i've never been one to go over the top with
christmas decor. i'm not that drawn to the idea of
transforming every room and every surface for the holiday's.
maybe it's because i feel perpetually tired as a mom
to three boys and wife of a church planting pastor.
tired in a good way, but still, TIRED.
also, our home is small and our living space is open so a little bit
goes a long way!
this year i pulled some greens from the yard to make
a swag for the front door. i see in this picture the holly is starting to curl up so it
may be time to cut some more. :)
our tree is a little guy and this year we opted to block
our back door for the month. we have a side door around
the corner that also leads to the back yard and our wood pile
so it's worked out pretty well.
brown wrapping, a red locker basket to hold some gifts for
out-of-towners, and some red lanterns hang around the tree which sits in a galvanized
bucket and is wrapped in burlap.
the mantle is a mix of silver, natural elements and red and white accents.
the stockings are held up with a bit of twine.
the boys come downstairs each morning to see how many days
remain before christmas.
the above chalkboard, by the way, has had many lives. it was
originally a silver framed mirror.
a simple grouping of candles and a couple of deer on the buffet.
and on the table a few decorative balls and some greenery from the yard.
otherwise, i've just tucked some greenery from the yard around the house.
y'all go check out all the great house tours over at the nester's
tour of homes and thanks for stopping by!
~ stacy ~