Thursday, December 31, 2015

Our Tree

Hi guys! How are you? It's been a while. The holiday season was a busy one for
My Hideaway, which kept me cutting and stitching, packing and shipping right up to Christmas. I loved every second of it. Thanks so much to everyone who supported my little shop!

I've since been feeling a bit under the weather, as tends to happen this time of year after the holiday rush. Needless to say, our New Year's Eve celebration will be a quiet one at home, probably with hot tea and soup instead of bubbly, but that's OK.

I wanted to share a few pics of our "big" tree this year. Because I decorated the mantel with gold and white accents, I decided to keep the same color scheme for the tree. We didn't pack on too many ornaments either because Peter and I wanted to let the natural beauty of the branches shine through.

If you're wondering where the colorful felt and handmade ornaments are, rest assured, we had two trees! I have a smaller white tinsel tree that I stuffed full of cheerful little felt ornaments and funny trinkets that people have given us over the years, and that sat on the hall table to greet everyone who came through the door...definitely a crowd-pleaser. :)

I'm normally a "more is more" type of person when it comes to Christmas decorations. Bring on the bright colors and festive garlands and all the sparkle, but I really loved our gold and white minimal decorations this year. It felt calm and peaceful, while still being cozy and cute. It's given me a lot of ideas for things I want to try next year!

Speaking of next year, I'm working on making my list of goals and resolutions, both for my business and my personal life. I'm thinking there are going to be some big changes in 2016. What about you? Making any resolutions?

Happy New Year's Eve! Hope you have a good one! xo, Mary


  1. I just love that owl. :)
    One of ours is an owl and bird theme, over 30 owls on that one, now.
    Happy New Year!

  2. Happy New Year Mary!
    Your tree looks so great. I like all the vintage ornaments and the minimalist look.

  3. Nice photos :)
    Maria V.

  4. Happy New Year! I love your idea of having a little "personal" tree where guests can easily see it. I might try to do that next year...

    I'm going to work on my resolutions this week! I'm excited to see what big things you're planning for 2016.