|Mine are prettier, frothier. You'll see.|
By taste and temperament, I'm a minimalist. (Usually.)
One couldn't say that my holiday decorations are simple necessarily, but they are never a riot of color. I most definitely appreciate that approach chez mes amis, but not chez nous. Our tree is decorated with white lights only, silver and clear glass balls and then our family collection of objects from all over the world are mixed in to break the decorator/decorator ambiance and help us recall wonderful memories.
Oh, yes, nothing blinks -- ever, unless something short circuits.
Our decoration in general (I'm veering off subject for a moment), with one exception, our tiny library, is a "riot" of beige on beige on beige thus permitting the addition of accessories of color (or not) as the spirit moves.
More on the subject next weekend, but this is what I have planned for the front porch.
1.) Paint the doors -- an annual holiday ritual -- to repair the dog scratches.
(I know, I know, they are the sweetest, most well-behaved girls, but somehow we have never been able to drill this discipline into their heads.)
2.) White pansies are already planted in the boxes.
3.) Extra wood in a large basket for quick access to keep the fireplace softly glowing through the evening.
4.) Plain pine wreaths strung with tiny battery operated white bee lights. This is a first, we'll see how that works out. I've never woven lights into wreaths before and I still must figure out how to hide the box with the batteries.
A demain for the weekly line-up.