I’m happy to say I haven’t put my Christmas tree up yet. In years past when I’ve done a big Christmas tour, my tree is up and ready to go right after Halloween. Not this year though. I’m going to wait a couple weeks. Last year I didn’t even reveal my tree until Christmas Eve, which I found more relaxing and refreshing. It takes a lot of work, time, and money to decorate the whole house. I think those days are officially over and holiday trimmings will remain simple from here on out. But enough of Christmas talk, let’s got on to today’s treasures that feature an English country bedroom, a tour of a London flat, an earthy living room, and more (including a few Christmas trees from years past).
I know a lot of you love English country style, so I’m starting today’s finds with a charming English cottage inspired bedroom. You’ll enjoy seeing how a basic bedroom can become something truly beautiful and special.
Next is a London flat that’s filled with rich color and interesting nooks and crannies. It’s given me a few ideas for my own home.
Tour an earthy and organic living room with a bit of contemporary style. I love the pottery in this space!
I’m in the market for curtains and I found the loveliest patterns on Etsy, for both curtains and pillows.
For today’s blast from the past, see a collection of favorite Christmas trees. Some are my own, and others are from blogging friends.
And finally, if you’ve started planning your Thanksgiving menu and struggle with cooking a moist (not dry) turkey, see my recipe for brining a turkey. Your turkey will always be moist when you brine it (provided you don’t way overcook it).
Enjoy the first weekend of November! My daughters and I are taking a weekend trip to Heritage Harbor in Ottawa to attend the art and wine festival. I can’t wait!