December 28, 2020

Christmas in the Studio

 
































I hope you are all enjoying this cozy week of in-betweenness that I am now calling Boxing Week. It has been slow and beautiful here with lots of the things I like to do best. We did have a little furniture rearrange that I'll be sharing soon, and it did require our very sad, crispy Christmas tree to come out but all of the rest of our Christmas decorations remain. I've given myself permission to celebrate Christmas right on through the end of January if that is what makes me happy. I know people have very specific opinions about when you can decorate and when you must take it down. Here's a little secret for you...you should do what makes you happy and who cares about anyone else's opinion! This year the idea of not being done with Christmas yet gave me an extra little surge of happiness on the big day instead of feeling sad that it was over.

Before I could share the studio in general and the changes that I've made, I wanted to share all the Christmas decorations because once again...SO MANY PHOTOS! I'll be back soon to share more of the studio and our cozy, winter home rearrangement. I feel like after a year with very little activity on this blog, I'm making up for lost time and enjoying being in this space so much.

Thank you all for the lovely notes you leave me- I've started replying to them in the comments. I hope you are staying healthy and happy in these strange and trying times.

15 comments:

  1. I love all the charming touches in your studio! Mine is an unmitigated disaster and I can't yet bring myself to deal with it. I'm in complete agreement about keeping the Christmas cheer for longer. Enjoy and I can't wait to see more on your keeping room!

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  2. Ah thanks for all the cozy pictures. I especially loved the little deer with the wreath around his neck. So dear. And yes, by all means, continue celebrating Christmas if it makes you happy. My husband and I are in no hurry to take down our Christmas tree and we're still going to listen to Christmas carols as long as the radio stations keep playing them. All our surrounding neighborhoods still have lights up and it seems no one is in any hurry to take them down. Maybe we all just need a little longer Christmas season this year and that's fine with me. Do what makes YOU happy!

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  3. Love all of your Christmas touches in your studio! This year the only Christmas decorations we had was our Christmas tree. After just moving in a few months before and not having all of our furniture yet it was hard to decorate. I am really looking forward to next Christmas (as I think we all are).

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  4. I just love your studio! One of my favorite things in life is puttering about my craft supplies and bookshelves, and I can tell you are a kindred spirit :)

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  5. Everything looks so lovely and honestly fits right in so no one would even notice that much of it might be X-mas decorations. I'm always finding bits I forgot to put away,sometimes even into February :) And yes, everyone should definitely do what works for them. Happy holidays!

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  6. So pretty! And yes, your plan is a good one. I have been taking down my Christmas but I look forward to my January pallet too. Enjoy your space as long as you want. :) Kit

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  7. Oh I love your studio and darling Christmas touches! There's several I'd like to make - like the cute fabric wreath with the bird on it, and the corded trees on the book. I love all the bottlebrush trees and the yarn wreath! I would just keep it all as is for the entire year! I wanted to decorate my craft room but just no room on the shelves! I need to do some purging so I can have a little room for some pretties. I, like you, like to keep my Christmas decorations up as long as I feel like it. I've been known to keep a LIVE tree (though very dry) up until the end of February! Now... we have faux trees so I can leave it up as long as I want to, and sometimes it's at least until the end of January. I also leave up twinkling lights sometimes until spring. I love the coziness of it all. I've always thought a faux tree could be left up year round, and decorate it for each season or holiday.. why not? Keep enjoying the season! Marilyn

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  8. I love all the little details of your cheerful decor.

    I don't care how long anyone leaves up their Christmas decor (OK, I put the limit on Christmas lights still strung on houses in the spring, lol) but I can only speak for myself: I took it all down on the 26th! I couldn't stand looking at it any longer and it started looking too cluttery to me. I am now enjoying my more minimal, clean look.

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  9. I love your little vintage home and all your happy decorations. You are blessed. Enjoy your posts. Happy New Year!

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  10. So pleased you're back to blogging. I have been following your journey since before you moved into The Village. I never comment but thought I would pop in now to say hello and wish you and your family a 2021 filled with hope, peace and love.

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  11. Your studio is so sweet and full of eye candy! Please tell me -- where did you get the pattern/kit for the embroidery with the two children? I love it!

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  12. It all looks so beautiful. You can celebrate all the way until next Christmas if that makes you happy. Stay safe and Happy New Year.

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  13. I absolutely love your posts that feature your studio. It is so festive and fun! I love all your Christmas decor in there. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Only four more days left in Christmas *sadface*

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  14. Love your beautiful decor. So glad I've discovered your blog. Liz

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