During the holidays, even our master bedroom gets some decorations added to it. I have to admit, I don't do a lot with the kids' rooms because they are little tornadoes in their own space most of the time! They get a simple door hanging and a candle in their windows. It's all I'm capable of handling. Honestly, they couldn't care less! But in our bedroom, I like to create the cozy, Christmas-y atmosphere for Andy and I. During this season, we spend a lot of time here in the late evenings. We plan parties, discuss gift-giving options, what we have gotten ready, what we still need to get ready... You know. Parents at Christmas stuff. It's our fortress of secrets we send up to Santa! It just feels more, well, special to talk about family holiday plans when you have the twinkle of lights.
My great-grandmother Attie had this ceramic tree in her farmhouse for many years. After she passed away, my great-uncle Lee kept putting out every December. After he passed away, the tree came to me. It will eventually go to my own daughter, Attie, but for now I like to put it on my bedside table at Christmas time. Grandma Attie holds such a large and special place in my heart. It's as if she is still watching over me as my guardian angel. I've been told I'm a lot like her- feisty, passionate, stern, yet fun. To me, that is the ultimate compliment. I still miss her. We were partners in crime when I was little!
To make the garland feel more coordinated in here, I wrapped blue and pearl toned beads around the pre-lit branches and added blue satin bows at the end. I've always been more of a red and white decor kind of gal at this time of year, but I think I may be smitten with the elegance of this color combination!
As you can see, even Charlotte, aka "Bitty", the kitty is cozy in here. Last year, Andy gave me this wonderfully cozy fleece and sherpa throw that had the beautiful blue and ivory snowflake print. Immediately after I opened the gift, Bitty decided it was hers. I keep it on the bed for her to snuggle on so that she will at least share it with me! Between the lights, the wonderful conversations with my husband, and the sweet purr of this creature, they truly are cozy holiday nights!