Of course, it must also be about being creative & handmade. My husband helped me find this branch on a lovely walk in our snowy forest. I gave it a bit of white paint and suspended it above the sofa. I sewed Mr. Bluebird from spool sewing http://www.spoolsewing.com - of course, now it is Mr. Robin. In addition I hung some glitter stars, soft hearts, pine cones & feathers and cut out the letters to spell “noel”. Voila!As snowflakes fell outside my window I sat snug in my studio and sewed some red pillows for the sofa – a soft, velvety corduroy.A pretty amaryllis stands tall next to this wooden hunter & his faithful dog - a Christmas gift from my husband from ages ago. I adore seeing him again every winter - the hunter, that is! :)
The house isn't (yet!) filled with the aroma of cookies baking, but I did find this oil called “Winter Fairy Tale” - a delicious blend of cinnamon, cardamom and orange. A few drops warmed over a tea light bring a lovely scent into the house.
Now, the children are asking if we can finally find a tree tomorrow.....let's hope so!