I'm decorating for Christmas as I always do whether or not I "celebrate" in the traditional style which I usually don't.....and that means the shopping/spending frenzy.....not my cup of tea, not my spiritual way. That doesn't mean I don't give gifts, but I like to give gifts I have made myself and I work on these during the year.
This year I'm Going White to soothe my Spirit and to see Serenity around me in the form of the harmonious and clean White. It is not stark, not by a longshot, but soft whites, and off whites and maybe a color here and there to add interest. I like what I'm seeing, but have more to go.
I don't "decorate" per se, I simply put up what I have and for me its done. So the mantle is done. It's like 12 feet long....alot of mantle. I had thought I wanted pine greens all over it like last year and I loved it but when I put them on, it seemed too dark so I took most of them out and only left a few branches. I prefer the lights to show up and the mercury glass to be sparkly and the plumosa fern to give its dramatic yet wispy sprawl over the mantle. On either side are copper glitter branches I keep up all year. The pine cones I sprayed white and added sparkles to are also in there. The back wall looks gold leafed. :D .....Simple but beautiful.
Here a few unprofessional pictures as my transformations here in the house continue.
I wish you all a peaceful, healthy, and loving Christmas Holiday whatever you do, from my Hearth to yours..
Angel has nothing to do but read fairytales!
A porcelain fairy lives inside this enchanting white greenhouse with Angels guarding the outside.
A Toad Prince all decked out in his best pearls and gold and glitter crown awaits on top for her to awaken and give the Kiss.....the first one she gave the Prince, he turned into a toad! She decided its best to sleep that one off!
In case you didn't quite catch the adorableness of this Fairy, this is a better angle she thinks :D
Here's your Advent Candle, Lars, at the very end of the light. Design inspired by a beautiful blog of White Decor.
The Queen Anne Console I just painted.....is decorated this year for the first time.
This is how I like it, no over head lights, just candles and fairy lights.
Wishing you all a love filled Holiday.
Savvy Southern Style
and with A Stroll Thru Life
and with No Minimalist Here
and with A Delightsome Life
and with Rooted In Thyme
and with FRENCH COUNTRY COTTAGE
and with Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
and with From My Front Porch to Yours
and with Mod Vintage Life
- Lady of the Woods
- "Where better to care for the soul than in the details of our daily lives?....The soul has an absolute, unforgiving need for regular excursions into enchantment. It requires them like the body needs food and the mind needs thought... An enchanted world is one that speaks to the soul, to the mysterious depths of the heart and imagination where we find value, love and union with the world around us. As mystics of many religions have taught, that sense of rapturous union can give a sense of fulfillment that makes life purposeful and vibrant." ~ Thomas Moore.