'Tis The Season!!!

It's my favorite time of the year and I'm excited to say that all the decorating is done. I know that I usually say less is better, but that is not my approach at Christmas. I fill every nook and cranny with decorations collected over my lifetime. Here's a little sample of what my home looks like this year:

Let's start with the tree. This year it's all white and gold with a "found in nature" theme. Simple and beautiful. There is a white burlap tree skirt, cotton boles, pine cones, icy branches, and snowflakes of different sizes and textures.

Santa is everywhere. My favorite old ones are in a vignette on the bar.

My "Nana" tree has a place of honor on a table in the playroom. Every ornament and the tree skirt were hand made by my grandmother, Nana.

Garland adorns bannisters, light fixtures, and the mantle and Christmas pillows are scattered in every room.

I have dozens of beautiful glass ornaments that I decided not to put on the tree this year. I wanted to still have them out, so I put them in 3 bell jars on a table and it's my new favorite thing. Even though you can't see each ornament, the overall look is wonderful.

The bookcase has been transformed by the snow village.

And most importantly of all, the nativity scenes remind me why we really celebrate this time of the year.

Merry Christmas!

I'll keep you posted...