Christmas has arrived to our house this year in a simple, restrained kind of way. Instead of hauling up all the boxes of decorations from the basement, we have only decorated a few, high impact areas. Our normal ceiling-height tree became a five-footer. While I love the usual decorations, I'm finding the simplicity quite nice.
The piano becomes our mantle, as we have no fireplace. Every year Gus asks, "But how does Santa get into our house?" Hmmm... the door? The back door? Molly the dog lets him in? As a result, our next house WILL have a chimney.
The pots this year are a hodge podge of purchased and found, clipped from the yard and imported from up north. I was going for Scandinavian modern... a bit of Ikea in the candle holder and more sparse than usual.
We inherited six bags of almond bark from a friend who was moving. Six bags? Tough to use it all up. Pretzel decoration with friends for afternoon group fun became presents for school friends.
A crafty mom on a journey to create, sew, design, garden, cook, tile, glue and photograph time at home with three inspiring and silly young ones, a chocolate dog and swell husband. Though a true city girl, the country life is calling me to our 14 acre hobby farm.