It's going to be a fat Christmas. I can feel that right now. I don't mean that I'm going to gain weight. (That ALWAYS happens! Haha!) I mean that all the fun stuff is going to come out of the boxes and get put up this year.
I don't have a terrible lot, you know. I tend to decorate mostly with fresh greens and naturals and to simply dress up my usual vintage stuff with a holiday vibe.
So I will pull it all out and see where it goes. From the Shiny Brites to the fuzzy bears. . . . And when I run out gas, or time, it will be okay in baskets or on a chair, as is. I'm pretty good at AS IS!
I have been gathering up a supply of silver and white balls. The sea stars from my mantel redo look right at home tossed in with the stash.
I did finally come across one or two new vintage ornaments.
Opening up all the boxes is a bit like the big morning itself. So fun again to find out what's there. And needing a few batteries to boot!
I tossed a few things here and there for ideas at this point before things get ironed out. (Like that mantel cloth.) Do you do that? This year I want to see just how much I can get piled up onto my skinny mantel.
This photo from the current issue of Cottages and Bungalows magazine is my inspiration. I love the beautiful jumble lined up on a pretty cloth!
The linens and laces here (including the vintage dress) I found in just the last couple of days and I'm seeing how they look in the light of day. A lace curtain covers the chair seat with a lovely lace tablecloth draped over the back.
The little lacy towel draped over the pillow makes me swoon! (I'm loving everything rumpled this season.)
This fantastic cupboard from the same magazine issue has me spinning fantasies. I wish I had one in every room of the house!
Don't know exactly what I'm going to do with mine yet. A dried eucalyptus wreath from last year is adorning the cupboard door for now. . . .
I needed my antique red checked quilt in the worst way this year! It's just waiting patiently here for the moment.
'Tis the season to be jolly!
Always so much to do,
but I hope you are enjoying the process. . . .
A happy first of December to you!
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