Even with the convenience of Pinterest at our fingertips whenever and wherever we want it, I still think there's something about flipping through actual pages of a great design book or shelter magazine.
I thought the December issue of Better Homes and Gardens was especially inspiring this year. One of them spurred ideas for my own Christmas decor this year:
There is so much I love about this photo, but the candles with the "snow" around them caught my eye. I decided to adapt this idea and do a grouping of candles on my dining room table. I used a little snow, also, in the big candleholders flanking the tray. I'm probably not through with this image, though, there is so much good stuff there (those hanging lanterns!!).
A few other images from that issue that I'm keeping tucked away for the future...
This simple outdoor tree with pinecone ornaments is just as charming as can be.
Someday I'll make some fun pinecone stars for the tree, also.
How cute are the little sweater leg warmers on this stool?
And the sweater cuff with jingle bell embellishments on that candle, so fun! That gives me a few more things to add to my thrifting list.
I LOVE the chunky hardware added to this rustic planter. That would be such an easy DIY. Definitely remembering this one!
And can we just talk about this jaw-dropping gorgeous kitchen that belongs to Grace Sorensen? It's so, so good.
A few other magazine photos inspired me this season. I snapped some pics on my phone while flipping through a few of my Mother-in-law's magazines so I'd remember the ideas. I believe these were from the BHG Christmas Ideas magazine, but feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!