Cautiously, I started with my neutral palate - whites, greens and metallic.
This snowy peony and magnolia wreath went on the front door.
My favorite angel finally came out of her box after 2 years
and found a place of honor in her new home.
The living room mantle was layered with a woodland vibe-
bronze ferns, millinery birds, frosted logs, mushrooms and frosted kale.
Velvet pumpkins, frosted thistles, and snowy mushrooms were layered together.
Inspiration for the kitchen fireplace- more frosty snowy woods, but with a pop of Christmas red!
Do I like this red invasion in my normally white and metallic Christmas décor?
I liked the red so much that I headed back into the gathering room to add touches of red.
Red tartan throws, a few red Christmas pillows- of velvet and rhinestones.
A large vase of red amaryllis with lots of evergreens.
And all of a sudden- the room came alive with the Christmas spirit!
The chartreuse accents in the room were perfect with the reds.
But I can assure you that I will still find a few spots for the pastels of my past.
Who could possibly resist loving these little guys?
I still have much more to do- over 30 more tubs of Christmas to sort through before I'm done.
Our new tree arrives tomorrow and the decorating continues. The pile to be donated continues to grow. But every time I unpack a treasure from a Christmas past,
it makes me determined to find it a place in our new home.