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Seasons : Lunar New Year!

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Happy Lunar New Year!  Did you know that the Lunar New Year is celebrated by a quarter of the world's population?  It's fun to see local flower markets bulging with quince and other flowering branches. To get into the spirit, our entry (above) has an urn of Magnolia blossoms.  Even Costco features kumquats and money trees, pots of orchids and lucky bamboo.  Our next door neighbor has huge red lanterns and ropes of faux firecrackers hanging on each side of his front doors - it looks as festive as can be.  This got me thinking, why not take some inspiration from traditional Lunar New Year decorations to use in our rooms year round?  Let's take a look.

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Christmas, 2018

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This Christmas, I was all set for a natural Scandinavian Christmas.  Connie even sent homemade Fattigman (Norwegian cookies) so I was definitely in the mood.  But as I opened the 6 boxes of Christmas decorations left from my summer purge, it seemed like a good idea to just get everything out and see what was left.  Santas & their assorted red fun gathered on the 2nd floor so the main floor could be left more "Scandinavian" with white snowflakes at the windows, mossy green pillow covers and mercury glass trees and balls.  It turned out to be almost a winter wonderland that could be Scandinavian...

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Christmas Among Friends

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Friends of DecorBook have been particularly busy this holiday season.  Let's take a look at 3 spectacular ideas - I'm sure you'll notice that the key is each artist's eye for detail.  Kimberly (Hayward, CA) has taken repurposing costume jewelry to a new level in creating these magnificent trees.  This one is aptly called the Noel Tree.

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50 DecorBook Ideas : 42. Bold Bouquets

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Nothing says spring like an oversized bouquet.  A quick trip to your backyard or the flower market or a store like Michael's will do the trick.  Keep the bouquet light and frothy, balanced in a large container.  Let's take a look at some inspirational bouquets.

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50 DecorBook Ideas : 41. Jump-Start Spring

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Maybe it's jumping the gun, but aren't you ready for a sunny spring?  Getting your rooms ready is as simple as 1 - 2 - 3.  First, choose one accent color to spread around your rooms.  Inspiration for our rooms comes from just outside our windows -  Forsythia, Scotch Broom and Acacia blooming yellow everywhere.  Let's look at 5 easy ideas to bring spring inside.

 

 

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