December 11, 2013

simple Christmas style

I just couldn’t bring myself to drag out all of the boxes, bags and crates to decorate this year. There were a few things I knew I wanted to decorate with, and I knew how I wanted to decorate. . . naturally simple. . so I got the pinecones, mittens, ice skates, a few lights and the old sled. I think my way of decorating is more for winter than Christmas. I figure if I keep with a winter theme all I have to do is take the tree down then I have a few more months to enjoy the rest of it without being considered a *redneck*.
We are going to Vegas Friday. But I wanted to get a few of the pictures up so you could see what I’ve been up to. Still no tree but that’s the easy part.
I’m not ready to show the whole room just yet but here’s few of the little touches I’ve put on display.

I always have such a hard time photographing the mantel. It always looks so pretty in person but when I look at the photos I don’t see the same beauty. But. . . here’s what I’ve done to it.

I love all things sewing, bobbins are some of my favorite things. I especially love them with candles in them.
This sweet little dovetailed crayon box is perfect for holding spare candles. The mini Norwegian Pine is a nice break from regular pine sprigs, it doesn’t smell as nice but I love the soft needles. 
I recently got this footed ironstone bowl on E-bay. I thought it was going to be taller and bigger, but I have come to LOVE the petite stature.  It’s so small in fact, I plan on using it in the bathroom to hold my French soap. Won’t that be adorable?  This is the first year my Christmas cactus has bloomed on time. I forgot it was a white one, so pretty. The ironstone butterpat is one of many butter pats I have. Since I don’t make *fancy butter* they have many other uses, such as pinecone holders.
And last is one (I still have a few more to address) shelf in the cupboard. Ironstone and Christmas just go together.
I hope everyone is enjoying a stress-free Holiday season. I’m off to warmer air. . . it’s been so cold here, I’m READY. . .
I can’t wait to see the inspiration I get from all of you. Please share my blog with your friends, it’s lonely over here, I need more peepers.
*~* Merry Christmas *~*
*~* Happy Holly~days *~*