14. Wreathed in layers. Tuck berries and greens into a twig wreath and top it with a cardboard ring covered in wood discs and pinecone flowers. Secure the ring to the center of the twig wreath and place a decorative doily in the wreath opening.
15. Purely ornamental.
Showcase heirloom ornaments, like these beauties that belonged to Tammy’s grandmother, by suspending them from ribbons secured to the back of a seasonal sign. Add extra ornamentation to a window with shutters, decorative brackets and a tin star.
16. Red alert. Liven up the palette with a few dashes of red, such as a pillow, throw or curtain panel. Press a peppermint-stripe tree skirt into service as an impromptu cover for a trunk or table. “A few quick changes can make a room instantly feel more Christmassy,” Carolynn notes.
17. Card trick. Vintage holiday postcards are still fairly inexpensive, especially those that have been written upon and postmarked. These colorful greetings are just the right size for filling picture frames or, as Carolynn did here, tucking into the framed openings of an old window mounted on the wall.
18. Snow wonders. Get a little flaky and include snow and snow-folk motifs amid your holiday fare—a pillow, a figure, or a print or two lend a wintry touch that can remain on display for weeks after the last Christmas gift is unwrapped. H