In keeping with my mantra to make my holiday decorating much simpler this year, I didn’t adorn the banister with garland. Instead, I hung a thick, bright green moss wreath over the small buffet in the foyer.
Sun constantly streams through the second-story window in the mornings, filling the entry with an overabundance of light. It really makes the color of the mossy green wreath stand out.
The brown velvet ribbon is pure simplicity. The big puffy wreath was purchased at the French Hen Farm sale a few weeks ago. I just HAD to have it, so I asked Linda’s husband to find me one while I waited in the checkout line!
The brown and gold tree is in the same place it was last year, and once again, I created a small greenery tray with mercury glass ornaments and faux, wet snow. A small collection of of neutral colored angels adds to the tabletop.
Doesn’t this snow look real? It glimmers and shines just like the real thing! And I sure know the real thing- I just came in from doing the driveway for the second time today.
This praying angel is new, but she looks old, with her distressed paint finish. I used the same three ornament balls that I used in the dining room last year as vases for some boxwood sprigs. The glass balls are simply hot-glued onto small mirrors and topped off with some of the glimmering “snow.”
Three young angels grace this side of the table. I used the bisque babies in my cloches last year. The girl angel was another purchase from the French Hen Farm sale. I love the sweet innocence of all of them.
I love her facial expression and don’t even mind her chippiness.
The burlap stockings were a gift from Rachel @ French Farmhouse 425. I recently won her give-away and these were part of the many goodies I received. I love how they fit in so well with the natural theme of the entryway. If you’d like to see what else she sent me, visit here. I’ll be setting out the rest of my treasures from her soon. Thanks, Rachel. ♥
The tree shimmers with various shades of brown and gold and is filled with feathers, ribbons, glittery ornaments, and shiny florals.
This giant sized glass ornament is one of two favorites on this tree.
This is the other of my favorites….
The feather tree topper looks a little like a head dress and I think it makes a wonderful background for the glass bird topper.
Love his golden crown and beak.
Santa looks very regal at the base of the tree, dressed in his gold and white robes .
The house looks pretty festive these days…. finally!! I think I’ll be leaving up the decorations longer than usual, since they went up so late. Why shouldn’t we enjoy them into the month of January? The weather will be drab and cold, so they’ll help keep our disposition cheery! Hope all of you are enjoying the season, as well.
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