To acknowledge your blessings
To share what you have with others
And to . . . . . . . . . . DECORATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have decided to go all out! Maybe it's because my son will be coming home from college and I want him to find the house more beautiful than ever in his honor. Maybe it's because my son and his wife will be coming over and I want to make it festive for them. Who knows! All I know is I want it to feel magical. A friend asked me the other day what my theme was. I changed things up this year but the one thing I can't hide is that I totally copied Mary Carol with her signature Christmas tree in an urn look.
Take a look and see.
I placed the Nell Hill's Tree inside an urn. (The tree is only the top part and middle. I didn't put the bottom part on.)
My foyer is so tiny. But I don't let it discourage me from adding a little seating and a slim tree to add a magical feel as one enters through the front door. (For the MCG fans who have been to her house, I was going for her foyer look with her white chair but in a smaller scale, much smaller.)
Behind the Bethelehem lights tree from QVC that I bought after watching Lisa Robertson for two hours at 12:30 at night because my husband was away and I could get to sleep, is the mirror I bought in the sweet little store, Back Porch Merchantile in Tennessee last weekend.
There are some trees that just look lovely with lights and maybe just a few little bunches of faux greens to fill in the holes. Not every tree needs to be jeweled and bedazzled and covered in ornaments. At least that's what I think. Each room has a mood, a feel and a tree should take that into consideration. So if your in a formal room then that should be the most fomal tree. A small tree in a childs room or a study maybe shouldn't be covered in crystals and glass balls.
Hope you are enjoying decorating and changing it up a bit this year. Try to make your decorating fun and try new things so that it's not always the same. Remember, tis the season to make things magical!