Happy Holidays! This is my favorite post of the year and I’m excited to share the magic of Christmas and some of our cherished family traditions with you! This week I’ll be sharing our holiday bedroom, how I created my urns, our favorite cookie recipe, and more!
The Magic of Christmas
Our holiday season begins the day after Thanksgiving. We use the long weekend to put lights outside and get our Christmas tree. Usually we purchase a tree and have it flocked. This year we decided to cut our own and keep it green. When we brought the 11 foot tree inside, I panicked a bit as it was a lot of green! I went to my local nursery and purchased ribbon, added a few gold and white pieces, and a few extra mercury bulbs. At the end of the day I was pleased:)
A neutral girl at heart, I love beige, layers of white, gray, and soft blues. I’ve created a little Hygee in my home by using mixed a mixture of furniture pieces, fluffy pillows, cozy throws, twinkly lights, and soft throws to create a peaceful, serene space to encourage peace and relaxation at a time when there is typically so much chaos.
I am not a designer by trade and we live in a small home that can sometimes be a challenge to work with. We essentially rebuilt this home a few years ago and ~ mistakes were made, and there is still so much to do with my decor, window treatments and the like. I say all this because regardless of your resources I believe we can all create an inviting, festive holiday home by using a lots of creativity, adding in a few new things and then reusing what we have.
My home is a mix of contemporary and vintage decor. This mirror comes from the French countryside and is one of my favorite pieces. I love the patina and the way it reflects the tree.
Real garland is everywhere! Outside, on my banister, and of course the mantle. I typically use fresh which of course is prone to drying out, especially in this location. This garland will be replaced with fresh soon .. that’s just the reality of it.
Another French piece. I love the chippy blue paint and the soft pink wrapping paper.
Target is a great place to shop for holiday decor. One of my favorite purchases recently has been this vase. I like the soft beige stripes and it looks pretty on the counter filled with flowers. The modern white cloche is a new piece and I’ve been using it for croissants and my favorite cheeses.
The Magic of Christmas
The little painting is from Elizabeth Neil, and the candle is from Agape and is one of my favorites!
Hopefully you will feel inspired and leave feeling the magic and joyful spirit of the holiday season!
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