There is a song in the air….
Frosty cold weather outside and warm lit-up,welcoming fireplaces inside the homes, announce the arrival of holiday season. Everyone seems to be in a festive and cheerful mood! The houses, streets and stores are all decked up to welcome the festivities of Christmas and New Year! I love this season….
Ofcourse! I had to invite the Christmas spirit inside my home too and what could have been a better way than decking my front door up.
As you remember from my previous post in summer I had taken up the mammoth task of stencilling my porch, which did leave me with a sore back but left the porch looking gorgeous. and that makes up for it, agree? Although I have to see how it fares out after the winter season, for now my DIY effort is still going strong!
While decorating my home this year the goal was to keep it simple and minimal and who does not like it when it comes to saving the extra dent on the pocket, right! So we were all set, borrowed some ideas from Instagram and Pinterest and set out on my venture. Grab a cup of your coffee, chai etc.. as there are some cozy-warm pics coming your way.
I had to do some pestering too, guess who was my partner in crime…it is an easy guess for those of you who have been with me for sometime. It was my younger one, whom I had to drag along… and it is always becomes more fun when you involve the little heads and gets them into the holiday spirit too! So, I go (in a sweet pleading voice – “Miss E, can you please help me with one of my projects” . Miss E – “Again Mom! (big eyes rolling), what is it this time?”. Me – “a visit to the park darling!” and I had her for this! I had to put in a catch there right? And she goes – Well okay, I will join…. little did she know I had the scissors in my pocket to cut down some fresh pine branches… 😉
So thats what we did, I chopped some fresh pine branches, which we carried back home. I then went ahead and cut few wired leaf strips from the fake christmas garland that I had on my stairs and wired the branches together forming a long garland. A warm scarf and a plaid stockings hanging on the wreath holder gives a cozy and welcoming vibe on cold wintery days. Adding warm lights to the garland did the trick, we had these lights with the plan to hang them up in the backyard pergola during fall, but we never got to it, so glad to bring them to use here. Simple touches your can create the much needed “Hygge” in your homes especially during winter time!
By the time we were done with hanging everything, the sun had moved to the golden hour and it was the best time for me to take some shots and share them with you all. The golden hue on sunny days and evenings, with those twinkling garland lights makes the blue door look more inviting. Do you think so?
So signing off with this last post to wrap up 2017 and what a roller coaster of a year this has been! Looking forward to what the new year brings to us! Until then lets stay connected on Instagram!
Here’s wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a Happy Holidays!!