Nov 092014
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This Sauder furniture post is sponsored by TapInfluence. All words and opinions are my own.

A few months ago my Gram passed away.  I haven’t really mentioned it much – if at all – but those who are regular readers probably noticed that there were a few long stretches of little to no posting.

Christmas was always a huge holiday at my grandparents’ house, and I can vividly remember just how she had it decorated every year.  After she passed, a few of those pieces came to me.  I don’t have quite the same setup she did and so I’ve been trying to figure out where to display them.

Assembling our Sauder furniture dresser

If you remember a couple of months ago I shared with you that I had ordered a dresser from Sauder.  Up until just recently we’ve been using it for it’s intended purpose – clothes – plus setting the bedroom TV on top of it.  But we did some remodeling in there and moved the dresser to a different wall and the TV came off.  That left me with a large, empty area – and I knew just what to put there.

Sauder furniture dresser

I’m still not 100% sure just what I want to do with the space.  Not everything is specific to Christmas; there are a few non-holiday serving pieces also.  Mix-and-match is still kind of “in” so I started by arranging them all together across the dresser.

Displaying Christmas Collections with Sauder Furniture

While I thought it looked okay, I also wanted to see what it would look like with just the Christmas pieces.  So I cleared it off and started over. I did one grouping – a vase, cup and saucer, creamer, bell, etc. – that were all the same pattern.  And then I did a second small grouping with a little light-up Christmas igloo that my Gram had made paired with a photo of my grandparents from a few years ago.

Celebrating my Grandparents with Sauder Furniture

I think the dresser would also look nice against the living room wall leading into the hall, where we could use it like a sideboard.  Store things like seasonal blankets and extra pillows in the drawers, and top it with a few framed photos.  With as versatile as Sauder furniture is, you’ll be able to style a single piece in a number of different ways.

Where would you place a piece of Sauder furniture?

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Sauder. The opinions and text are all mine.

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About Liza

Liza is a mom (5-year-old daughter, 20-year-old stepson, and 24-year-old stepdaughter) and wife living in Louisville. She loves spending time with her family, visiting the local zoo and parks, as well as planning travel adventures. Cooking and baking, DIY projects and crafts, and coffee - lots and lots of coffee - round out some of her other hobbies.

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