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Anything But Ordinary Ornaments

If you don't know by now, I am very unconventional when it comes to decorating. At Decorator Girl, we like to think outside of the box and use accessories in a unique way to create something new and exciting.

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Ornaments are one of my favorite accessories to use during the holidays. The come in so many different shapes, sizes, colors, and materials. Ornaments look great assorted in a large bowl, vase or inside of a cloche. This can be the perfect centerpiece for your table. You can even scatter them on top of your runner to add a pop of color. You can hang them from your chandelier, your staircase, or even off of your mantel. They are the perfect touch on top of a gift if you mix them with some gorgeous ribbon and wrapping paper. If you are planning on hosting a Christmas party, why not serve your favorite cocktail out of a glass ornament? They are the perfect festive, yet creative, way to impress your friends! Comment below with your favorite way to use ornaments in your holiday decor. 

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Light It Up

The magic of Christmas can be seen through the beautiful decorations, the exquisite trees, and the twinkling of the glowing lights. What better way to spend the season then to celebrate in your community amongst your friends and family.

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Jacksonville and the surrounding areas have so many beautiful displays of lights and merriment. The first stop on our list is Downtown Jacksonville which never fails to impress! Every night until the end of the year, the downtown offices will be illuminated in synchronization to holiday music broadcasted on 94.5FM during the Downtown Dazzle: An Illumination Celebration.  One of my absolute favorite places to visit around the holidays is St. Augustine. They have the Nights of Lights where you can see all of the beautiful and historic buildings lit up in all of their glory. If you are spending your warm Florida Christmas at Jax Beach, check out Deck the Chairs. Listen to the sounds of crashing waves and see all of the lifeguard stands glow. With over a million brilliant LED lights, Jax Illuminations at the Morocco Shrine Center can be your new family holiday tradition. You can even view these beautiful lights from the comfort of your own vehicle because the entire display is a drive thru! Last but not least is the Jacksonville Zoo. This weekend they will have an amazing display of sparkling lights and wild animals for all ages to see! Enjoy the 2017 holiday season with the beautiful glow of lights in your own hometown!

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'Tis the Season

It is that time of year again! Time to decorate for the holidays and one of my favorite accessories is fresh garland.

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I love the versatility of a beautiful, full strand of garland. It can be draped down the stairs and mixed with silver and gold ribbon. Another popular location is hung over a fireplace or on the mantel. It looks great paired with ornaments, stockings or candles. I like to think outside of the box too when it comes to decorating for Christmas. Garland can be draped over a piece of art, hung over a doorway, or even wrapped around a column. It can even be set on top of a console or an entry way piece. Fresh greens not only add a soft pop of color but the wonderful smells will fill your home all season long. Time to deck your halls!

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Given With Love

I dare to say that as Christmas gets closer there is probably someone on your list that you just can't seem to figure out the perfect gift to give. Well, check it out, a gift basket might be the perfect idea for your special someone.

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You don't have to do the same old themed gift basket wrapped in cellophane. It's time to get creative and think outside the box. This should be personal and fun. You just need to purchase that first item and then the rest of the basket will fall into place. Look around and try to think of a great unconventional way to hold your goodies... it doesn't have to be expensive, just different. This Christmas, surprise your loved one with something unique, special and, most importantly, created by you.

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A Parisian Christmas

We all dream of strolling the Champs Elysees but have your ever considered walking it under the twinkling of 150,000 lights and four hundred Christmas trees?

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If Paris is not romantic enough on any given day, try booking a trip over the holidays. The twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower that sparkle for you every hour at night or visiting the many Christmas markets spread throughout the different arrondissements. Paris has so much to offer at this special time of year. Many amazing concerts are scheduled for Notre Dame and other churches around the city and don't forget to stop by the Galleries Lafayette for a bit of shopping. Wishing you a Joyeux Noël!

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Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String

...These are a few of my Favorite Things. You don't have to spend a lot of money to create beautiful packages to put under your tree. All you need is some jute string or a spool of baker's string and then it's time to create.

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There are so many great ideas for packaging these days but one of my very favorites is to wrap with plain paper and add a great tag and a fresh green sprig. It can be a piece leftover from your Christmas tree or a snip off your rosemary plant. These added touches help to make your packages not only beautiful but they will also smell amazing. Sentimental Christmas pictures copied in black and white paper is a great personalized touch. Be sure to keep and eye out for some great tags, some great string, and stamps you love. Put your favorite pajamas on and grab a glass of wine and wrap away.

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My Go-To Christmas Accessory

I know it's not a new Christmas design idea, but it's what adorns much of the inside and outside of my home during the Holidays...

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Wreaths are the perfect addition for your Christmas decorating. Hang them in an unusual or unexpected place like over a free standing tub, over a bed or hang one in a picture frame. There are endless ways to adorn them like with ribbons, bows, natural elements or anything you like. Whether store bought or freshly made… wreaths are the perfect accessory to decorate for the holidays.

A White Christmas

When I was growing up, I remember my Grandmother going to the florist and picking out a Christmas tree to be flocked. I doubt that anyone buys a tree from a florist anymore but you have to admit that there's something special about a snowy white Christmas Tree…

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A few years back, I decided to flock my own tree. I took the tree outside and put some plastic sheeting down and then started spraying. If you are doing this yourself, apply the spray until you achieve the look you are going for. Depending on the color scheme or theme you want, decorate your beautiful snowy tree for a beautiful designer look for Christmas. It's a fun to experiment with unexpected touches when it comes to decorating for the holidays.

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