( a simple wreath at our front door )
I love the Christmas season with all it's frills and flare... wreaths, lights, garland, and more covering every nook and cranny everywhere you go. It's hard not to marvel at the sparkling splendor. But when it comes to decorating my own home for the holidays, I tend to keep it pretty low key. A less is more approach, I suppose... or maybe that's just me being OCD. I've never been a fan of clutter and, over the years, I've been drawn more and more to minimalist design. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I love the starkness and simplicity. Our Christmas tree reflects that inspiration... a classic cypress pine draped only in white twinkle lights.
( my Grandmother's vintage red cape doubling as a touch of holiday decor )
( oh, Christmas tree - our simple cypress pine with just a splash of twinkle )
( cypress garland along our patio railing )
While you may find our choice of holiday decor quit boring, you certainly wouldn't say the same for our neighbor's. They've gone all out in the way of outdoor lighting and installations. We stumbled upon their courtyard while on an evening stroll last weekend and, as I shared here, I was certain we'd walked into Candyland. It's spectacular, and now my favorite place to stretch my legs at night.
( our neighbor's impressive outdoor installations )
( more of our neighbor's courtyard full of dancing lights )