Welcome to my 2013 Christmas Tour of Homes stop on the Holiday Housewalk! I’m so excited to be joining tons of beautiful blogger homes this week to spread a little Christmas decorating cheer.
If you’re just now joining in on the tour, be sure to start at Jennifer Rizzo’s blog (our lovely host) and take the tour from start to finish. If you’re not in the mood to decorate yet, this will definitely get your Christmas creative juices flowing!
And, if you’re already making your way through the tour, thanks for stopping by from my good friend at The Graphics Fairy. Isn’t her house to die for? It’s seriously one of my most favorite homes ever!
This entire year has been about learning to embrace simplicity for me. Whether it’s learning how to declutter my day, or tackling freezer meals, I’ve been striving to make the most of my time and energy.
So, just like the other 11 months of this year, Christmas decorating was all about keeping it easy. No garlands to wrestle, no overbearing amounts of glitter everywhere. Plain, simple, classic decorating.
I didn’t even craft much this year, just some simple snowflake ornaments, along with a few disco balls on a pre-lit tree was simple and still lovely.
And I can’t tell you how much it makes me ridiculously happy.
Not every inch is covered in the season, rearranging my everyday decor I love is just as important.
But a little rearranging did happen, which was pure coincidence, because sometimes you find a chair so fabulous and so cheap that it would be a sin not to buy it.
Hello, $100 clearance chair. I love you.
Besides embracing my family this season, I also strive to embrace my friends. Although not a hint of Christmas can be seen in those prints, they make my heart sing because they’re from my friend Ashley’s art books. (Psssttt… I’m giving away a set later this week!)
I guess my theme (if I’ve gotta have one) was gifts galore. If I’ve gotta wrap them, I’m gonna enjoy them. Once my loved ones have received their presents (because all the boxes you see are really gifts, yo!), the only clean up this season will be taking down the tree. Could holiday decorating be any easier?
Wrapping gifts with care is one of my favorite parts of Christmas. I love buying pretty paper, fine ribbons and taking time to make the gift I bought with so much love seem really important – because it is!
Even my shopping was simple, right from the comfort of my bedroom. Ahhhh…
Although I normally steer clear of holiday decorating in the private rooms of our home, I really wanted to add a little something pretty in here this year. (see: Frog Tape Wreath)
I so hope you enjoyed my Christmas Tour of Homes on the Holiday Housewalk this year. And, I truly hope you get to enjoy the simple things this season!
Visit the next home on the tour at Dear Lillie to see more Christmas decorating magic!