Hello Dear Readers!
It’s been a while.
Today, I am joining my fabulous Monday Morning Bloom friends,
Lidy, Mary, and Pam.
Our common theme today is garlands and wreaths
with the help from the great folks from
Join me as I present . . .
The Great Room Simply Decorated for Christmas.
The links and images to Lidy’s, Mary’s and Pam’s
beautiful posts are at the end of this post.
Tree Classics sent me
and I decided that the best place for them
this year was the mantel.
Note that the garlands are 9 feet in length
and using two garlands made a wonderful
draping effect on the floor around my finials.
The wreath and garland are lighted via a battery pack.
Here is the mantel unlit:
Decorating while living in a rental home
has it’s challenges like the “box”
that held a TV over the fireplace.
I could not remove the framed print over the mantel
as there are lots of wires, etc behind it,
so I decided to think “out of the box”
and place the wreath over the framed print.
A close up of the garland on the mantel.
Due to the health issue I have been facing
for the past 5 months ( and I got this!)
and it is all about simplicity and “joy”.
The decor is simple and I am so enjoying it.
Like this simple vase of white flowers
that sit on the table next to “my chair”
Another simple blue and white container of hydrangeas
on the other table is perfect with a treasured
ornament that my granddaughter gave to us
with her beautiful artwork when she was 3 years old.
My hubby helped me put up this Clifton Pine tree
from Tree Classics a few years ago.
He placed it in the large blue and white vase
and it took me less than an hour to decorate.
Favorite blue ornaments adorn the tree.
As you can see the tree is placed
against the glass doors that lead to the sunroom.
I cannot wait to decorate the sunroom next year
at the Hickory Cottage. Move in date around March, 2020.
So the stockings are hung
by the chimney with care. . .
And we know that St. Nicholas soon will be here!
And now it is time to visit
my ever so sweet and talented friends.
The links to their posts are below
their beautiful images.
Pam of Everyday Living
Lidy of FrenchGardenHouse
Mary of Home Is Where The Boat Is
Aren’t they beautiful?!!
See more fabulous Christmas decor inspiration
clicking on their links!
I wish you all a most beautiful day
doing the things you love
with the ones you love!
and garlands on my mantel. All glorious reviews
are entirely and joyfully my own!
And, on a personal note:
I hope to bring you an update on the Hickory Cottage
soon. Things are moving a little slowly now; however,
that is somewhat on purpose as my builder is trying
to go at my pace these days.
My surgery is scheduled for this week and I look
forward to beginning the successful healing process!
I thank you all for your continued thoughts and
prayers…I am truly blessed!