can find creative ways to decorate with Christmas ornaments all year long.
I started with a great stoneware vase in blue, branches from my yard, and these gorgeous ornaments hand blown glass ornaments from Artful Home.
Clockwise right to left the ornaments are Top left, bella notte, top right sea spray, and bottomcrystal blue persuasion. All three are by different artists but they are perfectly gorgeous together. Check the pictures in the catalog for image accuracy.
Here I added these mother of pearl art glass ornaments .
I couldn’t decide if I liked the blue alone or the combination? What do you think?
I love fall decorating so I had to do one more fall table before we totally delve into Christmas.
I love the textural tension between the blue stoneware and the blown glass ornaments. I am also crazy about this color of blue with orange, so I loved combining the two.
If you love blue at Christmas you could easily do this same arrangement and add red. I am seriously in love with these ornaments, and I am planning to do just that.
I have done so many Christmas tables over the years for different events. Lately, I have enjoyed thinking outside of the box when it comes to Christmas colors and decor. I often do neutrals in my dining room. I like the simplicity of plain white candles in a rustic bowl with walnuts, these luscious mother of pearl art glass ornaments , and a little Spanish moss.
Place a sugar baby ornament at each place setting for guests to take home and hang on their tree.
If you would like to continue with the coastal theme wrap your packages in sea blue and gold instead of the traditional red and green for a pretty update
For the ornament collector or special friend tie on an ornament.
Do you stick to the traditional red and green for Christmas? Or do you like to shake it up a bit? If you step outside the box may have some fun and find creative ways to decorate with your Christmas ornaments all year long. Artful Home has a many more beautiful art glass ornaments to choose from on the website here.
I would like to thank Artful Home for sponsoring this post and giving me the opportunity to work with these gorgeous ornaments. I am posting concurrently on the Artful Home Blog today. You might want to check out their blog as well if you love artist made goods for your home.
You might want to check out my previous post How to Transition your Christmas Ornaments from Holiday to any Day for more creative ideas.