There are small touches of Christmas appearing in our home….simple Christmas vignettes.
Simple and easy is going to be my theme this year……..I want to slow down and soak it all in, savoring each moment.
I’m adding small touches here and there….petite French Country vignettes….and along with six other French Country bloggers, we are showing you how we are decorating our homes for the holidays.
Be sure and click on their links at the end of the post to visit their beautiful homes.
With the loss of my sister this year, our holidays have taken on a quiet tone, reflecting the stillness that’s in our hearts.
She adored the holidays and always went over the top with decorating for each one.
This time of year is flooded with precious, bittersweet memories that are still so fresh. My heart is heavy with missing her, but also, because of that loss, a renewed awareness of what’s precious.
I’ve decided to savor this holiday season, soaking in the sights and scents, cherishing laughter and conversation with friends and family, intentionally being in each and every moment.
On that note, I don’t want to spend days and days decorating, I want to enjoy what makes this time of year so magical.
So in keeping with my theme of simple and easy, I headed to the attic and brought out a small tree made from grapevines that I’ve had for almost 25 years.
I wrapped it in white lights and then took my stash of dried hydrangeas and poked them in among the vines, as well as some fresh clippings from our yard.
I sat it on top of an old garden urn and then placed it on the chest in the foyer.
I placed a few of my sheep figures, a collection of Our Lady of Grace statues, and an old Neapolitan creche doll of St. Joseph at it’s base. The rest of the vignette consists of candles, moss, and neutral colored Christmas ornaments.
Boxwood wreaths, which I display all year long, were hung on the French chair as well as on the mirror with soft blue velvet ribbons.
My gorgeous old church angel stands as sentinel in the foyer all year….all she needed was a flickering candle and an old sign that my mother gave me long ago…….”Angels Watch Over Me”.
Small touches……white lights, soft throws, boxwood, a sparkly ornament, and a few special pieces, is all the foyer needed.
Look who showed up wanting her picture taken?!? My little monkey, RubyLou.
She has brought so much delight into our lives, with such a cute, animated personality.
She is pure joy and love…..and she loves having her picture taken!
I’ve told her how much you enjoy seeing her!
Thanks for taking the time to see our simple Christmas vignette in the foyer!
I will be putting up a tree next week even though I know it’s early for some, but Thanksgiving and Christmas have always mingled together in our home…….both are the season of gratitude and blessings.
Please be sure to visit all the wonderful posts in this series by clicking on the links below: