Thanks for stopping by to check out my Christmas decor. This years theme was Old-fashioned Keepsake Simplicity. I used what I had (with the exception of some minor purchases such as candles and tissue paper) to create a simple, peaceful Christmas. I used decorations from previous years and found objects from around the house.
We’ll begin on the front porch.
First view inside the front door. The little offset wall is our “entry” of sorts. You will notice my silver ornament garland (twine, ornaments, ribbon).
The next few pictures were before I decided to add the pink tissue poms – I may like it better without, haven’t decided yet. But it did seem to need a touch of color besides the silver, gold and white.
Close up of some of the mantle details (hat pins, salt cellar with buttons, antique candle holder)
We have now made it full circle around my living room (I didn’t show you the sofa across from the fireplace) the front door is to the right of this dresser. Next we go into my workroom / library which is to the left of the entry. The colors are more traditional in here.
This year for the first time in a long time I did a tree. It is small, like four foot. It has an old-fashioned flair. Most of the “ornaments” are little family keepsakes – small pillows an aunt made, small crocheted slippers another aunt made, tatting that I believe was from my grandmother, little dolls of my grandmothers. It is in my workroom and since the decor is not quite completed in here I will only show you the little tree today.
I hope you enjoyed this little peek inside my home. Please drop by anytime. The welcome mat is always out!
Hope, Peace, Joy and Love – Wrapped in swaddling clothes – a gift for all who will receive. This is Christmas. This is the focus. No need for gaudy adornment, or lots of ribbons and bows. Just a few simple reminders that we are in a special season of light.
My fireplace is cast iron with a slate mantel. The previous owners had painted it white and we thought it was wood, when we discovered that it was cast iron my brother refinished it to it’s original color. It is beautiful, but due to the inadequacy of my camera and my photography skills, pictures don’t do it justice.