Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Show me the green stuff!

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Today I trekked out through the back yard to snip some greenery. I think my favorite part of the holidays is definitely the simplicity of boughs of evergreen draped throughout the house. The scent it divine and the pop of color is so fun against all the white.
And speaking of green and white, my paper white bulbs have blossomed! They smell beeeeautiful and looked fabulous until today when they decided they preferred to grow on a sideways slant, even with some ribbon and a stake...
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We are keeping the holiday decor to a minimum this year and I am sad to report that we won't be putting up a tree. (Take a peek at our tree from last year here)
But I am willing to fore go the tree at home since we are going to be in sunny Palm Springs for the holidays, although I know we will have one there. I am one of those people who really love snow around the holidays, even if it means I have to live with it for 4 more months afterwards, but I am looking forward to our holiday since we will be rendez-vous-ing with my bestie Rebecca and her whole family! I think there will be lots of treasure hunting and shopping in our future...
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But even leaving for the holidays can't stop me from adding some holiday magic. I picked up this mirror at a thrift store recently and decided to go with a dramatic glossy paint. A little out of character but it feels just right in the dining room now.

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You may recall that the dresser was formerly in our entry way but I am soooo over wiping it down and vaccuuming under it constantly as the stairs progress...
We are living amongst a pile of boxes as the hardwood has to acclimate itself to the humidity inside but we are happy to be in the home stretch. We are pretty confident in our floor installation skills after doing so many other rooms so it is exciting to be back in our comfort zone!
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And don't forget to get your last minute entries in for the blog redesign!!

10 comments:

Rene said...

Simply gorgeous Holly!

-Rene

Pinecone said...

Love the paperwhites!! I didn't force any this year, and I think I am running out of time.

I made your newspaper ornaments the other day...and blogged about it (and the ones you made.) Great idea.

Ashlyn

LindseyRockers said...

I dont know a damn thing about gardening but i would venture to guess your flowers are growing at a slant because they're growing toward the light. try putting them under a sunny window for a few days... it shold get them to straighten up

chateaudelille said...

Looks so lovely. We dont have the green stuff so available here so we arent lucky enough to get the scent. We have to burn candles for that. Fiona

Amber's Notebook said...

GORGEOUS HOLLY!!! AHH simplicity at it's best.

Rebecca said...

SO breathtaking! Christmas simplicity at it's best!!! I love the green bough and white bow!I wish I had some trees in my yard I could trim!
We are STOKED about the holidays and hanging with you guys under the desert sun!!!

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

OOOHHH I want all those candles!

Taylor
www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com

Allison said...

It's beautiful Holly! Oh, I love Palm Springs, too.

Kathysue said...

Holly I love the simplicity, You have some of the same elements that I am using this year!!! Great minds and all that!! Have a wonderful time in Palm Springs, sounds Heavenly,Kathysue

Melissa said...

I love the little additions of greenery! I too love natural decorations - now I just need to find a bit of time to add some to my home.

 
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