Handmade custom invitations & stationery
by Kristy Rice
To continue from last week I am excited to show you more from my holiday decorating craziness as I like to call it! Pictured below is my entry where green and silver tones abound. As a child my parents hung sleigh bells from the front door and rang them every night just as I fell asleep. The gentle jingle created much anticipation of Santa, in my mind. Today my silvery jingle bells remind me of this much cherished childhood memory.
I found these fun star wreaths at Pottery Barn years ago and have them hung from a curtain rod affixed to the wall. Photo ornaments hang from the center of each wreath with photos of family Christmases from years ago.
I started a tradition the first year in our home where I create a Christmas photo collage above our mantle. Every year we store away our beloved rose bouquet watercolor by local artist, Sue Hand and replace with a sugared fruit wreath and loads of photos from both Adam and my Childhood Christmas celebrations. I even include a tattered letter from my “Unkie” (Uncle Aaron) who every year posed as Santa and always left me a special note.
And here it is, our bathroom tree!! Years ago I worked at Bath and Body Works and began collection their yearly Bath inspired ornaments. My favorite is the Christopher Radko Santa taking a much deserved bubble bath!