December 1, 2010

Vintage Holiday Décor & a Deal with Flourish!

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I scanned the above image from a vintage issue of McCall’s Magazine (1961) because I fell in love with the fun use of Styrofoam balls to adorn this doorway. I always see them in craft stores, but usually think of them as something that needs to be decorated. I never thought about just leaving them as is and treating them like snow balls!


Since I woke up today to find this all over my car (and also falling from the sky), the snowy retro doorway seemed a fitting image to post. I’m not sure if I will tackle my entire doorway, but a small wreath of white Styrofoam balls might be kinda cute. 


If this gorgeous pink wreath is more your style, you might want to check out Southern Flourish Magazine for some wonderful holiday ideas. A fabulous e-magazine released quarterly, this formerly free publication is now going to become subscription based…but have no fear! The fine folks at Southern Flourish have offered a great deal to Southern Belle Simple readers.

For $8 you’ll get a year’s worth (4 issues) delivered to your email inbox on the day of publication. If you subscribe before December 31st, you’ll get an extra issue free! Just use the code BELLESIMPLE when you subscribe to get the deal. Southern Flourish’s holiday issue is out and the previous issues can be accessed online for free, if you want to check it out before you subscribe! I’m thinking this might be a good gift for a few people on my list!