Having just returned from a quick trip to the southern part of our state to be with my sister
while her husband had cancer surgery,
I'm reminded that while I love the holidays and holiday decorating,
being with those I love is what really matters.
Thankfully, things with my brother-in-law went really well and his prognosis is great
and my sister and I, my nephews and niece-in-law had a great time visiting with one another and even enjoying some laughter while we spent the hours in the waiting during his procedure.
I want my home and holiday decor to reflect my priorities,
to reflect my love for God and my family.
While in the past I may have gone a bit over the top with overly crowded, complicated and cluttered decor, the last few years I want it more simple and less cluttered, more peaceful and more calm.
Here they are again with a few simple Christmas touches.
Above is a wooden caddy that holds some of my Johnson Bros. Christmas dishes and an old marmalade jar that holds some freshly cut boxwood.
Below, a pitcher holding some candy canes and adorned with an old key hanging from a bit of Christmas ribbon is a simple and cheery touch.
This old Santa cup was a recent inexpensive find from Monticello Antiques.
It sits atop a vintage scale.
So simple, but I love it!
Be sure to click on the photo below to see how to enter my giveaway of this
beautiful Ghanaian Market basket!
It's almost Friday, friends!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a BLESSED weekend!