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Now on with today’s post.
“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci
Do you believe that?
I think it’s a re-occurring theme this Christmas season in blogland:
SIMPLIFYING THE HOLIDAY DECORATING
I’ve read it over and over on so many blogs the past few days. I for one am all about simplifying right now.
And the thing is, there’s so much beauty in simplicity.
For example, a gift of vintage red books all tied up with grosgrain ribbon and adorned with a simple French sentiment in a zinc tag. Who wouldn’t want to receive this? And so, the present becomes the décor when displayed. Two for one…I’ll take it.
Did anybody see these great cable knit sweater cone trees at Target? I snatched them up as soon as I laid eyes on them. I’m sure a lot of you can make your own. Simple and classic décor…eh?
Now on to some things I’ve been playing with in preparation for a girls luncheon this Friday at my house. I had to get out my vintage set of bone-handled French knives and decided to display them in a mason jar for buffet style serving.
I’m crazy about the detail where the stainless meets the sterling cap.
Is this not the coolest cow ever? Of course it is, she’s French!
I’m gonna use this milk bottle for cream for the coffee.
I’m serving Lorina lemonade for the drinks. Have any of you ever tried it? I get it from Whole Foods and it is delish. My daughter loves it.
I got a couple different flavors this time. One is blood orange and it looks yummy. (Of course, I think it looks Hermes orange! lol)
Back to the simple thing…
What comes to your mind when you think of simple holiday decorating? What does it mean to you?
I think of clean, fresh, chic and elegant all at the same time.
For me, it means less storage and hard work and more time spent with family and friends.
Are you on the “simple” bandwagon this year?
P.S. Don’t forget to enter my French giveaway HERE. You have until this Friday.