As I’ve said in prior posts, I’ve done so much less decorating this year than in years past, mostly due to time constraints. And you know what? I’m okay with that. I’m having a hard time coming back from this fall when we put my mom in assisted living, I think I’m just “done” and don’t have the energy for anything else. Seven weeks of my sister and I going through her home and clearing out/cleaning out then having an estate sale, plus getting her settled in at her new home. Fortunately, she is settling in quite well and that relieves my mind a lot.
So here’s my den this year…enjoy!
Sideboard decked out with a garland, white urn filled with shells, coral and ornaments.
I filled the shell the little angel is holding with sugar….an idea I saw in one of Nell Hill’s books.
Now the mantle (or mantel?). Simple lighted garland and Ballard stockings.
This urn sits on the mantel all year, I just added some green balls.
Close up of the cuff
Our little tree in an urn. For the past 5 years we’ve put the urn on a mahogany table so little fingers (grandkids) could not reach it but this year they are 4 & 5 and old enough to put the tree back down on the floor.
Love these green and red ornaments I picked up at Old Time Pottery a few years ago.
I had this huge bow made at Southern Homes & Gardens a couple of years back. It has really long streamers that I weave down the length of the tree.
So there you have my den….just enough to be “Christmas-y” but not over-the-top.
Still to come…my kitchen and dining room.