Coming up for AIR
I completed the last of my Holiday paintings yesterday – proceeded to crawl out of my “bunker” – cleaned the house and took some photos of our House at Christmas Time. Every single “decoration or thing” you see – has a story – came from somewhere (I mean, I guess they all do) but you know what I mean. They are significant and treasured. Each year when I pull them out, I am reminded how fast the time flies – it can all blur together – the days and the years – especially when you are raising kids and your life is rife with routines – one blurs into another – BUT – the HOLIDAYS are the biggest most beautiful punctuation mark – time to take stock and for Gods sake – BE GRATEFUL for all of it. Because honestly – LIFE is going to be what it is going to be.
So, I know I said this last year..but I get to say it again – I am HAPPY to be able to enjoy this amazing house at Holiday time again. This house KNOWS Christmas I can feel it in the air. It welcomes all of it and comes alive with the decorations!!!
So without further ado – enjoy. Do you know how bad I wish I could invite you ALL over for a Holiday party! How awesome would THAT BE!!!
OVER THE YEARS – my Holiday Decorating style has evolved. Now, half of what we own may not even be brought out out of the red and green bins. I let the kids pick what they want out and I now prefer simple, sweet decorations that do not transform the house, but enhance it. The vines are SO easy – they add exactly the charm and festive mood I am looking for, but we are not constantly knocking them over and do not have to pack away all of our REAL stuff to accommodate them. I love the wreath and the tree – they bring LIFE into the house
May favorite room(s) to decorate have always been the TWO adjoining Living Rooms. They kind of make anything look good – the ceilings are so tall and the colors so open and airy that it feels festive even before I put up the vines! I ut vines on al of the windows and across the large double door opening.
So there you have our 2017 Holiday decorations. I might still surprise Phoebe and Tate with a tree in each of their rooms when they get home…which will be soon. I promise to be back Monday and will be doing MWF posts for the remainder of the year! Honest Promise!
Thank you for being a friendxo