It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

DSC_0054Tis the season for Christmas my favorite time of year.

This year I have kept the decorating pretty neutral ,using a cream,silver,and green color scheme. Since we live in the Northwest greenery abounds and I have plenty of access to cedar, holly, boxwood , fir and pine on our property. I love the smell of the fresh cut greens and have them tucked in everywhere. I even added sprigs of rosemarry to the mix.

First of all I started decorating our mantel. It was inspired by the simple snow globes I made right after Thanksgiving with some of my grandkiddos. They are everywhere on Pinterest and inspired by Anthropologie’s version ($40). Ours only cost a fraction of that , as I had the mason jars and purchased bristle trees and snow at Michaels for 40% off. I think they were less than $ 2.00 each.


This is how they look on the mantel .


I must have changed the mantel arrangement at least 4 times until I was happy wirh it. Sometimes I think I can over decorate and it looks too busy and not restful and calming. So I take it all down and start over until it feels right to me. I was having a little trouble until I cut the greens and started filling in the spaces with the cedar and boxwood. Ahhhhh , much better!

When I added the greenery everywhere and it really warmed up all the decore.

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Nestled it between mercury glass trees and ornaments and it made all the difference.



So if you can get out and trim a little greenery native to where you live, do it ! It may be just the finishing touch your Christmas decorating needs.