Pretty as a Picture

Sometimes all it takes is one special piece to make a room sing for Christmas.  For my dining room, this large scale folk painting is hitting all the right notes this season.

I don't know much about the painting, but it appears to be mid century by an artist whose last name is Reynolds. I love the atmosphere and soft colors of the piece.

Once the painting was in place, I added cedar on the chandelier, a few branches and flowers, and antique German ornaments in an ironstone bowl.  So simple and fresh. Ironstone gets me through every season and occasion so I keep a nice supply on hand.

A chalk pen is great for drawing on mirrors as well as chalkboards.  

Merry Details

I usually have a

chalkboard and botanicals

on this big wall, but I'm really enjoying how much joy and life this painting brings to the room. I know it's unrealistic and crazy making to think we have to change every surface in our homes for the holidays.  We don't! But don't overlook a simple change to get a big effect..then all the little things fall into place easily.