We're settling in for the winter and I'm keeping it simple again this year.
There are boxes upon boxes of ornaments stashed in the attic.
I didn't even make a dent in them.
My magnolia trees are still too young to be giving up too many of their leaves
without lookin' bare nekkid,
so I texted B an order for pine branches while he was in the woods a couple weeks ago.
He came through again and brought home a truckload, literally, of the dreamy smelling stuff
plus some pretty red berries to boot.
I've been snipping to my little heart's content since then.
If it ain't movin', it gets a pine branch stuck in it.
If you came to my house
and stood still for a minute or two,
I would probably stick a pine branch on you too.
See it up there on the mantle? It's already starting to dry out though.
But free is always good, no?
(The chippy gold angel wings came from the Metrolina/Eddie Ross shopping extravaganza last month.)
I drug out the Pottery Barn faux fur throw and the vintage kilim pillows (Metrolina, years past) to cozy up with in front of the fire.
George lays claim to this blanket every year. I truly think that crazy cat believes it is his mother.
Big T's girlfriend Anna brought me the snappy little wooden bowl from Nicaragua.
(see it down there next to the chair?)
She just got home from a two month missions trip working in a Managua orphanage.
Oh, the stories that girlie can tell.
It'll first break your heart and then make you
for God's grace.
The tree skirt is nothing more than a crewel fabric remnant that I haven't decided what to do with yet.
Yes, Metrolina again. And sorry for the blurry photo.
I've almost run out of steam on the decorating train right now.
Red faux alligator chandy shades from Tuesday Morning last month.
I got them just for Christmas but am now thinking they might be staying up indefinitely.
Advent cabinet from Target.
More random pictures in no particular order. I don't think anybody reads the commentary anyway.
Linked to SNS at Funky Junk Interiors, Holiday Decor Party at No Minimalist Here, and the Christmas Tour of Homes at Nesting Place. Thanks Donna, Sherry and Nester!