|I don't have any good pictures of the tree, so this is as good as it gets!|
Note the DIY garland strung across the otherwise bare windows.
Doing what I do and being who I am, I needed everything in its place. The house needed to be in order, the halls perfectly decked and the food perfectly plated.
|I love how this garland came out, strung across the wreath on our front door |
wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!
Instead, what we did was minor holiday decor, a wreath on the front door to welcome guests and a tree in the living room corner as the focal point. The rest was all candles, florals and greenery.
|I found this jingle bell garland at Home Goods and decided|
to string it up as a card holder in the entryway.
|I love this little Christmas gnome found at Target.|
P & I moved the dining table into the living room and used that as the food station, where we served a variety of meats, cheeses, veggies with dips and pigs in a blanket. Since there was no outlet here, we used a coffee table in the corner as a station for the little crock pot which contained spinach artichoke dip and a freshly cut baguette.
We cleared the coffee cart to be used as a coffee and dessert station, and we set up the small counter next to the fridge for drinks, using an ice bucket for the white wine, champagne and sparkling cider, with a bottle of red and a stack of cups along side.
Nobody commented on the decor or lack of decor, everyone ate the food, enjoyed the wine and bubbly, and there was plenty of laughter to last the night.
|Brantley didn't shower, but he was very pleasant |
and had a great time with all the company that was obviously there just for him!
Did you do any hosting this holiday season? How did it go?