Every year I get so excited about decorating for Christmas! Pulling out all the decorations is like opening presents. Some ornaments you remember but others you had forgotten. I tend to stay with the same holiday design year after year but let me encourage you to step out of the box and do something different this year. How about a Victorian Christmas? If you love history, then taking all your decor back in time to a Victorian Christmas might be just the ticket.
Victorian Christmas Inspiration
The Grand Floridian
While visiting Walt Disney World recently I had an opportunity to observe holiday decorations from different time periods and different locations around the world. The Grand Floridian exhibits their Victorian Christmas decorations with such class!
There are many elements to their design that make it the turn of the 20th-century. Some details they used are Victorian Bird Cage Ornament, White Poinsettia Garland, Lace Ornaments, and Cream Velvet Ribbon just to name a few. Click on each blue word to see other Victorian decor examples.
Another great feature of the resort is the life-sized gingerbread house. The picture does not adequately capture the size, scale and detail of this wonderful piece. I wish I could filter in some of the delicious gingerbread aroma from this real gingerbread house. It is so large that several cast members are inside offering gingerbread cookies to the guests! So, let me encourage you to add a Gingerbread House Centerpiece or Gingerbread Men Ornaments to your Victorian Christmas decor. Remember, it’s always good to think about all the senses when decorating.
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IT’S ALWAYS GOOD TO THINK ABOUT ALL THE SENSES WHEN DECORATING.
So to finalize our Victorian Christmas Inspiration, let’s think about some details to pull off your design. Don’t just look in the Christmas decor section at the store but look for items in other areas. For example look for White Lace Pillows with Pink Velvet Pillows behind them to put on your sofa and a Bird Cage as a table decoration. And when shopping for a poinsettia to go on your front porch think pink or white.
Have you ever decorated Victorian for Christmas? If so what were some of your tree decorations?