I have taken a pretty simple approach to holiday decorating, partly because I have very little storage space, but mostly because I am sort of a “less is more” kind of person anyway (except when it comes to children–smile). But seriously, because there are so many personalities and schedules to manage in our home, I find this approach to be streamlined and uncomplicated. Cue the box on the windowsill: it can be filled with all manner of different seasonal (read perishable) things that can simply be discarded when we are done with them.
Rachel and I went for a walk in the woods and gathered the greens for the wooden box. This box was inspired by Liz at Love Grows Wild. Just as Liz had done, I put wheat stems in it back in November, but now I am enjoying this festive look for winter.
I had purchased this “Merry Christmas” sign at the Gardener’s Supply Outlet last spring and was anxious to finally hang it come December. In January, it will fit very easily in a closet when I replace it for the rest of the year with our wooden Jericho, VT sign (no place like home!).
I sewed the curtain valances, taking inspiration from Jenni’s mom at Dear Lillie.
Also, I just want to say that I really love the Iowa pine scent of Mrs. Meyer’s soap. A caveat: I have found it is best to order early as it sells out quickly!