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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Less is More!

I've used that saying in reference to make-up, jewelry, clothing.  Now I am applying it to my Christmas decorating!   In unpacking BOXES of Christmas goods; some items are tired and some I am tired of!  Using restraint for the first Christmas ever; I am not pulling out all the stops.  There are certain spots in the house that I WANT to look like Christmas.  Other places - not so much.

I'll pack away some stuff and hope that one day my sons will want to "inherit" some of the Santas and cute stuff. 

I left our entry very simple....and yet it makes me happy. 

The liqueur set was Mom's.
The silver tray was a gift from a friend last Christmas.  A vintage treasure!!

Most of our buds come through our back door; but IF you enter our front door you will see this merry vignette: 

And so onward we move...tomorrow is December 1 and the house is finished.  I've just got to (bribe) get My Guy motivated to help with the tree. 

I am most hopeful for a stress-less Christmas season!  Sometimes less really is more!


Emily said...

It is simple, but beautiful Vava! I will be doing less this year too!

Pam said...

I'm sure someday I'll be following your lead..but for right now I seem to keep piling it on!! xoxo It all looks beautiful Va.

sewmuchwhimsy said...

So pretty Vava. I'm glad you're enjoying the tray! xoxo Gretchen

martha said...

Special touches...and btw, i'd like to be coming in through ANY door...wouldn't that be a HOOT to have a holiday visit??!!!

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

@ Martha! Now THAT would be the BEST Christmas gift! YOUR face!!!!

Joy said...

I like it simple, I did that last year but my girls werent too happy with me.
It looks beautiful.

LLH Designs said...

I like my family room to feel super Christmas-y, but my sitting/living room up front stays like it always is. Then I can sit in whichever room allows me to be most at peace at the moment!


Privet and Holly said...

Hi Vava! I am so
with you on decorating
"lite" this year. I'm
not sure if it's a change
in taste, the economy or
WHAT but I only put out
a fraction of what is in
our boxes and added more
real stuff, namely, two
galvinized pots of paperwhites.
Love them in the deep winter.
Thank you for your lovely
comment on P&H. Have a
merry weekend!
PS: I grew up with a Standard Poodle.
PPS: I'm reading Winter Solstice by
Rosamunde Pilcher now. She's one of my
faves, too....