Here are a few seasonal touches in the family room. I used shiny ornament balls in glass containers to decorate the tabletops, simple. The key is to make sure everything is sparkling clean. Tied grosgrain ribbon to the ones used for the tree.
Satin ribbon on a wreath.
The first paperwhite narcissus have been harvested from the big pots we have growing in the bay window of the dining room.
Using florist capped tubes to keep boxwood on the mantle fresh.
Our son brought me this scented candle from a recent business trip to Copenhagen. It smells divine. Christmas trees seem impossible to get a good shot of without natural light and with the lights lit, which results in a very blurry image. The burlap skirt was rumbled when I took this, usually lies flat. I like an understated Christmas tree in our casual house. Will try to get a better shot of the tree but the dark days make it difficult and I don't like to use the flash.
Hope everyone is enjoying the holidays by taking time to appreciate the little things that make this time of year special. Prayers are being said for Newtown, CT...