This year my aim was to decorate the house in a more minimal style than has been my usual. I relied on lots of greenery and sparsely styled little vignettes throughout the main living area.
I love a big dramatic floral arrangement. This is Ilex which will last a long time.
I would have loved to have styled this shot with a fire but we are in an epic "no burn" marathon in SF because of the high pressure zone that is parked over the West coast. No fires allowed because of poor air quality. It is so dry in the Bay Area it is freaky.
This year I decided to forgo the christmas village scene I usually do (I have a collection of about a dozen houses that I've collected with my boys over the years). Instead we set up a vintage Marklin train set that was a miraculous street find a few years back and which actually works.
Bay leaf arrangement with little bird.
Stockings are everybody's favorite opening item. We try to stuff them with interesting little items, soaps, etc. I made these out of felt.
One of my sisters made that hawaiian clothespin ornament when we were little. I have many vintage ornaments from my when I was a girl.
And there you have it. Cheers and have a wonderful holiday.