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Using Garland Throughout Your Home

Welcome friends to this month’s Garland Pinterest Challenge hosted by our friend Cindy of County Road 407! I am excited to share how I have used garland in every home I have lived in, as well as this sneak peek of our Christmas mantel…

This month we don’t have an inspiration photograph or blogger to share, which is very freeing. Just a message: “to share garland” was the text Cindy sent all of us on this month’s PC tour. If you are coming over from Laura of Everyday Edits for the first time, welcome!

Oh, and don’t you like the new Pinterest Challenge graphic??! I am going red and white this year, with mostly white for decorating my home for Christmas, so this new graphic fits my theme to a tee.

Garlands of Christmas Past

I love decorating our chandeliers every year for Christmas and decorating the very first year we were in our Texas home was a real thrill! Gleefully I glammed up this former dining room chandy with mercury glass ornaments set underneath a soft, very realistic pine garland.

I have been on a Nordic look for several years and this year might be similar, though our son, daughter-in-law and 18 month-old grandson will be down. So… we might add in a little more cute animals for Milo! (Which I have added on the mantel so far.)

When we were still living in our Prairie Home, our Heartland Charleston Landmark 365 RV, we hung a light-weigh acrylic chandelier and yes it had garland entwined in its clear branches!

Outside that same year, garland was swagged down the length of our outdoor dining table. It looked quite ethereal indeed and is a favorite beautiful way to use garlands out of doors.

Garlands for everyday

Now garlands don’t have to always be floral or greenery. In this instance, I used an old coat hanger bent into a circle and draped the “wire ring” with pretty white ribbon to hang crystal decorations in our first trailer home.

Quite a different kind of garland, really.

Pearl garlands from the bridal section of Michael’s and Joann Fabrics look lovely draped on the arms of chandeliers, too! Here in this post ~ How to Glam Up Your Chandelier.

This year we have installed a new Shabby Chic style chandelier, which I found on sale at Lamps Plus (not sponsored). Of course, it has to be decked out for the holidays!

And this is just a few of the ways I use garlands. I love decorating with garlands, how about you?

Up next, we begin at the top with Cindy of County Road 407 who has a fun garland project for you to create! Do stop by and take a tour of all of the garland inspired ideas everyone has for you.

Thank you for pinning!

Happy hopping and here’s to a wonderful holiday season,

Barb ๐Ÿ™‚

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19 thoughts on “Using Garland Throughout Your Home”

    1. Thank you, Rachel!! I do enjoy seeing everyone on the tour, even if I get to some posts the next day due to commitments (and falling asleep!). Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    1. Thank you, Jeanie! I’m glad you enjoyed my “garland tour.” <3 This was a fun Pinterest Challenge with no rules or photograph to follow. I hope you enjoyed all the garland posts!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and Rick!!!

    1. Thank you, Laura! Yesterday was really fun and I was glad there was a good turnout in people dressed up and also the crowd of attendees was more than I expected! Really a good turnout. Thanks again for including me last minute; hope I was a good model for you! (and filler since the three students hadn’t arrive yet!). They were funny how there was a “wardrobe malfuncion.” Lots of fun!!!

      Happy Thanksgiving to you and Eric,
      Barb ๐Ÿ™‚

  1. HI Barb, I love the inspiration. I love the garland around the light fixture! It adds such a warm touch! Happy Thanksgiving! laura

    1. Hello Michelle! Thank you so much!! This was a fun post to work on since we were free to write anything about garlands so I thought I’d share some different ways I use them plus the mantel with its decorations. I am enjoying this year’s mantel display a lot! Happy Thanksgiving to you!! <3

  2. Oh my goodness, I totally forgot about my chandelier! Thanks for the great ideas. They are always so elegant and lovely. And your mantel this year is no different. I love the garland and bottle brush trees together. Where did you get that garland? It’s gorgeous. Thanks for joining in. pinned

    1. Hi Cindy! This garland came from The Christmas Store, Pigeon Forge, TN from last summer’s trip to see my nephew get married (it was a destination wedding; totally fun!). They had lots of very realistic garlands there plus a ton more goodies to buy. Glad you enjoyed my garland ideas. <3

  3. Barb, hanging garland around light fixtures (love your new chandelier) is a great idea. It really bumps up the Christmas decor. You are so right that garland doesnโ€™t have to be green.

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