Guest Author - Connie Krochmal
If you’ve been looking for a seasonal decorating guide, your search is over. Watson-Guptill has just released the only one you’ll ever need. “Celebrating Home-Decorating for the Holidays and Seasons” is by the creative team of the Seasons of Cannon Falls. There are so many enchanting ideas that you can’t possibly try them all in a single year. From fall to summer, this book has unique suggestions for every season and every room throughout the house. Even the children aren’t forgotten by these folks.
These refreshing, tasteful inspirations put the ump back into ho-hum decorations. The projects encourage us to greet each new season and event with renewed enthusiasm. In this book, the authors present original designs that reinterpret holiday traditions in a new light. The projects use lots of natural materials of all sorts from seasonal materials like flowers, veggies, and fruits along with other items, such as twig trees, which are used for various holidays.
The creative team of the Seasons of Cannon Falls is a part of Midwest, which happens to be the leading name in holiday and seasonal accents. The company created its very special Seasons of Cannon Falls line. This is displayed and showcased in a historic house, now known as River House. The projects in this title were created with River House in mind to complement its unique beauty. Throughout the book, there are historic photos and historical highlights of this historic property.
All of the decorating projects are so impressive that I find it hard to choose my favorites. For spring, the authors encourage us to embrace the beauty of the earth. The projects include spring slip covers, exquisite window treatments, and beautiful table settings for spring brunch. Flowers and plants are presented in the form of indoor flowering bulbs, spring posies, table centerpieces, and spring hats.
The summer projects featuring flowers include wonderful bouquets, summer gift baskets, and other items. Summer motifs appear in textiles used for curtains, cushions, and table linens for outdoor dining.
For autumn, there are breathtaking ideas using traditional fall motifs and seasonal materials, such as sorghum, gourds, and pumpkins. Seasonal floral materials also appear in decorations for the mantle in the form of colorful leaves and branches. The ideas for Halloween are especially appealing. Folks that normally wouldn’t even observe this holiday are sure to be tempted to join in the fun.
The Thanksgiving projects continue the use of seasonal displays with fall veggies, fruits, Indian corn, berried branches, and flowers for indoors and outdoors.
For Christmas and the winter holidays, there are sparkling ideas to suit every décor from classic to contemporary. These evoke the simplicity of old-fashioned decorations, such as pouches of flowers on stairways and pots of berried branches.