Christmastime outside

This year more so than in years past I am using natural elements in my Christmas decor .  Natural greens, pine cones, and branches have been on repeat around here.  I placed the flocked tree in my goat cart by the front door with a vintage sled.  The tree is adorned with nature inspired ornaments,Continue reading “Christmastime outside”

the trimmed Christmas tree

I am glad to say that our Christmas tree for 2020 has been fully trimmed.  I shared here{baubles in a crate} that our tree decorating process had stalled.  It actually had come to a screeching halt.   Mr. M had set it up in it’s place and strung up all the lights.  Yours truly hadContinue reading “the trimmed Christmas tree”

winter greens tablescape

For those who know me and | or follow along regularly, you know I was born in Uruguay.  If you are new here or just getting to know me, well, I was born in Uruguay. 🙂  Although I didn’t have the good fortune to live there very long the culture and customs were ingrained inContinue reading “winter greens tablescape”

baubles in a crate

I love decorating for Christmas!  BUT it can also be stressful and become overwhelming with all the decorating tasks like the tree and the mantel and the front porch and, and, and…  So when I discover an easy decor design that I absolutely love I use the recipe over and over again to simplify theContinue reading “baubles in a crate”

a Christmas mantel

I am still mid stream in Christmas decorating.  SO many things are halfway there or almost done but not quite finished.  Ugh!  It’s driving me nuts but it fits right into the 2020 year MO.  The one thing I do have done is the fireplace mantel in the living room. I don’t necessarily have “themes”Continue reading “a Christmas mantel”

sentiment Christmas tablescape

Hi friends!  Happy first day of December.  ‘Tis the season and I am excited to share this Christmas tablescape with you.  The table was inspired by these wood sentiments at each place setting.  I bought these back in July from The Webster Collection on Etsy, when I did this post{Christmas in July} and prepped aheadContinue reading “sentiment Christmas tablescape”

a vintage door & a petite Christmas tree

I am sharing a little bit of Christmas magic on the back patio.  The weather has been fantastic here in Northern California; perfect for sprinkling a bit of Christmas fairy dust outside. Over the summer I shared how we painted the house a light French Gray by Sherwin Williams {the church pew bench}.  Previous toContinue reading “a vintage door & a petite Christmas tree”

a Christmas tree tradition

When we moved into this house over a decade ago we had to adapt our Christmas tree tradition to fit a 8 foot ceiling home as opposed to our previous vaulted ceiling house and Viola! the Silver tip tree tradition began.!  We love the space between the branches so the ornaments can shine.  WeContinue reading “a Christmas tree tradition”

through the seasons – a Goat Cart

The goat cart on our front porch is one of those things I wanted for a long time until I found THE one!  Everything aligned perfectly: the right quality, the right size and the right price tag.  You can read the whole story how I came about this goat cart in this post: It’s aContinue reading “through the seasons – a Goat Cart”

Christmas in July 2020

I have never understood the Christmas in July phenomenon.  But as I sit here working on my blog with the Hallmark channel on in the background {please don’ t judge} with Christmas movies running on repeat, I cannot help but think about Christmas-time tasks and activities. Although we are a bit away from the ChristmasContinue reading “Christmas in July 2020”