Each year I really try to do something different in my Christmas decorating plans. Most all the rooms in our home have a tree...maybe a small table top tree, or a vintage style tree held in an urn, a white Christmas tree filled with glittery balls, maybe a tree on our back porch and obviously the tree.
Most years I take photos of the things I've done so I can decide what I may or may not do the next year. But my goodness....I look back on some of my photos and think "what was I thinking?" " why didn't someone stop me?" " oh how cluttered that looks" or " yuck, i don't like that anymore!"
But one thing I do love is my growing collection of vintage glass ornaments. While I love the neutral back drop of most of the spaces in my home, these fun colored balls really seem to pop and add a little jolt of all the fun colors that I love. I have placed most of them in the ever so famous huge antique dough bowl that I love to fill with seasonal goodies. I love the juxtaposition of primitive with the fun colored shiney brites of these balls. This year I have the bowl on my kitchen table & its oh so fun!!
I hope everyone had a wonderful relaxing time with family these last few days.
Our next three weeks are so full with Nutcracker rehearsals and productions, chorus recitals, parties, open houses, events at the girls school, baking, sending cards.... but I pray we are able to focus on the reason for the season....the birth of Jesus. While some things in a holiday schedule can't be changed, I pray my attitude and focus is on the right thing and that our home is an extension of what we love & who we worship.