Monday, November 26, 2012

First Touches of Christmas- china hutch

I have to say this year I started decorating and 10 minutes into it.....every ounce of inspiration left me.
Perhaps it is the early Thanksgiving, or too many cloudy days,
maybe the dread of hauling everything out and putting it back.
I still managed to get things up but this year I feel I will be tweaking a lot.

 For now....small touches in the china hutch are just enough to spark my satisfaction, I love leaving most of my regular items out , I used to pack so much away and redo entire areas. That has proven to be too much work, I have chosen to opt for simpler decor and things that store easily.

Tucking in bulbs, greenery, and beads gives the sparkle without needing to "redo".

The more vintage items I collect the less I want to store them away for the season, gone are all the stuffed Santas, most of the nick knacks, and the kid type decor, which now allows me to incorporate those small touches in more areas with less items.
 I still see so many great ideas around the web I would like to do sometime, each year I wean out a few more things.
With both our kids out of the house for the first Christmas I have pawned off many decorations to them, I can now simplify decorating.....until grandbabies come along and I once again house a giant dancing reindeer or entertain an elf on the shelf.

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blessings and thanks for visiting


Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

So pretty! Love the pops of color. I'm eyeing how you store your potatoes and onions - so clever!

Susan said...

I love your copper colors you used in your decorating. Those are the colors I have went for in my family room and sunroom.
I used traditional red and green in the Master Bedroom. In the guest room are more pastel colors.

Shelia said...

Hi Shannon! Everything looks so pretty.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

chateau chic said...

Funny, I felt the same way this year. Had a hard time getting inspired. Your hutch is looking pretty!
Mary Alice

Katherine Wolak said...

Im loving your Christmas tweaks!!!! These are absolutely lovely!


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Great ideas!! Everything looks so pretty!


Beth said...

Your hutch looks very pretty. There is definitely something to be said for simplifying. Merry Christmas!

Barbara F. said...

Great job on the hutch, and I love the ornaments in the strainer, too. Visiting from Kathy's blog. xo

LV said...

You will get re-inspired in a few days. It is hard to get in the mood in Texas. Too hot and dry.

Pat transplanted to MN said...

Well I started yesterday and today and am really doing less, we plan to depart for a southward soon so tree will stay in its box, unless the weather messes us up. I love getting things out and decorating, BUT I despise putting things away, so I am doing humbug, just don't feel like it. I am using lots of picks and glittering balls as you have too, I save these picks and they really do jazz things up.

J9's Happiness in the Every Day said...

So pretty!! Spread the decorating out and spread the enjoyment!! Little by little it won't feel so overwhelming! Your little touches make a big difference though! Thanks J9 x

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

I love your gorgeous rusty chippy baskets on the wall and the cute all of it!

Pamela said...

Love all your touches! Puts ya right in the holiday spirit. Thanx for coming to THT.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Shannon,
I love your touches of Christmas. My favorite is the colander filled with bulbs. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup. I really need to down size, but somehow it isn't happening.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Looking lovely Shannon. Thank you for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday.

Sherry said...

Looking good! Thank you for joining HSH!


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