is rather simple.
We never have gone overboard and I often wonder why.
I suppose keeping things simple and stress free is what's behind our minimalist philosophy.
I love seeing beautifully decorated homes at Christmas and often go on the annual Art Gallery fundraiser which showcases homes dressed to the nines.
We will have a live tree in the "Charlie Brown Style" and decorate it with vintage ornaments that we have collected over the past 40 years but that happens very close to Christmas Eve.
We tend to opt for natural flourishes rather than the artificial.
I will be purchasing some red twigs with red berries or rose hips to add to the greenery...
maybe some variegated holly but I haven't found an abundance of it in my travels yet.
My BFF told me of a new shop that has opened up and I am planning to pay them a visit this weekend.
Cones collected from the heritage trees in the cemetery after a gale force storm.
Arts and Crafts Weller jardinere
The traditional wreath
hanging on the newly crafted door which is in the same style as the 100 year old one which delaminated.
As we are a designated heritage home we need to maintain in the original style all the exterior details.
I have used a plastic suction cup on the glass to hang it from as Mr. HB did not want to put any holes in the wood.
Chester broke off a stem from the poinsettia (!)
so I added it with some dusty miller and made a bathroom posy.
They don't look too naughty right now...
when we have the tree decorating I am sure that they will be up to their usual tricks!
Hope that your week is off to a great start.
Be Well, Be Kind and Be Lovely!