What a joyful time of year it is! I’ll admit, I may have been caught listening to the Christmas station as early as October this year, but now it’s December and I’m in the don’t-give-me-anymore-crap zone…Christmas is officially here. It’s during this time of year, especially, that I’m extra thankful to be able to stay home with my kiddos everyday…mmmmm, on the days like today, Michael Buble sings us carols while we make pumpkin pancakes & hot cocoa, decorate gingerbread, cut out snowflakes, and maybe throw in a load of laundry or sort the tupperware in between licking spoons from every single batch of holiday cheer.
When a house is full of littles, every day is filled with wonder, and none more so than these. From my 3yo pointing out every light display from here to Target, and my babies feeling snowflakes on their big eyelashes for the first time, to my 5yo wrapping up everything we own and putting it under the tree (today she gifted me a bobblehead and one of my wisks)…it’s magic.
And maaaybe I’m a little bit of a kid at heart as well. I was just giddy to trim our house this week…
Oh, and my favorite new trimming of all is this homemade porch sign to welcome guests! It’s an old window that I rescued from a back alley trash heap. I painted the top window with chalkboard paint, and added a festive bow and some bright poppy flowers. Eeek! I adore it!!!
By the way, I found this Youtube tutorial so helpful on making the bow. I’m a novice bow-maker, but my confidence really got a boost after this one!
And speaking of holiday trimmings, I suppose it’s not too late to share about my Thanksgiving table. I know…awkward random add-in, but I can’t not share about it, and each day that goes by is a day further from Thanksgiving! Ah!
I was so honored to host this year, and it was such a joy to get the table all set and ready for the big meal. This was our first holiday meal in this new house, and we salvaged this big fat farm table just for this purpose- big family dinners- so this was extra special Thanksgiving.
My inspiration behind the tablescape was honestly just to use what I had…I collect the pretty white milk glass, as well as the silver candlesticks…paired with some natural greens, and a few mason jars with candles, and it really felt lovely to me. A bit lighter and fresher than I typically do for Thanksgiving, but I loved the change, and could envision this equally lovely for Easter with a pretty white runner.
When I spotted these aqua burlap roses at my local craft store, it was love at first sight. You must come home with me, pretty little blooms!
They were just lovely tied up in some twine on my grandmother’s precious antique china.
And lastly, a little something special for my old yellow chairs. Really made the meal feel even more special…almost like a wedding dinner.
Did I mention I love the holidays? From Thanksgiving to Christmas, and every day in between, ’tis the season to be jolly!