I am in love with simple decor.
Something with just a touch of gold
a sprinkling of pretty
and a whole lot of charm
without a whole lot of work.
Because… I am usually running around like a wild woman
doing this and adding that to the to-do list
especially before a party-
5 minute decorations kind of speak my name.
Because, I am one of those people who when I start one project
it leads to 5 more
and before I know it, I am painting the mantel
re-doing the ottoman
and changing curtains.
While refinishing floors, traveling for work and moving my middle guy
and his girlfriend back home.
Safe to say it has been a little crazy town over here.
But crazy town and all,
I was plotting and planning party decor for the graduation party.
Such as making paper flowers and pom poms
and cutting a cute banner out of card stock to hang on the chalkboard.
But when I walked into Target
and found the most adorable gold metal banner saying ‘Congrats’–
the idea of spending time making a DIY banner was out the window
and putting that banner in the cart happened
in about 10 seconds.
Originally, I planned to hang the banner on the chalkboard in the dining room
but because this one is a little on the short side
it looked much better in the center of the fireplace mantel.
When I host a party, I always gravitate towards simple and natural.
I wanted our house to look like it does every day –
just a little dressed up for the party
rather than something that screamed
‘Look at me all decked out in party decorations’
So I worked with what I usually have on the mantel
and simply added a few things.
Those stacks of vintage books and that brassy gold antique mirror
were dressed up with
a pair of candelabras
a few vintage bottles with fresh cut garden spray roses,
and that simple charming metal ‘Congrats’ banner.
And that was it.
I also added a few more fresh cut roses to the bench in a favorite new barely blushing planter
but really, the living room decor was simple and charming
and done in 5 minutes.
You might notice a few changes in the living room right now.
As I mentioned, crazy town over here.
And yes, I literally did re-do a piece of furniture for the living room
and start another mantel project that involved nails and glue
right before the party.
Because when you save time on one thing-
you decide to add in other projects.
Or maybe it is because I am a little on the crazy side.
I will share more about those projects in a separate post.
And coming your way bright and early tomorrow morning-
a fun summer tour sharing outdoor spaces all lit up in the evening.
Happy Wednesday everyone