Flea Market Décor

Jeanie’s Magic

Skip the hassle of storage and hide your Christmas favorites in everyday vignettes to give them a year-round home.

- FOR MORE ON JEANIE, VISIT APARTMENTJ­EANIE.COM. BY JEANIE ENGELBACH

Jeanie Engelbach is a profession­al organizer and founder of apartmentj­eanie, a lifestyle curation company based in New York City. However, she travels to wherever clutter, chaos and mayhem live. For more, visit apartmentj­eanie.com.

WHO DOESN'T LOVE THE BEAUTY OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON? Everything sparkles, twinkles and shines, evoking a sense of wonder, merriment and joy. As a profession­al organizer with a lifestyle curation company, I have had the privilege of creating beautiful and meaningful holiday décor in clients’ homes and then six weeks later dismantlin­g the aftermath, which raises the question, ”Where can I store it?”

There are tons of storage products that can aid in the off-season organizati­on of holiday décor, but what if you want to savor the season a little bit longer? Or what if you are like me and have finite storage space for infinite collectibl­es and collection­s?

I like to employ a styling trick that I call the “hiding in plain sight” approach to displaying holiday decoration­s year round. This method is about subtlety and simplicity as well as sticking to single color palettes. It works particular­ly well if layered into everyday vignettes or as a small surprise in an unexpected location. The overall effect might feel kitschy, but it doesn’t scream Christmas all year long.

When you break down your holiday decoration­s is the ideal time to take an inventory of what you have and what you need to replace, as there will be deep discounts this time of year.

If you apply these suggestion­s to the break-down process, it will make for a streamline­d and stress-free holiday, which is at the top of everyone’s Christmas list.

 ??  ?? clockwise: THE PINK-GLITTER SKULL ornament peeks out of a teacup, while the whiteand-iridescent beaded bird clip nestles comfortabl­y next to another in this year-round display.
clockwise: THE PINK-GLITTER SKULL ornament peeks out of a teacup, while the whiteand-iridescent beaded bird clip nestles comfortabl­y next to another in this year-round display.
 ??  ?? • ON A SLIVER OF KITCHEN COUNTER, the holiday spirit fills this still life, with its sterling pedestal serving dish full of beaded fruit ornaments.
• ON A SLIVER OF KITCHEN COUNTER, the holiday spirit fills this still life, with its sterling pedestal serving dish full of beaded fruit ornaments.
 ??  ?? • A FEW MERCURY-GLASS heart ornaments add a nice reflective element to the banana bowl. • AN ELABORATE CHANDELIER ORNAMENT swings securely over a vintage bulldog squeak toy sitting atop an antique teacup and saucer.
• A FEW MERCURY-GLASS heart ornaments add a nice reflective element to the banana bowl. • AN ELABORATE CHANDELIER ORNAMENT swings securely over a vintage bulldog squeak toy sitting atop an antique teacup and saucer.
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