I even got into a philosophical discussion with Miranda on Friday night over a glass of wine on why I feel the need to decorate. Words like crazy and people-pleaser were thrown around, I assure you all in a loving way. I actually spent quite a bit of time thinking about the "Why", because besides being a worry-wart, control freak and overachiever, I also think things into oblivion and beat them with a dead horse. So before I do that and beat this topic with a dead horse, I will just say this. For whatever reason, decorating for holidays actually makes me less stressed. Much like a clean house, an organized closet, or a well cooked meal would make some women less stressed. Coming home to a warm house with reminders of good things to come, relieves stress for me.
So after a trip to Moskatel's on my lunch hour last week, I brought home a few goodies and my trusty side kick, Taylor, helped me change over the seasons. And while I know my decor will never be featuerd in a magazine, I love it just the same and it fits our family just perfectly. A mixture of handmade items, fresh flowers, somethings old and somethings new.
We started with this Give Thanks banner I found here.
Moskatel's and instantly thought of our buffet. I added some votive holders, mini pumpkins and some moss. Aren't I regal with my buffet?
I love this little owl candle holder my mom picked up for me at Marshall's.
Why do you decorate?