Hi, Friends! I’ve been so busy decking the halls, that I haven’t checked in here! How was Thanksgiving? Did you shop til you dropped on Black Friday? Did you score any amazing deals on Cyber Monday? Our Thanksgiving was very laid back and just the way I like it! Black Friday I went to my favorite little decor shop and did a bit of damage, but then I went home. I used to love shopping on Black Friday, but not so much anymore. I think it’s because you can get so many great deals online and you don’t have to leave home! Anyway, I’m feeling so left out in sharing holiday decor. So many of my blogging friends have already shared their home tours and I’m so anxious to share mine too. If you haven’t already figured it out, I’m not one who decorates in a day, or two, or even a week – ha, ha!!! It’s a process for me. I start with a theme (color, style, etc.), and then start to pull elements together. Of course, I end up doing a lot of DIY projects, and that takes longer. Last night I was working on a floral arrangement and I said to hubs – “it would be so much quicker to just go buy an arrangement for the dining room”. Of course, his comment was – “but this is cheaper”. Yes, but that’s not the whole reason I do what I do – I just love the process too much! Today, I just want to share a sneak peek at what I’m working on. This area will probably look a little different when you end up seeing it in my Christmas Home Tour, next Thursday. But, this is my mantel as it looks today.
I’ll be tweaking things through the weekend. I’d love to add some mini lights to the greens, and I’ll add some fresh greens to the faux ones already on the mantel. You’ll have to come back next week to see if there are any other changes! But, this is a good shot to see the direction of my decor this year. Upstairs, is much more feminine and you will see some pink! The Christmas Home Tour that I participate in begins next Monday – mark it on your calendar! The tour is hosted by Marty of A Stroll Thru Life and it’s an eclectic group of bloggers with varying styles – so you won’t get bored! I’ll be sure to share the links with you on Monday.
Below, are links to my previous Christmas home tours. Just click the photo to see the entire tour.
Thanks for hanging in there with me while I finish decorating! I do have a few things to share in the upcoming days – a printable and an easy DIY project for Advent. Stay tuned! Hope you are enjoying the beginning of the holiday season! Now, I’ve got to get back to decking those halls – fa, la, la, la la – la, la, la, la!