creative ways to decorate with christmas ornaments all year long

I am not a fan of Christmas decor that can only be used once a year and never again. I have some beautiful Christmas ornaments that I have used at different times throughout the year. When Artful Home asked me to collaborate with them and come up with some creative ways to use their beautiful blown art glass ornaments throughout the year, 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.

For this setting, I started with a great stoneware vase in blue, branches from my yard, and these gorgeous hand blown glass ornaments from Artful Home.

Clockwise from left to right, the ornaments shown below are Bella Notte, Sea Spray, and Crystal Blue Persuasion. All three are by different artists but they are perfectly gorgeous together. Check the pictures online for image accuracy.

Here I added these Mother of Pearl art glass ornaments.

I couldn’t decide if I preferred 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 interplay 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 by adding pumpkins.

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, and I added further interest with these luscious Mother of Pearl art glass ornaments and a little Spanish moss.

If you live near the coast, it would be fun to fill a huge antique trencher with the Mother of Pearl art glass ornaments, all kinds of coral, driftwood, and the Sugar Baby ornaments.

You could also put 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 you have some fun and find creative ways to decorate with your Christmas ornaments all year long.  Artful Home has many more beautiful art glass ornaments to choose from on their website.

You might want to check out my previous post, How to Transition your Christmas Ornaments from Holiday to any Day, for more creative ideas. If you love travel, entertaining, fashion, interiors, and gardening, I would love to have you pop over to my blog, Rough Luxe Lifestyle.

 

By |2018-11-13T11:45:49+00:00November 13th, 2018|art & decor, artful home for the holidays, artful lifestyle, collections|

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