As I mentioned a few days ago, I've been really into the simple, natural Christmas look the last few years. You know, the look where you plunk a plain little tree into a metal bucket and call it a day? That's totally a style, right? I've been trying to make up a name for it but they all sound silly. Cottage minimalist Christmas? Simple Scandinavian Christmas? Au natural Christmas? Anti-bling Christmas? Scandinavian Country Christmas? Bare-Naked Cottage Christmas? (All name ideas welcome in the comments.)
So, we have a little shelf in our front entry that is so teeny I thought it would be the perfect place to start some decorating.
Framed Doorknob Plates - DIY Project
Small White Jug - Homesense
Fir Branches - The Great Outdoors
Bell - Antique Store
Pine Cones - Michael's
Bells - Michael's
Twine - Michael's
Cinnamon Heart - Local Craft Show
Since I had almost all of the items already, this little spot cost less than $10 to whip up. I couldn't find my stash of bells so I had to go and buy a small container for $7.99. Since I only used three of them, I have quite a bit left for another project or two.
Next up: Christmas Treeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
Oh yeah, on the home front I am so sad to share that we were out and about all weekend (Christmas Party, Christmas shopping, etc.) and my little Coopie-Doopie caught his first ever cold. He has been sniffling and coughing for the last few days (meanwhile my little heart has been breaking). We are locking ourselves in the house for the rest of the week and I am officially on baby-booger duty. That involves quite a bit of rocking, snuggling, steamy baths, and watching t.v. in bed.
Here is my little sicky. Don't worry about the lack of clothes in the picture. I've been turning the heat up to 75 degrees in here as soon as Alex leaves for work in the morning. Hee hee hee!
P.S. Is that a new bed you see in the background? Details to follow. :)
For More Inspiration:
Christmas Mantle Link Party @ Uncommon Designs, Mantle Link Party @ Ten June, Home for the Holidays Mantle Link Party @ Finding Silver Pennies, Christmas Junk Décor Link Party @ Funky Junk Interiors, Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest, Link Up With Me, Liz Marie @ Liz Marie Blog, Happy Hour Link Party @ Design, Dining, and Diapers