Creating Your Desired Atmosphere for the Winter Holidays
Holidays are special times to celebrate with your family and friends. You watch the faces of those who enter you home as a 'reward' for all the time and effort you spent creating your desired atmosphere. Your decor sets the atmosphere, and your mood sets the stage for an enjoyable event.
|Aroma||One of the first things your guest notice is the aroma as they walk into
your home. The food that you are cooking, the pine wreaths and trees,
and the other aromas you have in your home. Here are a few ways to
enhance the aromas for your event|
Simmering Stove Scents
put a pot of water on the stove. Then add your aromas, and turn on the
power to low. Let the air fill with the warmed scent from the pot. Some
of my favorites to fill the pot are:
Another version is to fill water in a loaf pan, add your favorite scents, warm them up in the oven. Turn off the oven and prop open the door slightly. This is a little harder, since most times I'm cooking and don't have a spare oven.
- Vanilla and Orange Peels
I like using fresh plants and produce when available, else I revert to essential oils. You can do a google search on simmering potpourri recipes to get ideas.
provide a great visual effect as well as providing aromas. You can have
different scents in each room, or carry the same scent theme throughout
Essential Oils are one of my
favorite ways to distribute scents throughout the house. Just take your
favorite scent and add it to your holiday decor. Dab a bit of oil on the
|Shop by Essential Oil for all the decor for your favorite scent|
Go to SHOP BY: on the left, and click on shop by Essential Oil and click on your favorite scent
|Decor||I love watching my guests roam around the home looking at the various decor items I've placed out to decorate for the holidays. So many various ways to display your creativity. You can use one color theme throughout the home. Or reflect a theme of love, laughter, family memories. Fill your home with the essence of you.|
angels and fairies are displayed in my home throughout the year. Yet there
are a few special occasion angels that I bring out for the holidays.
or exchanging your wall art for the holidays gives your home an
additional atmosphere. Your art reflects what is important to you. The
art evokes emotions and memories and bring about interesting
|Angels, Fairies, Snowmen, various versions of Santa Claus (Father Christmas, Kris Kringle), |