Seems like November lasted about a whole week this year. I blinked and I barely remember any of it! Thanksgiving was fabulous, but man, it flew by!
As I grow into my last couple weeks of pregnancy with my second little girl
making me pee every 30 seconds , and my two year old daughter attached to my hip, I am busier than ever! I am really trying to create an atmosphere of Christmas peace and serenity, (and no, that feat has definitely not been a cake walk).
However, I have been encouraged to savor December with being able to add some really simple and pretty Christmas touches around my home to help cherish the season! I’ll have you know we have only had about 5
hundred ornament casualties thus far with said two year old. Ha!
When my great-grandmother passed away, I was very fortunate to receive some of her beautiful china, including this holiday set below. I just love it! It is simple and timeless with the bone white and classic holly design. I can’t wait to serve tea, coffee and hot cocoa to my family in them on Christmas morning!
*The silver tray is a Goodwill find ($8) from last summer and the silver salt and pepper shakers ($12) are from a hole in the wall antique store in Genoa, NV.*
The 6ft Fir garlands this year at Trader Joe’s were so inexpensive ($6.99!) and stunning this year! I had to grab one! For some reason I have never seen them at my Trader Joe’s before this year, only wreaths, but I am thrilled they arrived! I am obsessed with how it dressed up my wood stove, (and yes, wood stove is only for decor and occasional use, don’t worry, I won’t burn down my house!) The garlands smell so good as an added nostalgia bonus. I grew up with my parents always taking me and my brother to the snowy mountains and getting a real tree for Christmas when I was very young.
am lazy have a lovely fake tree and lower real Christmas tree standards, so this is the best of both worlds for me!
I hope you are able to enjoy the little things this season! Even if that little thing is just enjoying a mug of festive hot cocoa while in the corner of your eye you notice your two year old taking each “horsey,” (reindeer) ornament off your tree in a not-so-gentle fashion.