simple christmas

Pregnancy has slowed me down considerably the last week and a half and I couldn’t be more grateful; it’s given me a chance to take my time and focus on things I haven’t had time for before (namely, anything in my own house!) Putting up my Christmas decorations has been one of the things I’ve relished most;  I’ll admit, I was ready to get a tree the day after Halloween (and even had a string of white lights on the mantle for a week or two before Thanksgiving to keep things festive when I couldn’t sleep at night!) I’ve kept my decorations simple the last few years and this Christmas, especially, sticking to fresh evergreens and garlands, magnolia branches, jute rope as garland for the tree, a piece of burlap as a tree skirt for some texture and a handful of my favorite ornaments (my porcelain milk bones!)  That’s it. I think Baby Girl is going to love it; I know her Momma does!

Our local nursery was kind enough to let me have as many extra branches as I could haul away…I stuck them in dirt in my urns flanking the front door – with a little water, they last well beyond Christmas! And reason #389,762 to paint your front door high gloss black; fresh evergreens look so amazing against it!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend! 

Progress pics of the nursery coming on Monday!

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  1. Kate on December 13, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    It all looks so wonderful! Thank you for sharing! My hope is to start decorating this weekend. I'm so behind, but the house is torn apart for various projects. Did I mention we're hosting Christmas? Heart palpitations. I need to get this taken care of. Thankfully I've gotten so much inspiration from this post, so thank you!

  2. Sherry Hart on December 14, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    All of it is so pretty….fresh and natural!!

  3. Kelly Stivers on December 15, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Thank you, Sherry! Kate, your comment was making my blood pressure rise just reading it! Good luck decorating, cooking and hosting; I hope you get some down time to take a breath and actually enjoy the holidays 🙂

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