I definitely went a different direction this year...
I really wanted to use the Hemlock trees growing here and bring in the elegant country style my grandmother was so good at.
Snowflakes cut from old piano books and vintage Shiny Brite ornaments are all this little tree needs.
Some of the old ornaments ended up in glass canisters.
I used a large silver tray my mother gave me for the little tree, which is just a branch stuck into oasis.
Everyone here, from the 7-year-old on up, loves playing the organ. I really need to look for a pretty antique stool because you just can't pump it standing up, and the one we use is not pretty:-)
Can't you just hear "Silent Night" on the old 1886 organ? This was a recent gift passed down originally from a cousin of my grandfather's.
I really kept things pretty simple.
I rearranged the cabinet we made with family things including the doll my grandfather sent my mother from Paris during World War II, my dad's 1956 Royal typewriter, a hat box my grandmother covered, and paint by number ballerinas she painted.
Lots of pink, blue, old silver and fresh greens really make it unique but still warm and "Christmasy."
I love this time of year so much and really try to simply enjoy it here at home with my family. That's not always easy, though, since we are musicians and this is our busiest time of year:-) Honestly, there are just times when you have to say no to things in order to keep your sanity and enjoy what really matters.
That said,I'm still working on my Christmas decor and have not even started outside yet. Ugh. Really, I'm keeping things simple, I just keep thinking of little projects to do that delay the overall progress, lol.
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