I love decorating for Christmas, unwrapping the decorations, turning on the lights for the first time, getting out the advent calendar. This year I am loving simplicity and the use of eucalyptus that is everywhere right now. I paired metallics and eucalyptus with this table setting a few years ago, and last year I made a pastel & metallics advent calendar, this year... not sure yet but it will be simple and hand crafted.
Brown paper star advent calendar, mini posies for gifts or table settings, message in a bottle advent calendar
Sweetest Swedish candle wreath, blue and white floral wreath, star wreath , giant Joy Christmas wreath
I have to admit to feeling pretty exhausted this end of year, its been a busy work year, a full school year for the kids, and an emotional roller coaster with our house on the market. I think that is why I am drawn to these simple natural designs.
The festive season should be a pleasure rather than a chore, so I am giving myself permission to relax into this one and just see what happens, do what we enjoy rather than what I feel we should.
Perhaps there is a life lesson there that it has taken me a rather long time to learn.