“I think everything in life is art. What you do. How you dress. The way you love someone, and how you talk. Your smile and your personality. What you believe in, and all your dreams. The way you drink your tea. How you decorate your home. Or party. Your grocery list. The food you make. How your writing looks. And the way you feel. Life is art.”
~ Helena Bonham Carter
Welcome to our holiday home! This year we went with a simple and natural look, with touches of red, and mercury glass for accents. Fresh greens, birch, and pinecones helped bring the outdoors in. As always, our favorite decor includes lots of candles, festive music and comfort food ~ all with a twist.
Notice Max & Margot ~ always part of the Crabtree scene!
We go walking and hiking in the woods, and before you know it I have spotted a piece or two of birch! On our last walk we noticed these cairn rock formations here and there.
“I believe in the cosmos. All of us are linked to the cosmos. So nature is my god. To me, nature is sacred. Trees are my temples and forests are my cathedrals. Being at one with nature.”
~ Mikhail Gorbachev
There is the prize! Birch Loot! Then the protest …. “this one is much too big.” Bringing a chainsaw into the woods is also a no no according to the birch carrier!
Then I notice this! We load up the car, and go home to play!
The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. ~ Thomas Moore
Now that the outside is complete, we move inside.