November 24, 2020

Take your lead from nature's bounty when adorning your home this year ~ 

Decorating for the holidays starts earlier and earlier!  Lights, shiny balls and artificial trees were adorning stores and malls well before Halloween this year!  I guess nothing should surprise us since it is 2020, right? 

As I researched photos we would all drool over for our own home decor, I was especially drawn to nature's boughs of spruce, pine and eucalyptus for that old fashioned Christmas and Holiday spirit of days gone by. 🎄

For me, nothing gets me in the spirit better than the fresh smell of Balsam Fir - albeit the real deal or a candle.  Add a little Bing Crosby and spiced warm wine and you have an evening for creating new memories as well as reminiscing celebrations from the past. (And no, I am not dating myself with good ole Bing since my son and his wife love the old crooners as well as I do 😉)

The selection which follows are but a few of my favorite holiday decorations - Christmas and Hanukkah alike.  No matter how or what you choose to celebrate ~ a few pine branches, sparkly lights and a bit of imagination will go a long way to creating a welcoming home for friends and family.

I for one am so grateful for all I have experienced and learned this year... and will not waste any opportunity to tell my loved ones how I feel about them!


Green Christmas decorations for the wall and table.

Source:  FillYourHomeWithLove

Home decor and accessories displayed in a cabinet with transparent doors

Source:  McGee and Co

A table decorated with 4 small Christmas trees.

Source:  Between You and Me Designs

Row of dining chairs with wreaths hanged on them.

Source:  Walmart Pinterest

Green wreath hanged to a wall in a room with silver and gold color scheme.

Source:  ipinimg.com

A room with various holiday decorations including a wreath, ornaments, and candles.

Source:  Bloglovin

Festively decorated children's bedroom with Christmas socks, twinkling stars, and a beautifully adorned Christmas tree.

Source:  Ballard Designs 

Hanukkah holiday decor with blue and silver ornaments and candles set on top gift boxes.

Source:  BHG

An indoor fireplace with greenery and candles on the mantle.

Source:  Francoisetmoi  

White-colored living room styled with Christmas tree branches.

Source:  My Vintage Porch

Christmas ornaments hanged on a piece of decor that looks like ladder

Source:  The Art of Doing Stuff

Decorative candles on a dark serving tray.

Source:  Vintage House Blogspot

Christmas tree in the corner of the room, white counter against the wall.

Source:  The Art of Doing Stuff

A table setting with square plates, tableware and candles.

Source:  InStyle; Photo - Fran Parente

Festively decorated outdoor dining table with dark red and white pillows as a sitting arrangement.

Source:  Inspired By This

Tapas board with assorted snacks on it.

Source:  Inspired By This

White Christmas stockings suspended above the dark green fireplace.

Source: White Picket Farm House Blog