My favorite part of Christmas is greenery, garland, wreaths and trees. Unfortunately we have a naughty kitty who would climb our tree so we stick to the artificial kind that she isn’t so much interested in. Growing up we always had real and I miss the smell and the look of live branches. So this year to feed my appetite for a real tree, I settled with real garland and used it in various places around the house.
Welcome to my home for Christmas, I’m going for simple and natural this year with a little bit of glitz, you know I can’t resist.
The majority of the live greenery was used on the mantle along with some pinecones picked from the local park.
I wrapped a few branches around my chandelier.
And the remainder went into a vase with some glitzy berry vines.
To compensate for my lack of Christmas tree scent I always light a Thymes Frasier Fir candle. I love the way it smells, it’s natural and not overpowering.
In continuing with the natural theme I filled a hurricane with dried nuts, pinecones and branches. I love the combination of painted and natural, they are a perfect complement.
My elephant stand and back door is each adorned with a wreath. If I could I’d put a wreath on every stinkin window, mirror or piece of artwork and not look like a hot mess I would. I love look of wreaths at Christmas.
Merry Christmas my friends! I will see you in the New Year, now I’m off for some good old-fashioned family fun time, complete with Christmas Carols, egg nog and entirely too much food!
The One Room Challenge has been over for a month now, I made over my stairwell here. And for as happy as I am with all the work I accomplished in those 6 six weeks, sadly I haven’t finished the project. For whatever reason I can’t seem to pull the trigger on a trim color for the draperies. Here is the space in case you’d like a refresher.
My first thought was to go the greek key route, however with the giant art in the stairwell, I think doing a solid might have a bigger impact. I naturally drift towards neutrals in my own home since I change my mind so frequently. But I can only do so many neutrals before I want to pull my hair out from being bored.
So this is what I’m thinking,
RED! This has been a favorite Elle Decor vignette of mine for some time. Everything looks so crisp, bright and classic. And I think I can really work the red trim in the stairwell. The woman in our art is wearing red and I think it would have a classic feel with our blue/gray wall color. But I can’t help myself from wanting to play it “safe” and go with a black or navy blue like these treatments from House & Home, so I don’t tire of the draperies too soon.
I was kinda hoping by taking the time to post on this and put everything together I’d come to a conclusion, but I’m finding myself just a lost as I was before. Maybe it’s a bit too much to think about with Christmas or maybe I’m just looking for excuses to procrastinate.
Care to weight in with your thoughts? What do you do when you can’t make up your mind?
I had so much fun rounding up free finds last Friday, that I decided to do it again. This week it’s all about wallpaper for your desktop. As much as I love my family, I’m the kind of gal who doesn’t want a giant mug of her baby up on the screen all the time. There are so many great backdrops that I like to change things around pretty frequently.
My favorite right now is this marble wallpaper from Julia Kosterva posted here on Cocorrina. It’s simple, flowing and smooth, besides who doesn’t want marble everywhere?!
If you are looking for a festive set of wallpapers for your computer and phone, Oh The Lovely Things, here, comes out with monthly sets that are always brilliant. I’m smitten with the black white and gold christmas theme this month.
Design Love Fest has some amazing abstracts you can download designed by ashley goldberg There are 3 you can choose from here. Those polka dots will probably be making an appearance on my screen come January.
I’m really loving all of these designs, now you can see why I have to switch things up so often! But hey, it’s a good problem to have. How bout you? What’s on your screen?