I was going to post pictures of everything all decorated up. But I just don’t have the energy. Anyone else tired out there? And I am also realizing that in the scheme of things showing others how pretty things look is not really the point. There are other, more important things to focus on.
So, I am sharing a peek into the corner of my living room with you and that’s enough for me and I hope it’s ok with you.
I am going to take some time to read a little, sip some egg nog, finish my wrapping, maybe even squeeze in lunch with a friend before all the other festivities begin.
My hope is that you will take some time to slow down and enjoy something that you want to do, too!
I love containers…is there something strange about that?
and….I love filling containers.
The possibilities are endless, especially at Christmas!
When I am staging or decorating, nothing makes me happier then when I come across a bowl, basket, glass cylinder, tray, candle holder or vase to use and fill. In fact, I am usually scouring for them.
The best part about containers is that no matter what the season, you can use them.
Remeber I talked about keeping nothing your home that is not known to be useful or beautiful, (quote) I think items like baskets, trays, bowls, candle holders and vases are in that useful category and sometimes can be very beautiful.
Just look at some of these!
ok, not Christmas but love them. I have some from potterybarn.com
Whew!! Was anyone else just a little on the slow side when it came to getting back to reality today? I was!
Part of my recovery process today (after working this morning) was spending the afternoon putting up my small tree in the living room. It is a 7′ slim tree and by slim, I mean skinny! I really like it though. The living room is small and it seems to fit right in. The family tree goes in the basement and this year I think I am going to go with a real tree. So, all the other decorations will go up first. I don’t want to buy it to early and I don’t like to make a huge mess so I decorate room by room after work or when I can squeeze in some free time until everything is up, hopefully by Thursday.
I got to spend part of the Thanksgiving weekend on our annual girls getaway shopping excursion. This year we drove a couple of hours and spent the night. We had tons of fun, ate until we hurt and walked until we just couldn’t walk anymore. But I really got a good start on my shopping!
I found some cute monogram ornaments at Pottery Barn that I am going to use on my table for Christmas dinner. I usually plan my tablescape early in December so if I need to purchase anything I can. And since I didn’t buy anything for Thanksgiving I feel like I can splurge a little for Christmas. Love them! Can’t wait to put it all together. Not sure if they’ll be tied on their table gift or used as a place card/napkin ring, time will tell. That’s what I’ve been up to, now back to work.