There are so many things to love about Christmas – from the music, to the lights, to the tree, but I must say, one of my biggest loves, is wreaths. They are such a welcoming sight hanging on a door; there is nothing that sends quite the same message. I love that they are old-fashioned, yet modern at the same time. There are lots of wreaths to love, but the simpler the better for me. If they are adorned with a simple ribbon or a few natural elements, that is beautiful; I just don’t like too much to distract from their simple beauty.
I recently shared how I’ve been into more of a ‘neutral’ Christmas lately, even swapping out our stockings and leaving some of our brighter ornaments off of the tree this year. Now I want to take that concept a step further and do more of a natural style of wrapping gifts. There are so many beautiful ways to wrap a gift that don’t involve buying wrapping paper at Target or the local Hallmark store! More beautiful, I think. I guess I love the idea of “brown paper packages tied up with string” – both literally and figuratively.
Thank you to everyone who stopped by the first part of my Holiday Home Tour, I really appreciate all of you taking the time to visit! The reason I split my tour into two parts is that the two areas of my house are decorated so differently, they just didn’t seem to belong in the same post.
Today I am opening my doors and sharing my holiday home decor with you as part of the Holiday Home Tour hosted by The Avery Grace! I am one of eighteen bloggers and businesses asked to join and and I am so thrilled!
I absolutely love decorating for Christmas. Growing up I couldn’t wait for the season to start, and I was usually the one bringing out the bins from the attic and putting out the decor. Christmas has such warm memories for me, and part of my decorating is not only to celebrate the season, but also to hopefully create those same warm memories for my own children. Much of what I have is something we use over and over; ornaments and decor that we’ve used year after year. I love the traditions that the season brings, and the meaning that those traditions bring. So welcome to our home, and come on in!
This quote is from Albert Hadley – one of the world’s most well-known and respected designers, and he said it so well.
I know some people don’t understand decorating; why I would spend time changing paint colors or searching for the perfect antique, but for me it is truly a labor of love.