There are many small touches you can add here and there to your holiday decorating.
Just stick a Christmas floral pick into vintage bottles, as I did above, and you've got another Christmas vignette.
(Someone asked me about the SNOW decor with the cardinals above. A blogger sent that to me years and years ago. You asked what it is made of, and it seems to be carved wood.)
Many times it is the simplest of things that make all the difference. I am adding a bit here, a little something there.
Because I don't want the small space I have to be so completely cluttered that I can't focus on what's there.
For instance, standing in the kitchen doorway I can see the twinkling lights in the patio door.
Sounds like a small and insignificant thing really. But it pleases me to see it. And that is what matters.
Or seeing the lights light up my red glasses. All of these things might not matter to some. They might not even notice it.
But if there's one thing I've learned in life, it is to pause and notice the small things that surround you. That is where the joy in life comes from.
All the little things that makes your space yours, and that makes you feel good about where you live.
Some of you wanted to know where I got the ornaments on my candy cane tree.
I have been gathering them over the years. But most of the time when I have bought ornaments, it has been at Hobby Lobby during their half-price sales.
I grabbed my scissors and went outside a little while ago. I was going to see if I could reach any of the small tree branches to cut down and somehow decorate. But it was beginning to rain.
And today I'm in the boot because I went out for a bit yesterday (never a good idea for me to go out two days in a row, it seems) and my ankle was painful all night.
So I decided getting on the step stool today was clearly a bad idea!
I will focus today on making a meatloaf and starting to put together an arrangement for my coffee table.
I am really enjoying this "one day at a time" Christmas decorating.
It is giving me time to pause and focus on each thing in a way that wouldn't happen if I was trying to get it done as fast as I could.
This way I enjoy each small step. And I rest my ankle for goodness sake!
I am not rushing to get out a post for you in the early a.m. like I normally do. But instead I'm publishing a post when I get something done, and not trying to go by the clock.