Hi . . . How are you?
Well . . . at least my 2018 Christmas look is.
Three factors determined our holiday decor this year.
- Low energy & ambition .
- Quick thrift trip
The last half of this year has been a circus of doctors, surgeons, hospitals and appointments, which has put energy levels, ambition and creativity on a constant roller coaster ride. Things are much improved but still not up to par.
When Hubs began gathering the decoration bins, most sat unopened, as my mood quickly changed from excitement to exhaustion. A peek at the ornament boxes revealed the blue, white and silver pieces on top, so that became our 2018 color scheme.
Holidays mean Hubs gladly allows me to do all of the decorating, especially the BIG tree. Below is a look from past years.
The second obstacle this season is Della, our eight month puppy.
While still cute . . . not so small anymore.
She can only lay on top of that chair now.
So no big tree this time! Not yet grown out of her puppy personality (destructiveness).
The blues became official with a quick trip to a favorite thrift store, where ALL CHRISTMAS items happened to be 1/2 off. Some great pieces, and so many in blue hues.
So at home, a blue Christmas it is, which works quite well with the new accent color we’re using in our open dining/kitchen area.
A small tree instead of the tall.
Little vignettes on the tables . . .
. . . and the wall
Cabinet tops join in, with glass, trees, plates and tins.
Our hutch is the place most fun. Della can’t reach so it’s a safe one
Two nativity sets are always a go . . .
. . . it’s modern in the bedroom . . .
and traditional on the piano.
With this Christmas of blue, my hopes are that you will enjoy this colorful season, too. Have a wonderful holiday, stay safe and warm, and we’ll meet the new year together.
Merry Christmas from me and the Hubs 🙂
Later – Cheryl
Cheryl it all looks so beautiful. You’ve been busy and have more energy than me.
Your opinion always means a lot to me, Sharon, as I find your displays so enjoyable. Merry Christmas 🙂
So good to hear from you and I think the blue is a fine change from traditional red and green.
You have done far more than I, to decorate. I am relying on my lovely 8 year old reflowering pointsetta
Hi, N. Hope the holidays are stress free out there, for you. Thanks for stopping by. I always enjoy hearing from you. Happy holidays.
Cheryl we went with less this year as well and I love it. There was more time to enjoy the season, less cleaning, setting up and lugging stuff from room to room. Your blue touches are wonderful…I hope you’re still enjoying them! Happy New Year!
I agree, Kim. It has been a much more relaxed holiday season this year. Hope your new year is great, too.