b*home :: for christmas

When it comes to my home (and many other things, I suppose), I like things simple–understated even. So I don’t go overboard decorating for Christmas. Even though overboard is beautiful, it’s really not me. I do just enough to add some sparkle.

A glittery gold star garland is hung in the doorway between the dining room and the living room.

Our tree is decked with white lights, red and gold ribbons and balls, and a host of cheesy, childhood ornaments. A gold star is perched (crookedly) atop.

The mantle holds the nativity, and from it hang our two red stockings. I’ve been known to put them on my feet and dance around the living room. Shhhh. Don’t tell.

There are candles EVERYWHERE. I love the warmth and light they bring.

A string of white lights is added to the lantern that lives in the dining room. I’m quite fond of this arrangement, and might just have to keep it year-round.

For a recent party, I decorated the table with a string of colored lights and a handful of votive candles. Pretty and simple.

And that, my friends, is what Christmas at the cottage looks like!

  1. kathy says:

    Hi Bethanny,

    Your house looks beautiful. I LOVE understated but with lots of candles. I have the same nativity set. I remember when I first saw it; I was in awe of its simplicity. And I love the table decorated with the string of lights and candles. Pure genius! Here in the Mid-Atlantic, we haven’t had snow, so I look out your windows with longing. What a beautiful sight. Thank you, as always, for sharing.

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