A peek inside the cozy brick house all gussied up for Christmas...
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I have come to realize when it comes to holiday decorating, I'm a minimalist. I like the house to feel warm and festive, with my carefully chosen ornaments adding to my existing decor. I'm not someone that removes my everyday furnishings to make room for the holidays.
Some notes on the pictures:
Ornaments: The tree in our living room is covered in all white and silver ornaments. I shot a few of my favorites. We have another tree our family room that is covered in rusty/vintage/toy like/fun ornaments.
Card display: I used the old doors in the Holiday Bazaar to display jewelry pieces and thought it would be a fun way to hang our cards this year. Do you see the card with Dave Ramsey and his wife? That was a joke for Ryan. He loves Dave.
Santas: A few years ago I started collecting unique Santas. I think they look best displayed together in a group.
Paperwhite bulbs: This crazy lady taught me a trick. Place a paperwhite bulb in a glass cylinder with soil and top with fresh cranberries. I love the way they look on my table. This could also be a pretty and inexpensive gift. I found the cylinders at Wal-Mart for $1.97, I had the soil, and the bulbs and cranberries cost next to nothing. The bulbs should be blooming in about 5 more weeks. Just in time for the dreary days of January.