Saturday, December 11, 2010

Simplement Noël

 I have always gone under the banner of less is more when it comes to decorating so it only made sense to take that same approach at Christmas.  Our kitchen has just recently been renovated. We also ripped out all the various other flooring, ceramic and hardwood to install the same hardwood flooring throughout the main level of our home. And now, we are just waiting until after the holidays to start painting so the walls are more or less half completed.  I did not want to pass the holidays with paint cans so we put that on hold. So, with that little explanation out of the way, I hope you enjoy the simple touches we made to create a holiday vibe in our home at this special time of year! Funny to start with the bathroom but the sliding door into the bathroom is seen right off of the kitchen so we felt it warranted a nice bouquet of evergreen branches.
 The wreaths are simple and all-natural and the angel statue has been around for years so we like to give her a spot by the window. When the sun shines through she appears to light up. Three simple voltive candles sit on the window sill.
 The kitchen and the pantry are home to the carved Santas that my sister made for myself and our children years ago.  They are a Christmas favourite.  We have a curtain covering the washer and dryer in the pantry and that has been changed to red velvet to give it a more festive flair.
 The chandelier was decorated by my teenage daughter this year with cedar boughs and silver balls. It makes a stunning arrangement for dinners during the holiday season.
An antique post office turned wine rack hosts our only faux evergreen decorations.
The amaryllis flower plays a special role in our decorating scheme every year.  I keep a few extra bulbs going in our bathroom window so that we can enjoy them for at least a month.  Yep, I love them!

 The Christmas tree is placed between the livingroom and the seating area off of the kitchen so that we can enjoy it from many different angles.

I do love this tree but I am somewhat nostalgic for the old trees we had in the past.  It was our tradition to go into the woods and cut down a tree.  It was usually a tree that was struggling, not the belle of the ball variety.....but unfortunately we could not do that this year.  Anyway, I am including one of my favourites from last year.

Well, Merry Christmas everyone!!!

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  1. your home looks completely beautiful and your Christmas decorations could not be any more charming. Makes me want to be a guest!!

  2. Thanks poindextr and Sue Rogers7! We were so happy to have our kitchen renovation done in time for the holidays. Well, I say done, but as you probably know it never totally feels light to buy....some grout left to do and so on..... :)
    A tantôt!


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