I think . .I keep "tweeking". As I'm getting older, I'm getting worse about finding something "just right", and having to add it into the mix. Which sometimes means rearranging and exchanging things to make it look what I feel is better and more complete.
Out of necessity, I have to put some things in the same place each year, but I'd love to be able to be more creative in my layout, and try to change things around, at least a little bit. The rest of my family is more "complete tradition" oriented, and will feel that it isn't as it "should be".
This was the first year since we've lived here, that I was able to put furniture out on the porch, and actually enjoy it as a room. There is still more work to be done, but at least it is useable now, and therefore, was my new canvas to decorate.
I love old fashioned decorations the best, and if I can't find, or afford the true vintage pieces, I'll use repros. True collectors would shudder at that statement, and I understand, but when it is either that or alternatives that I don't care for, the answer seems to be an easy one! :-)
I also love new hand created one of a kind pieces, but they still have to have that vintage, or primitive look for me to buy them. Most of the things I use to decorate with, I've had for years, adding a little each year. Others have been gifts from family and friends.
And there are exceptions to everything, as usual! The tree on the front porch is a prime example. It is all new. .totally new, all snowflakes and icicles, with a few sparkly deer wandering through the icy woodland. Fantasy, and nothing less.
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