Holiday Decorating, or Lack Thereof

For a couple budding interior designers, we’re probably the worst holiday decorators that we know.   I don’t know if it’s because the whole holiday decorating thing is kind of over the top to us, or if it’s just because we’re so busy during the holiday season that it feels like it’s hard to enjoy it.

Still, a part of me wishes we could just go cray-cray with frosted wreathes and pine boughs and knit our own Christmas stockings.  But let’s be real.  There are only so many hours in the day.

So this is what we’ve got:

I guess I should throw in an artsy shot to make it look like we’ve got something really neat going on with our lights:

But now you know the truth.  We suck at Christmas decorating.

And while we LOVE Florida living, wrapping a palm tree in lights isn’t nearly as charming and definitely isn’t your classic “Christmas” picturesque.

But, while the warm climate makes for awkward holiday decor, it does provide one thing that, in my opinion, never goes out-of-season.  Luckily, we’ve got plenty of fresh fruit in our back yard to play with.

The smell of lemon filling my home makes me kind of forget, for a second, that our Christmas decorations are far less than par.

This particular source of that special lemon smell even has a hidden surprise.  Do you spy that sparkly something?

It’s the secret behind Gilt Candles.  Once the natural blend of beeswax and soy wax was melted down a little, a pretty red foil packet started to appear.  I spooned it out and revealed the ring.  How fun is that?!  It’s the small things in life, I tell ya.  The element of surprise is intriguing, no doubt.

Have you heard of Gilt Candles?  They are a fairly new company, and their mission is to provide women with a little “me” time by inserting a ring into each candle they make.  It’s a neat idea, and I think it would be such a great gift!

The holidays have been a little crazy for us and we didn’t get to decorate the way we would’ve liked to.  But this candle making our home smell fresh picks up my spirits in the best way!

Gilt Candles is offering a sweet discount for you guys.  Just enter the code ‘drabtofab20′ at checkout to receive 20% off all of their candles through Dec 23, 2013.  Thank you, Gilt Candles, for making me forget about my horrible Christmas decorations. ;)

Note: Gilt Candles sent me one of their candles to review.   All opinions in this post are my own.  There are no kickbacks provided to Drab to Fab, should you decide to purchase a Gilt Candle.  

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8 responses to Holiday Decorating, or Lack Thereof


  1. Linda

    Let your Heart Decorate for Christmas. what does Christmas mean to you, what memories are there. then go from there and have fun. At our Senior age we decorate simpler because climbing ladders and putting lights around the house is not the “season” we are in. so I made a red bow and put a bell on it and added a green bird with a feathered tail and that is our Christmas door decor. Put our Nativity Set up outside with a flood light; and our bench we added a bow. Lights around our front entry tree and we have our Christmas bright and cherry for all to enjoy.

  2. If you have to force it, it totally takes the fun out of it…so I can’t blame you guys for not wanting to go all out and get crazy. It’s not everyone’s cup of tea, and two huge thumbs up for staying true to it! :)

  3. ooo if my in-laws didnt own a candle company…i would be buying me one of these. (husband doesn’t approve of any non-family candles in the house LOL!)

  4. Cool! And honestly, I haven’t done much decorating this year either… I’m learning when to say “when” I guess!
    xo Heidi