Now that Thanksgiving is but a memory I'm sure that many of you have either already finished decorating your homes for Christmas or are in the throes of it as I write this post.
Normally, we love to start decking the halls the day after Thanksgiving and go all weekend long until it's completed. But this year, with our college son's homecoming, we lazed around the house for 3 days eating lots of home cooked meals, taking leisurely walks along the bay, sleeping in late and watching LOTS of football and movies.
There was a lot of family bonding going on!
It was wonderfully relaxing.
Now it's time to move into Christmas and although I am full of the Christmas Spirit I don't feel like going overboard with the Christmas decorations, which is why this spread from the December issue of Better Homes and Gardens resonated with me.
I love the light touch seen throughout this charming home with the emphasis on natural greenery.
I've already picked up a bouquet of cut amaryllis, several small potted living Christmas trees with a touch of glitter on their tips from Trader Joe's, and am on the hunt for paper whites, either potted or in a kit.
I'm putting up one tree this year and foregoing lights on the house in favor of lighting up the boxwood balls in our entry.
Of course there will be pine cones too.
So tell me... did you get your tree over the weekend? One of my favorite sights of the Christmas Season is seeing cars with trees strapped on top!