At the first hint of chill in the air, my thoughts turn to Christmas. My mind and heart begin to fill with visions of sugar plums indeed. My weekly menu turns decidedly toward comfort food and I begin rummaging in my brain for homemade Christmas gift ideas for my loved ones. I begin hauling out first the autumn decorations and later the Christmas, decking my halls and every other available surface. I take delight in the season, the magic, wonder and glory of it all. This blog was born from that delight. Here you will find dinner ideas, crafts, decor, stories, memories, and music. Some ideas will be entirely mine, but I will also include anything cute I come across that I think you might like to see, credit given to the creator or source. Please leave me your ideas in the comments and any other feedback you'd like to give.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Or Maybe Not...

As I continue to think about how I want to decorate for Christmas this year, I keep going back to the rustic look I did in our family room last year.

I used the old shed door as the rustic backdrop and kept to warm, cozy colors- the traditional red and green. I really enjoyed coming into the room and cuddling up by the Christmas tree. I think it's time to really think this all through and come up with a clear cut plan. I'm leaning toward doing something a bit lighter with cleaner lines upstairs, then the rustic look down in the family room again. That way we get the best of both worlds.

Today I want to share a beauty from Pottery Barn. I love this twig snowflake and it would be fabulous as part of the rustic/woodsy family room decor.

But I'm thinking...couldn't I make that? I think this would be a fun project to try with the kids.

Check back to see how we do.