Some of you have mentioned that you notice my style evolving, especially over the past year. I have been making an effort to get rid of things I don’t really, really love and that editing has made a big difference in my home. Most of the furniture is the same, but stripping away the excess is putting the spotlight on the special pieces I own.
As I’ve been thinking through decorating for Christmas, I am taking the same approach. I want to edit, so my style can shine through.
I’m carefully selecting everything from the papers to the ribbons to the candles and I can’t wait to start putting it all together in my house.
I’m pulling inspiration from my childhood in Europe and want to have an advent wreath this year.
(via Mad & Bolig)
I’m planning to mustardized it, though, and make one using an antique ironstone ring mold.
And I want to fill the house with lots of fresh greenery…some purchased and some pruned from local trees.
(via French Country Cottage)
I want to bring in a lot of simple, handmade European-inspired ornaments and decor like these cinnamon hearts (and some stars, too)…
(via Katy Elliot)
Usually my Christmas decorating is focused on 2-3 rooms in the house, but this year I plan to sprinkle the holidays all over. I would like to get a tree for the boy’s room that can be decked out in colorful lights and playful ornaments and I have been itching to get a few tabletop trees to put in buckets, baskets and ironstone.
The decorating starts on Sunday and I can’t wait…
(PS – the pictures that aren’t mine are linked to the source. Please pin from the original site. Thanks!)