We've made it a post-Thanksgiving tradition to tuck ourselves away at the Inn at Langley to rest up a bit before the festive whirl and twirl of December.
Images from The Inn at Langley
The lapping of Puget Sound out the window, a long walk on the beach, hiding from the rain in front of a fire makes it pretty easy to put off the holiday to-do list, at least for a couple days.
British Homes & Gardens
Here's what I'm thinking will make our home merry and bright this year:
Mercury Glass is always a favorite - I love how it reflects candlelight.
White Flowers look crisp and clean-- a White Christmas is a Seattle rarity, so a few white blossoms stand in for snowflakes.
..and of course, I can't decorate for Christmas without bringing the Blue and White into the show.
Vintage Ornaments-- I love adding new ornaments to the tree every year, but my favorites speak of Christmas Past. I've already scooped a few treasures from the local antique mall to sprinkle on the tree and around the house.
Windows make a lovely frame for Wreaths and I can't wait to hang one in our newly decorated breakfast nook -- I'll be able to smell the greens when I sip my morning coffee.
And speaking of perfect frames for wreaths, I think our Vintage Mirrors want to get in on the act this year, too.
Canadian House and Home
Pomanders--Christmas is a celebration for all the senses and I especially love the scent that a few homemade pomanders bring to a room, plus they add a pretty pop of color to table or counter.
And that's my inspiration list so far -- I'll share some photos as it all comes together.
Have you decked the halls yet? Or are you just making your list and checking it twice? What's the first bit of holiday cheer in your home each year?