Boy, it was tough not to share this with you before now.....but I feel like there's some sort of law out there that says that even if circumstances and busy schedules force you to decorate for Christmas even before Thanksgiving.....heaven forbid....there's no way you can let anyone know!
The girls and I have a tradition that we always decorate the house the weekend after Thanksgiving.
Just the three of us.
No boyfriends, no sweeties, no buddies.
Nope, not allowed.
We play Christmas music the whole time....while my younger daughter dances around the living room like a psychopath.
At the end of it all, when everything is all clean and sparkly and festive, we snuggle in and watch a sappy Christmas movie together.
With a cocktail, of course. Usually eggnog....but this year since we are all watching what we eat and drink, Prosecco was the beverage of choice.
It's just the way it is. A much loved and anticipated tradition to kick off the Christmas season.
However, this year my older daughter's insanely busy schedule meant that we had to move things up a weekend.
Which actually turned out ok, since we ended up getting 15 inches of snow that night - what better time to decorate for the holidays?
We kept it pretty simple this year.
Last year was our first Christmas in the house and I think I needed to go a little overboard....which I did...and I loved how festive everything was.
This year, I wanted to keep it a little simpler, yet festive, and I think we succeeded.
I had a 'theme' in my mind of a woodland forest....inspired, no doubt, by what's right outside my window. I just wanted a lot of trees around, some lit and decorated, some plain.
Every year I add to my tree collection...this year I picked up a set of two small lit trees during a sale at Hayneedle.
There's a collection of trees on the mantle and hearth. I'd like to add some fresh greens....maybe....but I haven't bought any pine roping yet this year.
And maybe I won't even bother...who knows.
There's a lit tree in the corner of the dining room, on the bar. I'm not sure why I don't have a photo of it...yet.
That's ok, you all know how obsessed I am with my dining room, so no doubt you'll see a million photos of it between now and the New Year.
This sweet little tree was my purchase last season, and it sits on my dresser next to my cute sparkly snowman.
The tiny tree and festive pillow are all the bedroom needed to move from fall into holiday mode. Winter wonderland indeed!
I love my master suite. If you haven't checked it out, here's a link to the post all about how my suite was created out of two boring bedrooms, into a place I just adore spending time in.
Sorry, I got a little sidetracked there. Hehe. Oops.
Of course, the little monkey had to get in on the action!
I think she looks great decorated for the holidays!
Have you started your holiday decorating yet? Do you have a favorite holiday tradition?