Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Keeping It Simple

For some reason it took me longer to get in the mood to decorate for the holidays this year.  Some winter/Christmas items didn't come out of the totes this time around, so compared to last year I'm keeping it simple.

Let's start with the mantle in the sitting room.  I went with a softer, quieter look... 



 

The tree, a little more subdued...


A few accents in the kitchen...



My Santa display in the family room...



I think this Santa has to be the most favourite thing I have ever stitched.  It always hangs on the door to greet our guests...


To me a big part of the holiday season is having a great smelling house, so lots of candles and my new Scentsy warmer which I got as a Christmas gift this year... thanks Anita!

So even though the decorations are simpler this year, I know it won't take away from the real meaning of what this time of year is all about; spending time with family and friends.  Just being together with the ones we love...

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

Tracey

7 comments:

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous as always!!

I LOVE the "Joy" on the mantle. Catches your eye right away. (you know me and my love for shiny bling things!)

The Christmas Eve reindeer stitching is a new Fave for me! I must stitch up that one... in my free time of course.

Wishing all our followers a Wonder Filled, Joyous, Effortless and Stress Free Christmas !!!

Warm Hugs from Bonnie of the 4 from Forest!

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely, Tracey...Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you & yours!!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Every picture is more inviting that the last and I see Santa in there looking to see who's being naughty and nice... Gotta love that grater, what a cool idear! I totally agree of having candles burning throughout the house, just kind of gives it that little extra.
Be always in stitches,,,
ps. loose the idea of me getting up in front of anyone with anything to say, just give me a piece of stitching to frame or something to hide, and everything will be good... kay,,, just say'n

Tammy said...

Looks really nice!!

Catherine said...

Your mantle and decorations are simply wonderful! I think that keeping things simpler actually brings one closer to what Christmas is really all about! Hope you have a Merry Simple Christmas!

Kerry said...

Merry Christmas to the 4 in Forest. Hope you all have a great Christmas and all the best for 2012
I love all the decorations!

Trina said...

Everything looks so beautiful! Merry Christmas to you Fab 4 from Forest and I wish nothing but the best for you all in the New Year!

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