With just a week left for Christmas, the festive mood is on the ascend. Yesterday's snow showers have got our hopes up for a white christmas.
Last two Christmas' we were away from home, travelling, visiting new places.
This year we are enjoying the holidays at home here in Minnesota and hence I have had the time to put things together in our home that brings holiday cheer and festivity.
The stores are buzzing with a mind-boogling array of holiday decorations, ornaments, wreaths and what-nots.
Miniature Christmas trees grouped together at the entryway mirror.
As for me I am drawn to vintage, hand-crafted and simple one of a kind decorations. I love picking up things that have a special meaning to me and my family.
We live in a place where we are covered in snow almost six months of the year. White trees are special.
I like to spread the holiday spirit through our home and not just to one room.
Our guardian angel spreads her rosy glow in one corner.
Our 1968 built home has a beautiful exposed brick fireplace, which is a perfect backdrop for our family stockings.
The Cottage House.
Wooden blocks can convey so many happy emotions.
Holiday decor on our centre table.
Continuing the holiday decor onto our kitchen table. I decided to bring few branches of an evergreen tree, placed it in a glass bottle filled with water and hung some miniature wooden ornaments on it.
Silhouette of the miniature Christmas tree on the kitchen table with winter morning light filtering through.
Moments of happiness derived from such frames forms a large part of the holiday spirit. Sitting on the table planning recipes for cookie parties with large mug of masala chai by my side or lighting twinkling candles at dusk everyday when the sky turns a deep shade of cerulean blue.
Support local artists, buy handmade, buy from small business' or just DIY! There are so many simple holiday DIY's. If you plan to try then do check out my Pinterest
American Swedish Institute holiday market.
Add your own style to decorating, change the bedspreads to red, white or gold. A fresh dishtowel with holiday prints or even a simple star on the shelf can bring in the holiday spirit.
Our christmas tree shimmers adorning vintage and hand-crafted ornaments.
A season to reflect on the year gone by, a deep sense of gratitude for all the good that happened this year, of all the accomplished tasks, life lessons learnt, of first snowflakes softly falling to the ground, a prayer for peace in the world, more appreciation for family and friends who touch our lives in so many ways and to be a better person.
The glittering lights at dusk always brings a sense of calm.
Wishing all lovely readers of Rang Decor a very merry Christmas & Happy New Year. May each one of us find the strength to make a difference in this world of ours in our own way.
As I sign off for the year, I share this quote that totally says it all:-)
'Maybe Christmas,' he thought, 'doesn't come from a store.
Maybe Christmas...perhaps...means a little bit more?'
~The Grinch from, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas
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