I hope your week is going well so far... Despite a cold that crept up quite suddenly,
I have spent most of my time the last few days decorating for Christmas!
At first, I didn't think I would do it this year.
With so...much going on and so many wedding projects to complete.
Then, Thanksgiving arrived and after our wonderful day to reflect on the year...
I decided to get out my goodies and go buy a tree!
This is our second year to have a live tree and I am really enjoying it once again!
I love how the house smells..not of construction as is the norm...but of fresh greens and pine!
This year, I decided to play with a fun new ribbon...a wide,black French wired ribbon with a cursive alphabet. Reminds me so much of the elementary primers and that cute wide paper that little ones practice on.
So, off I went with my "theme" of sorts!
Pinecones, dusty miller, boxwood and cedar comprise most of my garlands and swags.
This was the first time I was able to decorate our staircase...
I had so much fun!
Along with mercury glass...
Tarnished silver, white ware and branches!
It's really feeling like Christmas around here!
In the fireplace...I filled grey washed baskets with fresh greens, gazing balls and old wood turnings.
I love it from every angle!
So, have you gotten started decorating for Christmas yet?
I will share some more with you soon, but for now...I just wanted to enjoy the dining room!
Last night, we had a slight snow covering.
So perfect for a day spent inside...decorating for the most joyous season of the year!
Have a blessed rest of the week...I am off to make cocoa and put some Christmas music on!