It’s early December and I already feel like I am behind on everything Christmas. Partly, well mostly, it’s because I am comparing myself to other more organized types whose house is decorated and shopping is finished. Well, my house is partly decorated, but the shopping has not started.
However, I was excited to start decorating in the living room because I purchased this new reindeer. Something new is often a motivator for me. He adds a slight modern vibe to my traditional decor and I wanted to see how he would fit in. Just fine I think.
I’ve never been one of those people who go overboard on Christmas. With a small house, it would be overpowering. But I do like a festive atmosphere so each year I try to find that balance. It seems to always come down to balance doesn’t it? Not only in decorating but other areas of life also.
The plant is called a “frosty fern” and I found it at the grocery store. I like to tuck moss around the top of houseplants so that you aren’t looking at dirt.
Then across the room on my console table I added a few more natural elements. This area needed a little more something so I added some dried berries in a julep cup.
I also collected some magnolia leaves. They are so plentiful here in Virginia, neighbors and friends willingly share their bounty.
I place them in water to prolong that rich glossiness. As you probably know magnolia leaves dry well and are still beautiful in arrangements.
My mother-in-law needlepointed this Santa picture for us. Sometimes I put it by my front door, but this year I thought this corner needed some extra color.
I am still working on my mantel. I was going for simplicity, but this seems a tad sparse.
It’s good to get started. I hope to have a full house tour later in the week.