Monday, December 13, 2010

Simple Decorations

If you read my last post, you'll remember this photo.  I put all (or almost all!) of my Christmas decorations on my dining room table and decided to use only what I truly LOVE.  So I've gone from this...
 to this....
 Everything I didn't want ended up in a LARGE Dell computer box, ready for a garage sale or a Thrift Store. 

I decided on a simple gathering for the dining room table.  One of my handwoven baskets, layered with a large snowman candle holder, filled with a grubby candle and potpourri and a sprig of faux greenery. 
 I pretty much left the corner cupboards alone, just added a few holiday items to the baskets and books...
 A new bottle brush tree on the left and an antique one on the right - from the Fuller Brush Company
 Small cross stitch pillow and a Santa...
 another small cross stitch cupboard tuck...
 I hung my wall pocket from Karen at My Colonial Home in my grain sifter

 I made a couple of these pea hens and this one found a home in an antique wooden bowl on my stove, nestled in a faux greenery wreath with red berries.
We finally purchased our Christmas Tree yesterday, hopefully tonight I'll get that decorated.  School was cancelled here today due to snow and icy road, I love bonus days at home with the kids.

I have enjoyed looking at all of your homes decorated for the holidays.  Thanks so much for sharing.
Have a great day.  ~Ann


  1. Hi Ann. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am pleased that you will be able to use the Reindeer Marshmellow idea. Have fun making them. We sure did.

  2. Absolutely perfect in my opinion - just those touches - love that pocket in the grain sifter!

  3. Simple but pretty! Love it!

    Carmen and the Primcats

  4. So simple but yet so nice :)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  5. Your decorating looks so nice, you have inspired me to not go overboard this year. It is getting late and just a few touches would not only be easier on the eyes, but easier on my back (dragging it all out of the attic)
    Great job!


  6. Love the simple Christmas decor. I tried to do less is more and got alittle carried away.

  7. Love the less is more idea. It truly keeps you focused on the real reason for the season. I am doing the same........Maureen

  8. Everything looks wonderful! I simplified this year as well and am enjoying my time doing other things. Your home is just beautiful!
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Blessings~ Birgit


Thank you for visiting my blog. I'm so happy to "meet" you through blog land. ~Ann