We seem to have a one track mind around here. . . Christmas, Christmas, Christmas! We will soon get back to furniture make-overs and tutorials (We scored three adorable chairs are the Goodwill the other day that will soon be undergoing a make-over), but today I thought I would share a little more holiday festiveness going on around my house.
For starters, I finally got the flowers in my ironstone pitchers as was originally planned.
They add to the effect of the paperwhites--which I plant every year since I saw a house in House Beautiful years ago that incorporated paperwhites into its Christmas decor.
And they are now starting to bloom.
Every year I try to find a way to display my Christmas cards. And since so many people now do flat picture cards, I can't stand them on my coffee table and living room shelves like I used to. So this year I tried a variation of the giving tree I made for Thanksgiving.
Only I hung snowball ornaments and clipped the cards on with clothes pins.
Mine is a little large and unruly. This wouldn't be such a big deal, except since my family room is devoid of furniture, we moved our living room furniture into our family room until we manage to agree on what to purchase.
This would be fine in the living room, but watching TV through branches isn't a big hit around here.
But luckily, I like it without the tree too. (I found a space for it on a side table in the living room).
What I love about this softer, whiter style, is how well it goes with the rest of the space. . .
I've been Christmas decorating in increments this year. I have the living room mostly done (though devoid of furniture) but with added touches of red and blue (which I didn't think I would like together--hence the lack of red in the family room), but I bought some wrapping paper with blue and red and white that I love, so we're going with it. I'll post pictures of that room later.
For now I will enjoy my serene family room/kitchen. . . until it gets bombed again by the kids, in like an hour.
***Linking with Rhoda at Sothern Hospitality***