Last Thursday, I went to the San Francisco flower mart, hoping to stock up on paperwhites, garlands, wreaths and greenery to deck the halls.
Even though this is our first Christmas in our home, I'm not going all out, instead concentrating on an all natural look using flowers and plants.
I chose holly for its long lasting quality for the newly acquired blue and white porcelain collection.
I love those paperwhites, but they're already spent!
Trader Joes had boxwood wreaths for under $10 and I loaded up to hang them on mirrors.
For the mantel, I chose a leafy garland and white amaryllis.
More of the same garland for the dining room chandelier.
Since we are hosting a holiday dinner next week as well as Christmas dinner for our family, I will end up at the flower mart again for centerpieces, etc.
Where is the tree, Mom?
I know. Coming up...
This year, I'm thinking of just a small, table-top tree to sit atop the piano.
If we're feeling energetic, maybe a large tree in the family room.
I like pacing the decorating throughout the season.
It's more fun that way.
Just put on the carols and deck the halls!
Linking to Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesday.