Letting Go of Christmas

Most people count down the days until Christmas, I on the other hand count the number of days I have until the last decoration is placed gently into it’s designated bin. As of today I sit have one tree fully decorated and floral and pine accents adorning the house. From year to year I usually follow a set pattern for decorating relying on photographs of past Christmases to help my memory.  This year  I chose to mix it up. I tried to create vignettes that would gracefully flow into a winter theme. I found the most challenging aspect of this holiday season was NOT buying into the year-end treasure trove of holiday decorating sales. I’m still visualizing the white pine bough garland that I could have bought for $6.00 a bough to change next year’s theme. But alas, storage eventually becomes a challenge!

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Christmas 2019
Welcome, Come in…
Christmas 2019
The door into the dining room
Christmas 2019
Walk through the door into the living room
Christmas 2019
The fireplace mantel and living room tree The door on the right leads in to the master bedroom
Christmas 2019
The master bedroom
Christmas 2019
Upstairs guest bedroom
Christmas 2019
Upstairs guest bedroom
Christmas 2019
Family room Christmas tree – Tinsel and vintage ornaments
Christmas 2019
Santa’s workshop

 

A Glimpse Inside an American Home

Holiday traditions are as unique and varied as the people and countries on our planet. In Eastern Pennsylvania as in other parts of the United States we love to adorn our homes with lights and greenery. Driving through neighborhoods after dark we see how each family chooses to celebrate the holiday season. But I’ve also wondered how families adorn the interior of their homes. If you are like me and wondered what is behind the window, I welcome you to come in and share one family’s celebration!  Happy Holidays however you choose to celebrate!

Livingroom at Christmas 2

Living room at Christmas

Diningroom at Christmas with sled

Potato masher collection
Potato masher collection
Santa Christmas collection
Santa Christmas collection

 

Santa Christmas collection
Santa Christmas collection

 

Upstairs bedroom a toy-filled Christmas
Upstairs bedroom a toy-filled Christmas
Upstairs bedroom a deep-woods Christmas
Upstairs bedroom a deep-woods Christmas
Happy Christmas to All!
Happy Christmas to All!

A Glimpse into an American Home

As a child my parents would drive through neighborhoods and I would be mesmerized by the lights that adorned the eves and trees that surrounded neighboring homes.  As I grew older we would continued to drive through neighborhoods but I found myself trying to peek through unobstructed windows to see how others chose to decorate their homes for the holidays.  Today you will not need to drive slowly nor strain your eyes to see what’s behind closed doors.  You are welcomed to enter and see how one American family adds Christmas magic to their home!

An old barn door becomes the focus of the side entrance
An old door that was part of the barn now greets holiday visitors near the side door entrance

 

Walk through thr front door and into the diningroom.  here a vintage tinsel tree adorns the entryway.
Walk through the front door and into the dining room.. Here a vintage tinsel tree adorns the entryway.

 

Our dining room hosts our Santa collection
Our dining room hosts our Santa collection
The dining room table is a bit of vintage and a bit of primitive
The dining room table is a bit of vintage and a bit of primitive
Leaving the dining room we can go into the living room or upstairs
Leaving the dining room we can go into the living room or upstairs
Upstairs two guest rooms await visiting family
Upstairs two guest rooms await visiting family

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Into the livingingroom
Into the living room
A photo of our potting shed adds a holiday touch to our holiday village
A photo of our potting shed adds a holiday touch to our holiday village
Our family Christmas tree is located in  the three season porch turned into a year round family room
Our family Christmas tree is located in the three season porch turned into a year round family room
Vintage ornaments
Vintage ornaments
Outside the gardens are shared by primitives created by my husband
Outside the gardens are shared by primitives created by my husband

Garden Christmas decorations

Holiday swags
Holiday swags

Happy Holidays!