I’m always a little slow in sharing seasonal posts. Perhaps it’s due to my process. I tend to break out the seasonal decor totes, slowly put out new season items while removing the old, change up placed items repeatedly until I’m somewhat satisfied, make new decorations, forget to gather fresh greenery…you get the picture. We’re tripping over the bins for at least a week. I use most of the same decor pieces from year to year, so I try to use them in different locations or in different ways each year to keep the look fresh.
I’ve enjoyed changing things up seasonally as long as I can remember, so my basic decor has been fairly neutral for many years, as you can see here, here and here. (Though I do confess to jumping on the ’80’s dusty rose bandwagon way back when!?!) I love the pop of red against the creams, and whites, with touches of green here and there that Christmas brings.
Join me for a walk about our little rental house…
All the east coasters enter the home through the back door, into the kitchen:
Step with me into the living room:
These are a few of the Christmas-y crafts I made this year. You can find the pillows here. The white-framed tree is from beach finds: tiny bits of driftwood, a miniature shell and a piece of brown sea glass. I also made a sea glass tree with the same frame. I gave it as a door prize at our ladies’ Christmas craft night.
Well, that’s it for the main rooms. There’s a mini tree in each bedroom, along with a few seasonal additions. Over all, I don’t go overboard with decorations, but it’s nice to have some festive touches throughout the house.