She has some wonderful ideas that inspired me and hopefully will inspire and energize you too.
Right inside her front door is this beautiful tree. A very full gorgeous artificial tree with flocking on the tips of the branches. Darci is a savvy shopper and I was glad to hear that she picked up this tree on sale at Beverly’s.
I will be off to Beverly’s myself if our tree, which I picked up for $25 at a garage sale seven years ago fails to light up when I plug it in this year.
The first thing that I noticed about Darci’s tree was the way she had used a silver and gold mesh ribbon as a garland on her tree.
I have tried do the same thing on my last two trees but it never comes out like I hope. Darci’s secret is to start at the top and work down the tree rather than around the tree.
You can see the mesh ribbon in this close up of this unique Mickey Mouse ornament. Darci and her daughters traditionally spend Christmas Eve at Disneyland and she has ornaments to commemorate each year.
Darci has carried the silver theme throughout her home starting with the fireplace where gold and silver come together.
I loved this net-like ribbon she used with her garland throughout the house, it gives her decorations a cohesive feeling.
While it doesn’t show up that well in my photos, the netting is very sparkly and reflects the lights from her tree adding just the right amount of bling to this traditional 1930’s home.
The glow of the silver ornament filled aphotecary jars beacons you into the dining room. Here Darci used the netting to set off the garland that is woven around silver and red ornaments that hold a special place in the hearts of her family.
Darci’s talent is obviously blending her sentimental pieces with fresh updated touches. I love the way a string of animated carousel horses from her childhood looks at home next to her Disney ornaments.
I had a wonderful time photographing Darci’s decorations and it gave me the opportunity to admire all of her wonderful ornaments and treasures up close and best of all listen to their stories. After all isn’t that what Christmas is all about?
I hope that Darci’s decked out home inspires you as much as it did me.
Thanks for reading,