Happy New Week Friends! After spending almost a week in sunny California and enjoying quality time with close family and friends over Thanksgiving, it is now on to the next adventure — Winter Holidays Galore. This is my favorite time of the year — I love the traditions we have created in my own home, the smells, the colors and all the social activity. It can be a very stressful time of the year but I try very hard to not overdo it and instead really focus on simplicity and full enjoyment. (I am really starting to get too old for stress!).
Here are some holiday decoration images I have saved and feel are oh so inspirational.
My favorite is this one. Three simple and different wreaths on a peg board. Stunning with a capital S.
Putting some greenery in my antique empire candle fixture. Must try sometime!
Green wreaths in the windows with white ribbons. Simple is beautiful.
A cluster of candle sticks of different heights. Nice.
Just a tad of greenery on that white table cloth in the dining room. Add some candles and simple white flowers. Not much else is needed.
I like pine cones and pine cone trees. I feel they go hand in hand with the season.
Simple winter holiday cards attached to a long jute string with wooden clothes pins.
And a wreath made with black and white photos of close family members. How perfect for story telling and going down memory lane.
And why do I feel that this leather bag really belongs under the green tree? Also perfect for really young ones to ride on!
If I can only have one flower this time of the year, it will be the Hyacinth. I love everything about this fragrant flowering plant which brings back wonderful childhood memories from Sweden. You will find it in just about every Swedish home during Christmas. Note: These white mugs at Ikea work great as plant holders. Just put some moss on top and tie a red string around the mug. Do I have to say again that simple is beautiful!
If you are interested and if you have a moment, hop over to my store Splendid Willow Avenue, where more toys have been added. Yep, for those of you who have been asking — the Danish Reindeer is now listed!
Don’t forget to take advantage of my 15% off on all merchandise in my store as seen in the latest issue of House Of Fifty. Simply use the code livesplendid15 at checkout. (And don’t forget that the code also works over at the wonderful store Live Like You). The offer expires December 10th. 2011.
Warm hugs to you all.