More of My Holiday Decor + Gift Ideas

I scaled way back on my holiday decor this year, but I tend to be pretty happy with the 'less is more' philosophy anyway.  I did technically already have Christmas this year when my house was decorated in August for the December issue of HGTV Magazine, so I'm keeping round two nice and simple.  Some of you wanted to see how I really decorate vs. how HGTV decorated my house, so here we go...

I love filling bowls with pinecones and adding cedar to my glassybabys.

I also love to fill containers with fresh greens and ornaments.

I've never shown my window seat before, so here it is making it's debut.  I just added some cedar garland around the window to give it some cheer.  The lighting is horrible in this room, even when the sun is shining, so this is the best I could do.  

Plus, lots of mini wreaths on doors around the house.


I'll have one more post with the rest of my holiday decor, including pics of the tabletop trees, if I can get some decent lighting in here soon!  Gotta love Seattle weather this time of year.  Ha!


If you're still looking for some great gift ideas, I'm over on Tina's gorgeous blog today, along with some others, sharing what we love to give!   Pop on over for a visit, won't you?!



Marianne Simon