Inspired Holidays {Day 14}:: Christmas Decorating Power of Three

Inspired Holidays {Day 14}:: Christmas Decorating Power of ThreeSouthern Living

I was looking at Christmas ideas and kept seeing THREES!

One is nice.
Two is pretty.
But three makes a real statement.

Inspired Holidays {Day 14}:: Christmas Decorating Power of ThreeBHG

How cute is this adorable stack of cake plates? It completely reminds me of THIS, below, from my house a few years ago! Ha!

Inspired Holidays {Day 14}:: Christmas Decorating Power of Three

At my house, we like to outdo everyone with the power of three, times two :-)

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Inspired Holidays {Day 14}:: Christmas Decorating Power of ThreeBHG

Inspired Holidays {Day 14}:: Christmas Decorating Power of ThreeBHG

This makes me want a polka dot tablecloth for Christmas. So fresh and pretty!

Inspired Holidays {Day 14}:: Christmas Decorating Power of ThreeBHG

How could you use the power of three in holiday decorating?

Inspired Holidays {Day 14}:: Christmas Decorating Power of Three
So many great 31 Day series going on! Check out all the links here.

Day 2: Plush Pumpkin Fall Giveaway!

Day 3: Why I Love this Season

Day 4: Ideas for Decorating Naturally

Day 5: Simple Fall Decorating around My House

Day 6: Your Holiday Style! In the groove? Or in a rut?

Day 7: Creative Memorable Holidays

Day 8: What Dessert to Make for Fall Parties!

Day 9: Things to Treasure List

Day 10: Tips for Mantels and Display

Day 11: Tips for Holiday Curb Appeal

Day 12: A Discussion: Candles and Holiday Scents

Day 13: The Most Versatile Seasonal Decoration

Inspired Holidays {Day 14}:: Christmas Decorating Power of Three


  1. kelly in georgia says:

    The polka dots and the pompoms are precious!! (Try saying that 3 times fast! lol)

  2. So many pretty ideas. I can’t wait for the holidays.

  3. That polka dot table cloth just makes me happy!! I want one!!
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  4. oh my. so many great ideas. i just finished my fall porch…now onto christmas!

  5. I usually fill a 3 tier candy dish with mini ornaments. And, this year I’m looking forward to displaying a 3 candle nativity set from DaySpring.

    I’m gong to have to see where else I can incorporate the power of 3.
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  6. I use a three-tier plate rack to hold place settings of my Spode Christmas dishes. I also tend to group three candle sticks on various surfaces. I use any odd number a lot in decorating. It seems to help the eye focus more – although that’s probably a widely known designers’ trick that has a fancy name!
    Imperfect recently posted..{Day Fourteen} :: Live In His OverflowMy Profile

  7. On my kitchen table, I have a red serving platter and 3 tiny pumpkins lined up. I love it. Simple. Simple. 2 would be not enough, and 4 too many. 3 is perfect!

    I’ll be looking for more ideas like this for Christmas!
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  8. You are so right about the threes. I find myself buying three of things sometimes because I know it will group well together.

    Except three Christmas tress of course. Unless they are mini :-)
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  9. There’s tons of impact in threes. I love the wreaths. What a wonderful idea. I bought 3 ivory bottle brush Christmas trees last year. I will surely use them again this year. I’m inspired to look for even more triplets.
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  10. Melissa,

    I loved all of these images…so fresh. Great ideas for the holidays (which will be here in a flash).

    Happy Friday.
    Karen recently posted..{Home} It’s a man’s worldMy Profile

  11. Such beautiful ideas. Green and white is my favorite Christmas color combination – with a little silver and gold. So fresh and pretty.
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  12. I love the polka dot table cloth, too. Great pictures.

  13. I love the power of three…great inspiration~
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  14. I love the power of 3 too. Seems to be a natural. Uneven numbers in general.
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  15. I think we are getting a new cookie tray (I don’t know the real name, but like plates stack on top of the other with space in between) and I think it has three so that will work. My mom always said that decorating with odd numbers looks better than even ones.
    Sarah recently posted..It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…My Profile

  16. Loving those polka dots!!!

  17. Love these looks and especially the whole color theme of various greens with brown.

  18. Good Morning…so much for the old adage “three is a crowd”. Has changed my “even” thinking. Happy Saturday everyone!

  19. Wow . . . three is very cool. I am off to explore my own stuff, to find some threes.


  20. Paula York says:

    I love the green polka dot table covering. Any idea where I can get one, or get fabric to make one?

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