Hola Cottage Fix friends! Christmas is brightening up our dining room with fresh greenery from the garden and glitzy vintage baubles from the attic. All my treasures from the attic are slowly finding homes throughout our cottage. And even though I told myself I wasn’t doing any fresh greenery this year other than the tree, the more I add the happier it makes me. I always worry about it drying out and dying; but I just love fresh greenery. So if it drys out and droops, I’ll change it up then. Bring on the fresh greenery!
I cut branches from the Eastern hemlock in our back garden and put them in a big glass hurricane filled with water. I usually don’t trim the hemlock since it’s a slow grower and doesn’t need much pruning. This season there happens to be a huge section towards the bottom that has gotten very thick so I went for it.
I was planning on a red and blue color scheme for the dining room. But when I went to collect the ornaments there was only one glitzy vintage bauble in red. Really! I have six boxes of Christmas lights and chachkies and only one little red vintage bauble. So instead I went with multicolored and it’s just fine.
I have been humming and singing “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” so I went ahead and wrote it on the chalkboard. It’s one of my favorite Christmas tunes so I hum it while I’m working and it makes me feel festive and relaxed. It’s time to get the Christmas tunes playing at dinner time; I’m really diggin’ the She & Him Christmas album we got last year. I’m looking forward to dinner tonight with a bottle of Pinot and a little Zooey Deschanel playing in the background.