I love celebrating family traditions, especially at Christmastime ... and when it comes to decorating, it seems that I have established a few traditions, too, by using a lot of the accessories we've collected through the years which have special meaning to me and my family. Some of the decorations have been passed down from generation to generation, and I love unpacking them and recalling memories of Christmases Past.
I tend to create similar vignettes using those accessories year to year, and today, I'd like to share a fairly new decorating idea from last Christmas (which I used again this year), featuring our dining room chandelier.
It was love at first sight when I saw these gilt ornaments in one of my favorite shops last year.
I bought six, along with coordinating ribbon, and tied the ornaments to the arms of the chandelier at varying heights.
I love the understated elegance of the antique gilt finish on the ornaments, which doesn't compete with the tablesetting or the rest of the dining room.
I do believe that I have created yet another Christmas decorating tradition my Christmas chandelier!