18 November 2018

Christmas Decor Prep Reviewing Last Year

It's not yet decorated here. That celebration will wait until Thanksgiving evening.
But I'm thinking about it!
Last Advent, it was a faint touch of reds and blues with fresh greens.
 And since I am from a very large family, resourcefulness is engrained.
Empty food containers and simple cuttings of green and citrus are beautiful and available. 






Last year on the porch, it was the usual decor, but a pillowcase and a globe were added for Christmas.








Here's last year's dining area with a peek of the sleeping porch.









Here's how it looks right now. It's not that much different from last, but the eventual addition of greens will make it festive!








But in one small room, our Madhatter library, a tree has been there since last week. This pot had been outside with a plant, that is no more. The container is old, and I forgot about it. It's copper coated with something silver, and the silver has worn and parts of the copper metal has oxidized to a pretty shade of green in some spots. Its tarnished, slightly shiny patina is perfect for holding this small tree that did not go to storage. A few little vintage minis, some lemons, and a string of trailing lights, and it feels perfect.

If you are interested, the links below this post show Christmas past. Click the link and just scroll down, because this post appears again, but the posts are just below except for 17  on the side bar.
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Well, that's all for now.
A Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving to all!
We have a lot to be grateful for if we have our health, family, friends, and a home.

xoox

Su






14 comments:

  1. Thinking about it is a necessary step. Yours is a refined and lovely sensibility.

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    1. Thank you so much, Vee, for such a nice complement. xoxo Su

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  2. Love your snug little cottage! Appreciate a new peek at the table and chairs. We have family for a funeral and then Thanksgiving. So much goes on around Thanksgiving I always say I'll decorate early, but never make it until after Thursday Turkey day.

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    1. Thank you for visiting. I am sorry you have a funeral. Yes, so much happens this week it seems, and sometimes I forget someone's birthday :( until last second. xoxo Su

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  3. The first photo is breathtaking.... I love it!
    So beautiful colors at your home.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Hugs,
    Susanna

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  4. I can not tell you how refreshing it is to look at a blog at this time of year and see that it is not filled up with 16 Christmas trees from Balsam Over kill (Hill) shop. LOL. Seems everyone is so rushed, and blog land is now filled with so many self proclaimed stylists and advice givers who live in a holiday that is often two plus months out. I like to see that people are still able to live in the moment and current holiday season. I expect to see Valentines posts and decor by next week in blog land. I appreciate the simplicity of your decor and especially like that you ease into the holidays in your own way, and not under pressure of posting 2019 Christmas decor before Thanksgiving. Seeing some of your old posts of your home dressed for Christmas has been really nice. Love your style, and the fact that you probably can put away holiday decor in minimal time and space. How wonderful and oh so beautiful.

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    1. Thank you so much, Tonita. It's pretty easy to pack up. Some years I go with live trees, some years our artificial. Just depends, what we can find here due to warm weather. The manger takes the most time to put away most of the pieces were gifts from my mom, one a year, I think since college except for first 3 people and maybe the building. Each piece comes with a box and a story. We've added a few that my daughter chose as well, usually females. They are Italian Fontinini. I don't know if they are still made there, but the company is Italian. I made most of the wreaths and the wings. I use the most of the same things just rotate and change it up a bit every year. This year we found a box of blue vintage ornaments for 4 dollars so we will donate the newer brighter ones. Thank you for the comment. Have a blessed Thanksgiving. xoxo Su

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  5. Su,
    Always love to see your pretty house decorated for the holidays or just in normal mode. It always feels cozy and pretty. Have wonderful Thanksgiving.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you so much, Kris. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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  6. I love the understated elegance of your decor. You have such great style and I look forward to seeing your full Christmas decor.

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol. Have a wonderful time with family and friends. xoxo Su

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  7. Your dining space is always peaceful and the library a magical, dreamy space. Your bungalow always feels fresh to me. Keep doing what you do, it is all beautiful.

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  8. Happy Thanksgiving my friend. We had a great visit with Sam. We are home now. We will slowly begin to decorate for Christmas this weekend. Sam will be home the 21st for a few days. We are so excited, he asked we wait to decorate the tree with him.
    Love, Carla

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