Wednesday, December 20, 2017

~Happy Holidays~

This season I tried to not feel the pressure of the Holidays and enjoy decorating my home.
I've shared my front porch the last few years, so am showing the patio area which we added lots of fresh greenery.

I usually add fresh cedar and pine throughout the house and this year incorporated some hemlock.
Eucalyptus is another favorite and as always I force paper white bulbs during the Holidays and even into January.

I already had this grapevine wreath which I just added some cedar which was very easy and free.

More greenery and pine cones added to this area which always looks nice and simple among my ironstone.

This eating area of our kitchen got more of the same with cedar greens and poinsettas.

Both our trees this year are natural Noble Firs and this one in the living room is sitting in an old crock with just lights. More fresh greens and architectural candlesticks are on the mantel with red striped vintage grain sack stockings and pillows finishes this room.

The other tree is in my bedroom and is decorated in clay, wooden and birch stars. The chunky knit stockings and tree skirt in here are both from Crate and Barrel.

I was going to change out the indigo pillows and footstool, but decided I liked the pop of color in this area.

And the bed area was kept very simple.

The stairs come down right in front of these French doors and even though the weather here doesn't allow us to spend much time on our patio, I have enjoyed seeing this area outside these doors and the windows in my living room. 
I always want so many wreaths that my husband and I made these ones with different kinds of greens from our property. We made them so there is greens on both sides so they look pretty from the inside as well.

Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


  1. Just stunning! I love all the simple elegant touches that make your photos so classic and beautiful.

  2. I love everything wish I could see your kitchen thank you for your blog. Feliz Navidad to you too and Happy New Year :)

  3. Your home has a very calming presence. I just love your rooms. How lucky you are to have a supply of beautiful greenery for decorating! Merry Christmas, Kathleen! Thank you for sharing your lovely home.

  4. All so lovely!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!!!

  5. Kathleen, Everything looks absolutely beautiful. Your home is just so lovely and homey and inviting. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas with many blessings for your family- xo Diana

  6. Bonjour

    Un bel esprit de Noël ! Merci pour toutes ces belles photos !

    "Chaque jour est unique, chaque année est une promesse de joies et de découvertes.
    Que 2018 soit pour vous une année spéciale, que des milliers de petites joies viennent embellir votre vie. »

    Gros bisous et joyeuses fêtes ❄️❄️ ☃️☃️ ❄️❄️

  7. Oh my goodness, your house looks absolutely fantastic decorated for Christmas! The natural elements added everywhere give it a Nordic look. I especially love your bedroom styling. It's really beautiful....and the tree in that room is perfect!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  8. Just beautiful. Merry Christmas. Wishing you a wonderful new year filled with happiness and lots of new adventures and chippy goodness.

  9. Very beautiful! Would you mind telling me where you got your chairs in the bedroom? Love them!

  10. Everything is just so stunning! I would love for you to link up this post to Thursday Favorite Things so I can feature it next week. even though it is Christmas, I am seeing so many ideas for winter decor too. Your blog is one of the first I followed years ago, and I still am so inspired every time I visit!

  11. Your home is so beautiful dressed up perfectly for the holidays. Peaceful and just how it should really be for the Christmas season.

  12. Where are you? You are missed!