I wasn’t planning on doing much Christmas decorating beyond the living room and dining room, but once I had the Christmas music playing and the tree decorated, I felt inspired and just kept going. I love it when those moments of inspiration and energy happen.
I don’t want to go overboard with trees and decor, but I want to add little touches and hints here and there. Some greenery, pinecones, a pair of mittens. Just simple things that make a statement about the season, but aren’t overt Christmas decorating. So, that’s what I did in the foyer…
A large ironstone bowl that was displaced when we shuffled furniture for the tree in the living room tops the pine chest. I tucked in a few pinecones I collected from the ground around pine trees near the entrance of our neighborhood.
I also added a faux eucalyptus garland over the antique coat rack. I wasn’t sure if it would work, but I love how it added color and texture.
I love that Christmas decorating doesn’t have to be fussy. It can be whatever works for you…for your mood, your budget, your capacity. I love the eucalyptus garland so much that I ordered a couple more so I can decorate the banisters. I wasn’t planning on doing that this year, but I changed my mind! I think it will look pretty mixed with some evergreen garlands with pretty ribbons trailing on the ends.
I ordered THIS RIBBON in Moss & Navy…
I’ll let you know how it looks once I get it up!
How have you approached Christmas decorating this year? Are you doing more than you thought you would, because you get into it? Or are you keeping things very simple?
Oh, the winner of the original oil paintings is Jennifer R. “goshopjr”. Congrats!