The weather is very cold,
the fire is blazing,
Advent has begun,
it is time to decorate the Lodge for Christmas!
We celebrate Advent, we do not have a tree, or gifts,
and we decorate for the whole winter,
which we think is very fun and festive.
Keeping with a non-materialistic idea of the holidays,
our decor is mostly the natural greens and flowers,
candles, plaids and woolens,
and the opportunity to rearrange furniture ....
Ya' all asked for a peek, so here we go....
From the dining room working to the right through the living room,
and ending in the sitting area next to the kitchen:
Notice the little bundle napping in the window seat.
These days of no little wee ones to rock to sleep, I count every day of littles napping a joy to behold. Children at sleep are just so adorable.
I adore big bountiful mantle arrangements,
but such would burn the house down over a real warming fire such as ours, so minimal it is.
A favorite reading and napping spot equipped with a pile of quilts at the foot of the cot.
Our Advent wreath this year on the piano.
The children's nativity in the window sill.
Christmas is a great time to relish in the joy of homemaking;
whether it be feathering our nest with seasonal beauty,
creating delicious yummies in the kitchen,
or inviting others in for fellowship and hospitality.
There are oh so many ways to glory in the wondrous season!