holiday home {life}

I know you want Charleston. Who doesn't want Charleston? But people, I hit the ground running as soon as I got home, and I haven't stopped yet. In one of my first photography classes, my teacher suggested taking a breath and waiting (if possible) before downloading and looking at your pictures. Sometimes that's possible, sometimes it's not. Sometimes, all I can do is breathe. So I'm breathing right now and processing my trip. I have pictures from Charleston and pictures from my class and lots to tell you about, but yesterday I finally got the Christmas decorations out.

I thought I'd show you.

Decorating more than just the tree was not something I remembered that we did growing up. Tree, wreath, stockings on the mantle. That's all. It wasn't until a few years ago that I got a bit inspired to do more. Pier 1 can do that to you. Although I wasn't terribly inspired there this year.

We tend to do more of a winter-wonderland theme. With pops of silver and green. I think it looks nice against the pink wall this year. Although when I finally got a chance to get everything up it was SO dark and gloomy that you can't even tell the wall is pink!

I love all of our stuff. I love getting it out every year. We primarily decorate the living room, although I put a few touches in the family room since it's where we spend most of our time.

Callum's advent calendar hangs at the top of the stairs, and it was his idea last year to wrap the tulle around the banister. That's where we hang our cards. And the tree really is our best ever. Fat and sassy.

Did Christmas move up a week? I'm convinced it did. But now that the house is decked, well, now I feel a little like I'm getting there.