To help not over Victorian-ize my most colonial space I used colonial-inspired decorating ideas and wanted to share a few. (Please keep in mind I used only things that I already had around the house and I'm trying to stay semi-toddler-proofed.)
|(No, this is not my dining room.)|
On my recent visit to the Winterthur Museum, one of the rooms on their Yuletide Tour featured a dining room that had ribbon draped through the chandelier as seen above. I found this really inspiring and raided my ribbon stash to weave through my decorating this year...
I threaded some gold ribbon through my chandelier. I pinned the ends of the ribbon together like a flat felled seam so it looks continuous.
I then hung the stockings with care...
I also wrapped a piece of red check ribbon around my repro rake.
With my little one being at the very inquisitive age, I can no longer store my collection of repro bowls on the console's shelves. I've temporarily replaced them with wooden spoons which have become one of her favorite things to rearrange.
Do you have any colonial (revival) Christmas decorating tips?