Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Simple Plan

 Did I mention that I went simple this year?  This is not to refer to my mental state, but my style of holiday decorating. Despite my petitioning for a 48-hour day, there is just never enough time, it seems, to get everything done. How I managed, when my boys were young, to put up a unique theme tree in each of the nine rooms of our house is truly beyond me. Oh, the energy that I used to have back then, plus a husband who was gone for a good portion of the day. But I digress...

This year the mantle is a simple combination of candles and greenery with silhouettes of Scrooge and Bob Cratchit and Tiny Tim, along with a very dear pair of Fitz & Floyd deer that used to grace the very elegant tables of my mother's annual (for fifty years) Christmas brunch. Those sweet faces remind me of her and how happy she would be watching everyone enjoy the holiday. A Santa pillow, snuggly throw, and blazing fire add to the Christmas coziness. All I need now is a cup of cocoa.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

First of all, I laughed so hard when I read the following...

"This is not to refer to my mental state, but my style of holiday decorating."

You silly! ;-)

Then I smiled when I read the rest. Like you, I see my mother (and my MIL) smiling and enjoying watching everyone enjoy Christmas. Mama, my aunt, and Granny (their mother) would work tirelessly and happily together, and I have no doubt that they are doing the same thing in Heaven. They were the Three Musketeers when it came to Christmas! ;-)

I like the simple look. And I like the fact that you used meaningful things to make your new home look warm and cozy, and it does. I want to curl up in that chair next to the fire.

Sending you a great big hug this Christmas and all good wishes for a wonderful holiday and the coming year.



Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Your "simple" is truly stunning. Merry Christmas. Hugs, marty