***A Simple Christmas Holiday Tour***
Are you like me?
Every Halloween I think about Christmas.
It seems once October hits,
Christmas thoughts are dancing in my head.
I want to go over the top.
Deck the halls…
Bake the cookies…
Every. Single. Moment.
This year, I decided to keep it simple.
So I can enjoy it.
I am so glad you stopped by.
We’ve been a little busy around here updating a home that needs a little TLC.
It’s been a bit of a challenge and the challenges continue.
With that said, it makes sense to share what a “paired down” Christmas looks like.
It’s simple, yet splashes of Christmas fill the house.
Let’s start with a little piece I brought with me from Atlanta.
This piece still stands to be a statement in my hallway, and quite fun to decorate for Christmas.
A pop of red always lends itself to a festive Christmas spirit.
The kitchen table is very basic.
This box is really an easy way to have a centerpiece
for every holiday.
Adding reindeer, candles, garland,
and DIY moss trees give a festive feel while keeping it simple.
The place settings are simply adorned with
napkins wrapped with Christmas red and white twine and a pine-cone ornament.
Beyond the table, you can see a sneak peek of the
The reclaimed beam and garland remind me
of my child hood years living in chilly Minnesota.
The fuzzy reindeer pillow also
adds a little texture against the blue herringbone chairs
and leaves me dreaming of snow and White Christmas’.
Instead, I’ll just sit here and read about a White Christmas.
The magnolia wreath was easy to make,
and it actually made it unscathed during the move from Atlanta to Arizona.
Are you loving plaid as much as I am this season?
The pillows are my favorite.
they give a splash of Christmas color to several areas of the house.
Oh, and if you can’t find me reading a book…
you may find me under the mistletoe.
outside by the pool.
Adding a simple wreath and pillows keep it light and fun.
The pyramid was from our wedding as a centerpiece over the cake.
(So glad it can be reused)
When the sun sets,
everything reflects and sparkles beautifully.
Let’s head back inside to take a peek at the tree.
Our tree is filled with love.
It’s full of memories and the ornaments are always a reminder of places,
people, and times we’ve shared together.
I wouldn’t trade our “special” tree for anything.
Christmas helps us remember those that are no longer with us.
My grandpa and grandma gave this angel to me when I was about ten years old.
It’s still a reminder that someone is watching over me.
I hope your Christmas home is filled with love.
Simple or extravagant.
It’s all beautiful.
May your holidays be filled with joy, great memories – old and new, and
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Every. Single. Moment.
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