I have had so much fun decorating the new house this year- the first year in the last five that I have had time to decorate. I was either slammed with work (end of the year is notoriously bad for commercial real estate lawyers) or very pregnant.
A simple boxwood wreath on the front door and windows.
I like things very natural for Christmas- fresh greenery, clove-studded oranges, nativities and some glass ornaments thrown around.
My first staircase! And first staircase garland!
It's a cedar garland- I wired in some magnolia, fir, pinecones and oranges. It smells divine. I'm sure next year's attempt will be a bit better, but I like it for my first try.
I'm going to add some color to the vases on the mantel- probably some pepper berry. You see my magnolia garland? Pretty, huh? It should be, because it took me about three hours to wire that shit together.
Dell Harper did an excellent job sticking all the cloves in my oranges.
This metal folk art nativity was my Christmas present last year. It makes me very happy.
My new nativity made by my very talented Mama. I need to add in some greenery and arrange, but I really just want to play with the figures, ha!
My kitchen is looking rather cheery as well, but I need to clear off the counters before I expose that to the world.
The rest of the house tour will come eventually. . . once I recover from the magnolia garland making.