It's finally here, the night before Christmas. The garland is lit and the tree is decked out. Only a few tasks to complete before we will call it a night. The presents are wrapped and under the tree... Cookies are ready for a midnight snack... And we are in our Christmas jammies ready for bed!… Continue reading The Night Before Christmas at My Home On Elderwood
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Autumn in Dusty Shades of Teal
I believe there are three different philosophies that have developed over the years in regards to Thanksgiving and Christmas. The first one is you do not start decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving Day. The second is Thanksgiving is an extension of Christmas so lets put the tree up on Thanksgiving Day. The third and… Continue reading Autumn in Dusty Shades of Teal
Spreading Christmas Cheer in the Dining Room
I am continuing to deck the halls in my dining room, and I just finished the built in buffet. I wanted to have the feeling of being ready to entertain at a moments notice, so I could easily swap out the ornaments for cookies and other assorted sweets and warm up a pot of cinnamon… Continue reading Spreading Christmas Cheer in the Dining Room
My Bright and Cheery Fireplace and Mantel
I gathered all the inspiration I could from my previous post on Christmas's of 1958, which is the year my Home On Elderwood was built. Now, I have taken that theme and made it work for my family's Christmas of 2020. The main inspiration I took away from 1958 is the colors. They are brighter… Continue reading My Bright and Cheery Fireplace and Mantel
How I Decorated My House For The Holidays This Year
You will notice in the pictures below a key piece of Christmas is missing from my home. I actually didn't put up a tree this year, can you believe it! Well, I can. I'm a fake tree kind of girl. Mostly, I don't want to worry about the tree drying out, falling needles, and getting… Continue reading How I Decorated My House For The Holidays This Year
Early Snow Inspires Holiday Cheer!
Well, winter arrived early in my little half acre of Ohio. Even though it was freezing and icy, and I still had my mums growing in my flower boxes, I thought the snow was beautiful. It definitely put me in the mood for Christmas. Who needs Thanksgiving anyways, we have Halloween for our fall apple… Continue reading Early Snow Inspires Holiday Cheer!