It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
The Thanksgiving company is barely out the door and you, your husband, and your two teenage daughters are in full Christmas mode. Your husband takes care of setting up the prelit trees in the house and moves outdoors to get a real tree and put in on the front porch and then add lights to the trees that line the streets. The girls pull out the decorations and turn the simple prelit trees into beautiful reminders of all the Christmas times in the past.
You get the special job. While your family is using ladders and step stools to decorate the highest and biggest spaces, you pull the antique Venetian glass vases out from the china hutch and the hidden spots in the bookshelves and transform them into a gorgeous display on the dining room table. The antique Venetian glass vases are always visible in your home, but during the weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas they take center stage for every family and neighborhood gathering. These unusual home accessories are transformed when you add coordinating ornaments and glass bobbles.
Is Your Home Dressed and Ready for the Holidays?
Many families have decorating traditions that signal the arrival of the Christmas season. From expensive Murano vases to signature dinnerware adorned with Christmas themes, nothing says Happy Holidays more than a well dressed table. Adding vintage Italian glass vases to dining room table signals to your family and friends that these are special times with special people.
The holiday season goes by quickly and if you are looking for ways to create memories for your family you might consider adding a little extra glam and holiday shine to your home. Consider some of these festive facts about the home decorating industry and how it boosts the nation’s economy, both during and after the holiday season:
- 60% of high-end home furnishings customers look for items that make them feel comfortable and calm.
- Home furnishings and furniture stores generated nearly $101.41 billion worth of sales in the year 2013.
- Although Millennials? share of all buyers in 2012 was a mere 14%, by the year 2014, this group comprised 37% of all households buying furniture and bedding, making Millennials the largest generation buying these items.
- Family heirloom pieces like specially cut glass vases can be highlighted during the holiday season.
- Switching out the regular pillows on your living and dining room furniture can help you bring the holidays into every space in your home.
If you have ushered the last of the Thanksgiving company out of your home, maybe it is time for you to begin transforming all of the spaces in your home to a winter wonderland that will help create memories that will last a lifetime. From antique Venetian glass vases to other unusual home accessories, decorating your home for Christmas can help you feature some of your favorite pieces.