For the first decorated room/area reveal this Christmas season is the room/area
that you first see when you enter my home . . . The Foyer for Christmas.
This year, rather than filling the house with many of my Christmas treasures that
I have collected over the years, I am trying to embellish the things that I already have.
This way I do not have to banish lots of accessories into the attic.
Now it is not to say that I am not using many of my Christmas treasures,
just scaling down a bit.
I chose to feature some of my favorite Holiday pieces
on the antique French buffet.
Those pieces would be my gold crystallized deer
and my cute pair of partridges. I really need to find a pear tree!
Now this particular deer is so like the deer I have in my yard.
Always bent over eating everything in sight!
I have a pair of topiaries that have been on the buffet for quite a while.
Instead of putting them away and replacing them with Christmas/holiday items,
I just embellished them.
I had a bag of gold glittered balls that I had used for filler.
I just placed some of these glittered balls into the topiaries.
Another thing that I embellished was the large topiary
that was in the Great Room. I moved it to the foyer and wrapped a pine garland around it.
The flocked tree is in the great room near the foyer area.
Full reveal of the tree coming soon!
As you can see the foyer is open to the Great Room.
I usually spend a good amount of time decorating a space for Christmas.
However, it was a nice change to have been able to decorate this space in 30 minutes.
This Christmas may be a little bittersweet.
As many of you know, our home is on the market.
We truly have mixed feelings about leaving this house,
but we look forward to a new adventure of building our “right sized” home some day.
We are not sure if we will be in this house next Christmas, thus the bittersweet feeling.
However, wherever we are, I look forward to my favorite time of year when I can
decorate with sometimes an over the top attitude.
However, this year, I am truly trying to keep it more simple.
Well, my idea of simple that is!
Have you started decorating or planning yet? Are you keeping it more simple this year?
Have a most beautiful day!!!