Although the holiday season has passed, we thought we’d give you an idea of how the B&B was dressed for the festivities this year. Beautifully, in case you wondered. 🙂 (We limit the decorations to the public areas and outside. None of the guest rooms are adorned.)
We put up a lot of lights, as they reflect wonderfully off the woodwork, and impart a lovely glow after dark, which is much appreciated as the sun sets early this time of year.
We string poinsettia lights around the inglenook mantel and …
lights in the poinsettias illuminating the path up the stairs.
Lights and boughs around the living room mantel,
and a luminous ceramic village in the parlor.
More lights in the dining room palm …
revealing a roosting bird hidden among the fronds.
A firmament …
with angel in the dining room.
And then, of course, the traditional mother load of ornaments – the tree!
Decked out in treasures collected by our family over decades,
many of which have stories and memories associated with them.
The tree lends a beautiful radiance to the parlor inside …
and glimmers through the window outside,
complementing the little outdoor trees …
and the rest of the house’s open air finery. (Just look at that porch!)
Around back, just outside the kitchen, is a winter wonderland of greenery, lights, and snow, keeping the planters just as decorative in the winter as in the summer, when they’re full of flowers.
I think snow is the prettiest shade you can have for fairy lights.