Partly due to the fact that we won’t be hosting or around much this year, our Christmas decorations are pretty minimal. I’m loving it though! The touch of warmth, and holiday cheer is just enough to get you in the spirit.
Of the few decorations I have out, two of them are new.
I gravitate to more of a natural decorating scheme and I’m loving my ‘Noel’ I played hunter gatherer for. I fell in love with this light up wooden star at Michael’s and when there was a big sale, plus a coupon, I got the normally priced star for $18 ($50 regular price). Big plus is it’s battery operated and not electric so I can put it anywhere without worrying about cords all over the place. I knew I wanted to spell either JOY or NOEL and decided on Noel. Now comes the hunter gatherer part. 🙂
I found a letter ‘N’ also at Michael’s. The white is natural and pretty and surprisingly this letter stands up on its own. I also picked out the ‘E’ at Michael’s. It’s more 3D and paper mache. I wanted a different texture so with a little hot glue and twine I wrapped the letter E. Now came the hard part. I was literally left with NO L.
I went to a few other craft places and no luck. I didn’t find an ‘L’ that was different than the first two letters I had. Finally I ended up at Hobby Lobby and picked out a cool metal ‘L’ but it was too small and looked funny with the other letters. Returned it and grabbed an ‘L’ that I knew wouldn’t stand up on its own so I also bought some little wooden blocks and glued them behind and spray painted it silver for another texture and color element. I LOVE the way it turned out!
My moment of weakness this holiday season came when I bought this Pottery Barn Outlet Partridge in a Pear Tree Salt and Pepper shaker. SO not me, hence the moment of weakness but I love it! I’m secretly hoping they come out with a new one from the 12 Days of Christmas each year.
Pear (ha, pun intended) that with some holiday scents and we are feeling pretty cozy this season!