Only two days until Christmas! I've been excited but also a little frazzled this season because I finished gift shopping and wrapping much later than I usually do! I'm not so sure wrapping far in advance would've done me much good this year anyway, though - we've had to block off the tree with a baby gate because baby girl is determined to pull off every ornament and strand of ribbon that she can. She also likes to tear up paper and eat it, so one can imagine what she would do to wrapped gifts...
As my son and I stood in the kitchen making our pumpkin pie the other day, I began to reflect upon what that space looked like two years ago at this time - completely gutted.
Have you ever watched "A Charlie Brown Christmas?" Well, if you are familiar with it, you know that part when all the kids are making fun of that twig of a tree and Charlie Brown tells them all that he doesn't care...that it will be perfect...and besides, that little tree needs him? That, my friends, is how I felt about this antique church pew.
I had been looking for something to break up all the white. I mean, I love the brightness of my white kitchen - it's what I've always wanted - but it just needed some contrast.
I know we haven't known each other that long (a guess for a few of you, we have!), but I want you to know something: I would never recommend something to you if it didn't fit into all three of these categories:
Some people like to decorate every nook and cranny for each season or holiday. I'm not one of those people. I have my areas I change out seasonally, but I like to keep things pretty simple because...what's that law of physics...what goes up must come down?
"Creating a home you love" is not only about decor. Shaping your living space into a home is much more than finding the right throw pillows or wreath. It includes the meals you eat, the smells and sounds that fill your space, and most of all the people with whom you share that space.