For the last couple of weeks I have really concentrated on lightening up...lightening up how much stuff I have, how hard I work, and how much effort and concern I have been putting into my antiques business and even lightening up on the amount of time I spend blogging...
When people left my booth this weekend my intention was that they also could lighten up their lives... and feel free to decorate in a simple and natural way..using what they have, seeing imperfect and ordinary things in a different way...
There is already so much stress around the holidays, and now with the economic concerns....we could give ourselves permission to decorate in a simple and inexpensive way.
These are old tie boxes on an Estate Sale tree.
This is a cheap plastic wreath.
A red wire basket that I have had for years.
A white floral basket with greens from the curbside...someone recently trimmed their bushes..and I came by and here they are again....instead of in the landfill. We compost in my community so they will end up with a good afterlife.
Another flower basket..missing its insert, more rescued greens and crabapples from my yard.
And the one "over the top item"...an old battery box...not so inexpensive...with some of my blue and green ornaments on a bed of clothespins.
What is your approach for the holidays this year? I read all of your comments and love to hear what you think!!!!!!!