Sunday, November 11, 2012

Christmas Decorating

Mr. Bill was out of town this past weekend. I decided to organize some Christmas stuff and to get some decorating inspiration for the holiday season. I pinned away on 
I pulled out my stash of Christmas magazines.
I have gone a little over the top for the past few years.
It was a way to mask the sadness over 
events in my life.

But, the clutter really got to me by the time Christmas day arrived. 

I started putting things away as soon as Christmas dinner was cleaned up.
I hate that.

I did come up with a plan.

We recently re-did the kitchen.
It feels like I just got everything back in place, so I don't want too much out and about.
I plan on using greens clipped from my yard, Christmas candy and a few of my cottages.
I love the fresh look of these apples in my greenware bowl.
I did some thrifting. 
These vintage pieces will end up somewhere.
I have been soaking in the inspiration and some of the bargains will fit right in.
I stopped in at Target and had a look at the decorations.
The cutest thing I found was this cottage.
I didn't get it, but I love it.

I would love to preserve some boxwoods.
We cut down our boxwood hedge last summer, so I will have to find a friend that has some.

What inspires you?

A few more weeks and things will all be in place.

Sprinkled with holiday decorating ideas,

Linking with,
Debbie Doos 


  1. So cute Katie! I love the pitcher with the fresh greens and berries. I will be doing that this year too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thanks for sharing all the ideas! It seems like I will be getting into Christmas mood soon!