Growing up, my mother decorated (and still does) over the course of about a week. I enjoy drawing out the design process, because it mimics my personal design philosophy, "Don't make it to look like you did it all in a day." In fact, I was still doing a little tweaking around the house tonight. This year I blended my traditional decor, with a little whimsical (and y'all, I'm NOT a whimsical person!) and pieces of the outdoors. After all, the best decorations are the ones you find outdoors.
|Nearly every home in Mountain Brook has a decorated mailbox. I joined in on the fun this year and strung together juniper branches and magnolia.|
|This year I took an old galvanized pail from our wedding decorations and filled it with fresh juniper, (that my mom and I nearly froze our tails off retrieving!) holly from our tree in our yard and magnolia leaves.|
The Living Room
|Rather than putting away all my everyday treasures that adorn our mantel, I decided to leave them out and adorn them with pine garland with berries that I score at Hobby Lobby.|
|I strung together the gathered juniper branches with floral wire and created a swag above my kitchen sink. I treated it to a few silver and white snowflakes, since that will probably be the biggest snow we see in Alabama.|
|Simple centerpieces of cranberry wreath and candle for the breakfast nook.|
|I continued this year using garland and silver berries to sit atop my china cabinet.|
|I added a little glitz to the garland using glittery reindeer from Garden Ridge.|
Merry Christmas y'all! Join me tomorrow for a quick season in review as I make my return to the Five Times Fast!