For the first time in many years, we will not be hosting our family's Christmas. Instead we will head north to my mother's home. There is no pressure to decorate so I am enjoying just a few holiday touches in our cottage. A fresh wreath with simple checked bow on our blue front door
An old nut tree that I made years ago is on the kitchen counter next to the temporary baking station
and a little live tabletop tree found at Lowe's in Brevard.
This photo is off center on purpose, see the tv on the left of the hearth behind the lampshade?
The little tree comes with a reservoir stand attached and is under $20.
I decorated without lights, just tied ribbons to attach the glass bulbs to the tree.
I need to be better prepared for holiday baking next season. Could only find a few cookie box choices at Michael's in Asheville. Blogger Libby Wilkie recently posted some nice canisters found at The Container Store, will try to find some post-holiday bargains online, if I remember!
A few antlers that our dog Andy found from our woods in Ohio are placed around.
I tucked a few sprigs of evergreen into a pedestal of acorns found in our yard here.
Nightly fires in the hearth, indoor bulbs growing in sunny windows and a nice commercial-free Christmas station on our Sonos sound system softly playing all day make the season special. I will add greenery to the mantle and perhaps bring out some silver as we get closer to the holiday.
Hope you are enjoying the season no matter what holiday you celebrate or how you like to decorate your home! I am a less-is-more lady these days.
Thanks for visiting!