Salutations! Cottage Fix is doused in fresh greenery and garlands and it feels like Christmas at last. It’s funny, each year as the holiday season begins I worry that I don’t feel very Christmasy. The stores decorate, the songs play, and the parties start, but Christmas seems like it’s just flirting with me on the sidelines rather than asking me to dance. And then, bit by bit the wonder, the bustle, the traditions—they slowly come. Sometimes ever elusive and sometimes inescapable, it’s the magic of Christmas. My honey even seems to be under the spell this year! Every holiday season I tell myself that next year I’m going to decorate less and enjoy more. But I guess the truth is I enjoy decorating so it just is what it is. The greenery is here folks, and it is everywhere!In the dining room I added a fresh garland to the china cabinet.I created an understated centerpiece using a few branches from the tree and crochet snowflakes.A sweet friend gave me this preserved boxwood wreath for my birthday. She has one hanging on a mirror in her charming cottage so I copied the look in here. Isn’t it sweet!On the sun porch I added a few hemlock branches from the back garden and tied them to the mirror with thick yarn.And there’s more greenery in the living room and the office too. I used the rest of the fresh garland on the mantle and more of the hemlock in the office.I filled this rustic toolbox with the hemlock branches and pine cones.I’m hoping to finish up most of my shopping this weekend. The temperatures are forecast to rise into the 70s so it will be nice for shopping, but I’m not sure how Christmasy I’ll be feeling in short sleeves. I hope my greenery doesn’t shrivel up and vanish.