From Our House to YOURS: Harvest to Holiday

Nov 12, 2021 at 12:28 pm by RMGadmin

Top Five Tips to Make the most of your holiday decor with

these transitional Ideas

By Holly Hamilton

Deck Your Halls with Jill & Holly recently partnered with J.J. Ashley’s to decorate the gorgeous giveaway home in Thompson’s Station, presented by I AM SECOND. We were beyond honored to accept, and the next day, we were up and rolling to make it happen. Using the homes’ holiday decor, we offer you tips to make your home showhouse ready! You can stop by to see the decor as well as enter the raffle for this beautiful home! Learn more at

Here, I will be sharing ideas and tips to prepare your own decor kick-off for the season! And how to go from fall fabulous to Christmas spectacular!

If you do a garland swag around your exterior front doors, change the fall foliage leaves to a pine needle garland with mahogany pine cones, then embellish with lush ribbons that contain your traditional red velvet color or perhaps an appealing plaid that certainly is festive when paired with a strong solid shimmery red. Bring in some 10” sugar cones. You can pair or trio them at the top corners of the swag or root them at the bottom of swags with your ribbon mingling alongside.

The fall is the perfect setting to bring your Pampas grass plumes or other artificial ‘stick-ins’ - and what a dramatic, bold-Italian flare it carries through your garlands. Add a coconut husk color ribbon through, and it can suit the holiday without changing out your ribbons at all!  

Fresh flowers for the table are always a must-have! Add Leyland cypress or snips of hemlocks to white roses, lily’s and Annabelle hydrangeas to blossom up a centerpiece. A monochromatic look is smart, clean-lined, and perfect for family as they sit around the table reminiscing!  

Silver! Always polish your silver pieces. Wrights or Maas are perfect to use to bring your timeless pieces back to life. Fill your polished silver ice or wine bucket with amaryllis bulbs top with fresh green moss, then add acorns, with their hats attached, to finish off a terrific look your company will not forget.

After all the baking utensils are put away, bring out the cookie cutters. Use silver holiday cookie cutters as ornaments for a tinsel tree flanked beside a fireplace - Santa’s hat, a Christmas wreath, gingerbread and the tree, to name a few. Thread a two-color silver or gold ribbon through and take in the intense sparkle when the lights are all aglaow!  

Jill Ward & Holly Hamilton, Deck Your Halls with Jill & Holly

Holly Hooper Hamilton and Jill Ward can bring your holiday dreams to life, while also taking the pressure of decorating away from your to-do list. They work with new and can bring in old elements from your holiday decor collection, to make your home a picturesque wonderland for making memories. Contact them at 615.578.8488 or to discuss getting your home holiday ready.