Just a peek.....At Christmas throughout the house.
I remember times when the house was totally , and I mean totally transformed at Christmas time.
I mean Christmas came and totally took over.
Did you have those days?
|Living room @ Christmas 2015|
A riot of red and green all over the place .
With a good helping of silver and gold tossed in for food measure.
The everyday décor was relegated to the armoire in the garage for a few weeks .
Christmas was BOSS.
Clutter was king.
I am so glad to say, that is over with!
|The Sitting room @ Christmas|
It feels so good.
The day to day décor is calm and relaxed....
Neutrals reign over the entire home with pops of seasonal colours.
Christmas comes in slowly and just adds to the over all feel of the home.
It is no longer loud and obnoxious.
Just quiet and sweet.
As it should be.
Softly smiling with the daily routine... not loudly laughing.
Just slowly taking center stage and letting us know,
'Hey, it's Christmas.'
|Dining room @ Christmas 2015|
Not everything went on the trees.
Actually only one package of vintage silver balls and a few spun glass ornaments made it out this year.
Almost everything else on the trees is new.
|Sun room @ Christmas 2015|
see the rain... yes a grey day!
A shatter poof Christmas for Baby Win.
Even the two main trees are new this year.
A soft duo of cashmere trees imparting a soft sage vibe.
Christmas is heartfelt this year....
A visual reminder.
|Master Bedroom @ Christmas 2015|
I have always despised the commercial side of Christmas .
The feel some people get of greed.
The need to outdo others with gift giving.
The total loss of what it is actually all about.
The warped focus.
So from Chez Newbanks to you all...
Yes, we celebrate Christmas in this house.