Simple Christmas





This Christmas in our home there are few decorations.


It has been an amazing year of living with less, doing with less. As we unpacked our Christmas decorations this weekend, we sorted through them and kept our favorites and gave away the rest.







I promise to give you a peek at our tree. This year we'll be using non-lead vintage tree tinsel to decorate it. I'm so excited! I haven't had a tinsel tree since childhood.



19 comments:

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Sorting through ornaments and giving away lots is something we have been talking about doing...hopefully we will accomplish that within the next few weeks! Thank you for inspiring me to persevere! Your photographs are elegant and beautiful!
Take care, Laura :)

The French Bear said...

Nancy, the simple elegance and the sheer beauty of a muted and softer decor is just stunning!!!!
I gave away a lot of red last year to simplify my grey and white and black Christmas and it made me so happy to unpack it...and a lot less time!!!
Love the look you have going here!!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Just pure white and some shimmer and I am set. Our little white tree is adorned in homemade vintage tags with silver glitter, some glittered birds and magic wands made in my atelier downstairs. The simple joys really are the best! I LOVE YOUR NEW HEADER DEAR ONE! BISOUS, Anita

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Absolutely beautiful. You do everything up just right. We have finally found a house to move to, where my hubby has been working for the past eight months. A smaller place, and lots of downsizing to come. I gave away many of my Christmas ornaments and decorations to my best friend when she was visiting. Change is good.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Beautiful as always!! Merry Christmas dear Nancy!

Hugs, Sherry

Ulla said...

I've been thinking so much of you the last few days... Less can definetely mean more - Lovely! I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful.
kisses
ulla

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

It's beautiful, Nancy. It doesn't look like less to me but much more.
xoxo~Tracie

Kate Tracton said...

I love the idea of shedding stuff and living only with a few treasures.

Kudos to you for doing that! I'm sure your life is richer for it.

Happy Holidays, Dear Friend,

Hugs,

Kate

Chatelaine said...

Your taste is exquisite. I am sure it will all look simply elegant.

Looking forward to seeing your tree.

Marie Antionette said...

Merry Christmas Nancy,
What ever you decorate or make is pure elegance.Your taste is devine.
Nancy...Anita has won my give away and I have not heard from her yet.Could you bplease let her know? I left my email addy on her blog.But that was very early this morning. Thank you Love.
May God bless you,
XXOO Marie Antionette

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Dearest Nancy! Thank you so much for coming by my sweet! I have missed you so....our building is finally getting underway. The foundation was set in early November and it was just a matter of waiting for the order of trusses and wood and windows and doors and finally, they are all in. Yesterday when we came home from work, all the building materials were in our yard, stacked up and the joists for the floor were actually started. SOOOOO, today, there should be more progress to be seen when we get home! LOVE YOU, Anita

victorian parlor II said...

Nancy,

It's all beautiful!!!

Blessings,

Kim

NeereAnDear said...

How exciting for you!! I cant wait to see the beautiful tree... I know it will be elegant as your taste is quite excuisite...

I am actually going in the other direction as this is the first time I have been able to decorate a tree for myself in over 11 years andthe first time I have had a place to entertain in over four years... so I have gone bananas this year... bought a small Charlie Brown ...real tree and I am going to put up a memory tree (not real ) also with lots of neat decorations that belonged to my parents and my sister in their honor... though I will use a lot of the vintage ornaments on the real one... I am missing a lot of my decorations but will make do with what I have...

I admire you .... have the wherewithall to give away a lot of treasures ... I dont know that I could do it myself...

LOVE AND HUGS
JO

rochambeau said...

Hi Nancy~
It looks like in your case Less is More!! Your are all about making things beautiful with what you have. That is one of your gifts.

A few years ago Pete and I gave everything...ALL of our stuff away What is interesting..... I don't miss it. Not one bit. Isn't that weird? Yet freeing and wonderful too.

Thinking you and beholding the beauty of your new banner!!
I feeling your BIG heart a thousand miles away!
xox
Constnce

NeereAnDear said...

omg atrocious spelling that should read exquisitE...!!!

and it should read "having" the wherewithall .... must start wearing glasses when I type... from here on out...

The Rose Room said...

your banner is beautiful Nancy. I am working very hard on having a lot less, leaning towards simple and uncluttered to free my mind:) Rachaelxo

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Your simple Christmas is so elegant and beautiful, Nancy. I particularly love your last vignette.

Dapoppins said...

Oh, I love the idea of living with less, but most of my "stuff" is stuff inherited from grandmothers who passed on...and it is so hard to part with...even if there are bins and bins of it.

But I love your clean elegance as always...

Auntie Cake said...

It all looks beautiful! And we are also making do with much less than we were planning. It really make me more creative though! And appreciative of everything!
Kate