Then again, a light touch suits me.
The first photo shows the placement of my sweet smelling fir tree. It's planted on the one suitably sized piece of old hardwood available and, when the lights are twinking in the evening, I feel that I'm sharing it with my neighbours.
The tree ornaments, primarily gifts, are a motley collection assembled over the years. The table in the foreground provides a perch for an angel to rest her wings.
A tiny snowman tucked into the weathered window frame, a lamp with a red floral shade, and the soft flannel quilt add a subtle touch of cozy holiday cheer.
Sunlight is this room's best friend.
Looking towards the dining area, you'll spot some red dogwood branches (from a neighbour's shrub) with hydrangeas from my garden, a reindeer plant holder, some jolly handcrafted gents and an outdoor lantern. Maybe a carpet would be a good idea! Thoughts?
Things are simple in my home.
There is candlelight and comfy chairs...
the warm glow of the sun, pools of lamplight...
and the soft shimmer of tiny white lights on the Christmas tree.
Put your feet up while I make some tea.
Thank you to Brenda at "Cozy Little House" and Claudia at "Mockingbird Hill Cottage" for inviting everyone to participate in their wonderful "Defending the Small House" series. Please visit them to see their lovely homes and each woman's personal style. They don't so much "defend" the small house as "celebrate" it!