Thursday, November 15, 2007

new look

I did a little Christmas shopping earlier this week and found this cute holiday pair. I thought they looked like 'me'. So here they are, waiting to take their place when all the decorations go up. I'm looking forward to taking my holiday look in a new direction this year. I'm not putting out the same things I've put out every year...I've found that some of those things I don't even like, I just put them out because I've always put them out. This year I'm going to be really strict about it. If I don't love it, it stays in the box. I'm excited...in a way that I haven't been about Christmas decorating in a while. I can't wait to see where I end up.

21 comments:

Heather at Grace303 said...

They are precious!

suburban prep said...

Those are darling. I am sure your place will look so festive.

tommie said...

Meg- I have used that philosophy since we have had kids (four years ago, AND moved twice in that time).

Also, I take pictures of different areas decorated. I keep all of the stuff for each area in its own Rubbermaid tote, along with the picture. Saves time from year to year since I pretty much do the same things. I add in what I purchased for the season, and weed out what doesn't work for me anymore.

I can't wait to see more decorations!

linda said...

So cute and whimsical! Love them!

homedaisy said...

they are SO you! i love it!

Laurie Anne said...

Very cute. I love more "rustic" type of decor. Last year we did a big decor purge. If we didn't love it, it went to find a new home. Of course, this freed up some room for new stuff :0)

Nunnie's Attic said...

I had the same euphoric epiphany about Christmas decorating this year. Here's to the good - out with the bad!

Love,
Julie
p.s. - and those dolls are darling!

bj said...

Hi, my name is bj and I've very glad to meet you. Cindy at My Romantic Home sent me over. She thought I would love your blog and I DO !! So glad I came. I haven't looked at it all yet..had to say that these little people are great! I feel just the same about my decorations. Just this morning, told hubby that nothing was going to be put out for Christmas except things I really loved. Like you, some of mine are used "just 'cause".
Come see me anytime....
bj

Lisa said...

Love them! Perfect!

NAME: CIELO said...

...Well, if you look like them you are very cute! :)

Glad to have found you.

Love,


Cielo

paige said...

oh fun...can't wait to see your images!
i saw those cuties at starbucks today!
oh yes, i'm on the same page with you as far as decorating....trying to put just my favs that seem to have a "place", not just crammed & cluttered!
xo

Jen@The Cottage Nest said...

So cute! I love the idea of only using what you really like. I'm looking forward to seeing what direction you go in.

Whimsy Pink said...

Those are just too cute!

Rosemary said...

Very cute.
That is what I am doing too.
I am not putting everything out unless I love it.
I have a lot of new stuff too.
Have fun,
Rosemary

Cottage Contessa said...

Very sweet new additions to your Christmas collection. I can't wait to see the photo's! Have a wonderful weekend!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Deb said...

Adorable! I like your idea of not putting out things just because you always have in the past. I found that started to gradually happen as my children got older ~ our decor "grew up" too :-}

Southern Fried Girl said...

Those are absolutely adorable. I love them.

restyled home said...

I so agree with you about only using what you love. Otherwise, it all feels too cluttery and you can't wait to pack it back up!!

Love those little people!

Linda

Jolene George said...

that is a good new motto. the new additions are cute!

suburban mom said...

Those are very cute. I agree about the decorations :)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

I'll second that! I am on a mission to discard or donate anything that doesn't make me absolutely happy when I look at it. I have tons of Christmas things that I've kept just for the sake of keeping and honestly, life is just too short to hold on to stuff that doesn't make you smile :)

Hugs,
Dena