This year is a little different, with a few unexpected life changes (here) and turning ’50’, yes I said ’50’ years of age. ~ I decided to simplify ‘Christmas’ this year…..no not forever, just this year. I love my stuff too much, I doubt it will ever be easy for me to downsize. But I opted for stress free decorating…..keepin’ it simple, just because.
My heart is still open to all things warm, home-y and celebrating Christmas.
Welcome to our home and all the Holiday Touches to our Everyday decor ~ 2018
Santa is always at home above the fireplace. He is one of the few projects I have painted on canvas. He is taken from an ol’ Shirley Wilson design. He is about 3′ high and 2′ wide….and framed in gold.
We took a road trip to Elderth Pottery in Lancaster Pa this past summer….and found this pretty chicken (can a chicken be pretty ?), he is perched on a windowsill above the sink. The colors go beautifully with our home….ya know, blue and all. A little green is added for a Holiday Touch…..to the everyday.
….just couldn’t pass up this Snowman pottery at Elderth…..who would right?
I found another angle with the camera to take a photo (this is no easy task without squishing yourself against a wall)….this is looking from our living space into our dining room….the built in hutch is original to the house, I need to touch up with some paint and new hardware…..but I love it just the same.
Greens have been tucked in here and there, keepin’ it simple.
The above tiny tea-cup was a fun find while antiquing…such a pretty piece of ironstone with not only a design in green on the outside rim, but there is a farm scene all the way around the inside of the cup……It’s the little things. It fits nicely with the greens tucked around it.
…..do you not love this 25C shop keepers price tag in red? It is fitting for my vintage Christmas décor, found on Etsy.
I have learned it is ok to step back once in a while, regroup….and just enjoy. Whether it is an all out themed Chevy Chase Christmas….or just a simple candle in the window. We are all celebrating the Reason for the season.
Here is a little sneak peek at an upcoming blog post ‘It’s all in the Presentation’.
Hang in there with me…..so much creative fun ahead.
Check out the other Holiday Touches to the Everyday since 2014
and have a Merry Little Christmas
Coming Up Next ~ It’s All in the Presentation, It’s a Wrap, Homespun & Handmade Gifts