Two sleeps until Christmas and I managed to pull together my first blog post in months. I have been sharing progress on our new old house on Instagram quite a bit and Facebook as well. I just haven't had the whole house photo ready when it has been decently light in awhile. Usually, we have our dining room table covered in books and projects which is okay. I, for one, would rather see a semi clean room.
One of the best things about moving is finding new homes for your old stuff and loving it all as if it was new again. And, it was no different pulling out our Christmas things. I had purged a lot of extra stuff last year, so I didn't have much to sort.
The place got snowflaked as usual. I made a few new things, but I really tried to keep things super simple. It is easy to overwhelm this smaller space with stuff.
We weren't near my favorite place to buy mistletoe this year, so I made a little felt kissing ball to hang in the arch between the living room and the dining room.
I made some new stockings this year. I loved our old silhouette ones, but I also love change! I recently learned how to knit socks, so I decided to knit some giant socks!
I bought very little to decorate with this year. The poinsettias and the tree were just about it. I foraged the yard for red berries and some cedar clippings to put in beakers and birch pots.
We finally managed to use our drum over a tree stand. It wasn't easy. It wasn't pretty getting it up. It may be tilting ever so slightly at the moment, but my whim was fulfilled.
I made some letters out of felt for the wall above the mantle and I also made some slightly larger ones to pin on our stockings. I "borrowed" or "shared" the magnolia leaves from an empty house on our street in order to make the wreath around the letters. I like the way the green has faded now.
I decorated the kitchen just a bit and the bedrooms too, but I haven't been able to get a good photo of them. I will post more progress house updates after the New Year. I have to be honest, Instagram is my outlet of choice right now, since my Mac has been under the weather. We have done a lot to the house, but there is quite a bit to go, especially the small details.
I hope you all have a wonderful, cozy holiday! Happy Christmas Everyone!