Touches Of Holiday

Fa la la challah la la la la...

This month, whether you're trimming a tree or eating latkes, or eating latkes while trimming a tree, I hope you do it joyfully, peacefully, and inspired.

In my family, it's all about finding ways to celebrate that are our own. Including, creating a festive atmosphere that makes us all happy... and that I think is pretty!  

I truly feel it's the little notes that have the most charm and lasting effect. The familiar foods we cook each year... the anticipated yearly traditions (some old, some new)... and subtle hints of holiday scattered throughout the home. 

My favorites ~ beautiful ornaments hung from a chandelier... unexpected structures strewn with festivity (a great way to decorate if you don't do trees)... specks of greenery or sparkle on the mantle... something warm in the fireplace... and (prepare, as this is one of the few times i will say 'more is more') -- endlessssss displays of little white lights.

striking use of nature : bird and bloke/etsy
nicely purposed :  design sponge
embracing it all : hage in france
wish tree : sania pell via decor8
handmade : sania pell via decor8

loveliest hint of winter : amanda macavour via lolita
comfort : 101 cookbooks
instant beauty : oh albatross
warmly understated : via itsprettylight
so simple : basic label sweden
tradition in a non-traditional way : basic label sweden
holiday brunching : sibella court/nomad via desire to inspire
creative wrapping : allora handmade
purely sweet : perch paper via style files
blue x-mas or hanukkah : via vintage
inventive : helte enkelt via apartment therapy
funky + fun : vtwonen via stylefiles
minimal (our way)
whimsical : curious girl via apartment therapy
quaintness on the side : design sponge
more comfort : via leite's culinaria
simple greens : eva lindh via apartment therapy/a few things

glory : geneve hoffman via coco+kelley

top photo: my collected ornaments, swinging year after year

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