Believe it or not, I am not a big Christmas decorator. As much as I love to look at beautiful Christmas decor, my personal Christmas decor is made up of things that have been given to me through the years. Nothing really matches and it certainly isn't trendy or in-style, but most of my Christmas decor has personal meaning. It also pains me to spend a lot of money on something that is only out about one month per year.
This year, I've been drawn to green, white and silver (especially mercury glass) Christmas pictures. Here are two favorites:
Unfortunately, nothing I have is silver or green or white. Oh, well. I did the best I could with what I have in the niche in my living room.
It started like the picture above, but the crazy colorful canvas distracted from the Christmas feel. So, I covered the canvas in some silver wrapping paper and hung a wreath. Much better, don't you think?
One of my very favorite Christmas things is this nativity. I think the figures are beautiful and I love the gold accents.
Not only is the nativity pretty, it is a reminder of the true reason for Christmas. It is so easy for me, especially as I peruse all of the gorgeous Christmas pictures on your blogs!, to get caught up in the "stuff" of Christmas. Maybe this will be the year, when my family and I can slow down and truly reflect on the spirit of Christmas?!?!? I hope so. But that doesn't mean I'm going to stop reading blogs, so keep the pretty pictures coming.
A Thoughtful Place