Greetings, oh wonderful missed ones!
Well... here I am, better late than never-
sharing the first of my holiday decor!
This message is sitting on my front table in the foyer
to welcome you to the SEASON!
Simple & understated - a bright, clean and cheerful hallway.
Last Christmas this old chippy window pane was on the mantle.
I made the paper wreath last year and designed the
winter greenery floral a couple of years ago.
Tucked in on the top of the floral is this antique postcard.
No holiday decor feels quite complete to me
without Good 'Ole Saint Nick!
Close up of a sweet little china pot
with a winter scene and birdie
given to me this Christmas from dear friend
Deborah from The Beautiful Matters blog.
(Thank you so much, Deb! I really love it!)
The antique leather Catholic prayer book
is a gift from MD that I have had for a few years.
It's almost 95 years old to the day!
See the first page?!?
Here is our front porch this year -
those awesome red lanterns were a recent thrift find.
I am thrilled with how they look here...
just a nice pop of color seems to bring it together.
Our fresh evergreen wreath looks similar to last year's
because I take off the embellishments and re-use them
on a plain wreath..... saves money, and I like the look -
why spend more when one doesn't need to?
On tuesday I hosted my annual cookie exchange party
and had an epic blogger fail: I didn't take a SINGLE pic!
I totally forgot! I got caught up in the moment!
I was, however, able to take a lovely pic today
of the beautiful gingerbread cookies my eldest daughter made.
We all agreed they are too pretty to eat.
(And they are as tasty as they are beautiful!)
Well that's it for my 2015 holiday sharing for now.
I am having a couple of friends to tea tomorrow,
then hopefully I can get busy taking more decor pics to share.
I have SO MUCH I want to show you!
So please be on the look-out! : - )
As always, thank you so much for your visit!