[white] How I love the house decorated for the holidays. This year seems to be super busy, and it was hard to find the time to buy the tree and get the boxes of decorations from the barn, but once it is done I am so glad.
This has to be the best time of year to fill the home with family and friends. Roaring fires, twinkling candles, the soft perfume of the tree, and extra greenery at windows and on mantels.
Today we had our first big pre-Christmas lunch, with friends who’ll be travelling south for the holidays. A special moment of sharing and enjoyment. Laughing at silly jokes, discussing the best way to bake a turkey or make a favourite dessert … normal French chat.
The tree is up in the sitting room, and yes I did go with touches of pink for the first time this year. I like it, sort of gentle and minimalist. It feels restful and calm.
In the dining room I hung glass and baubles from the candle chandelier over the table, and used simple red roses in white jugs. [white]A fairly clean and crisp look for the table, with some red and green. With bright winter sunshine streaming through the window, it felt just right.[white]
Hope you are enjoying the lead up to the holidays, and making the most of family and friends.