I didn't want to decorate this year.
Some paperwhites by the living room windows--a first for us this year.
The living room "mantlescape."
The shelves in the kitchen get a silver charger and a snowflake plate, both in silver-grey.
Still loving white flowers. The green sparkly placemats on the table are another nod to Christmas in the kitchen.
Oddly enough, I did add some red to my bedroom.
The little bear belonged to my daughter when she was three. She decided to get rid of her stuffed animals recently and I rescued this one.
But, as for the rest of the house, my husband hauled out the tree and a few boxes of things and I told the family to have at it. Other than stringing the lights thru the tree, putting up the creche and putting out a few things, they really didn't do much.
The tree. I put on the old green, red and gold ribbon chain we made years ago--and then just a few balls. Nothing else--oh except some fake pine smelling sticks which are so awful I removed after about an hour. Actually, I only found about half of them so that corner stinks like a car wash.
That was fine by me. I arranged a few things, put some balls on the tree, and called it done.
A few pretties on the table in the dining room.
This is not "artful, minimal" no-fuss Christmas decor. This is just a few things from the boxes under the stairs. The things that seem to matter to us. The things that say Christmas, I guess.
Over the TV.
How is Christmas coming along at your place?