Christmas with the Raths
If you're familiar with interior design blogs, then you are prepared for this post: the Signature "Christmas-At-Our House." Although what I'm about to say may seem like it's going against my nature, it's true when it comes to any sort of holiday decor: we like to keep things simple. You will not see an abundance of kitschy Christmas figurines, "Peace on Earth" signage (even though I truly wish for that-it's in my heart and actions not strewn across our walls) or giant mechanical reindeer lighting up our lawn. And we have pared things down even more with 2 terrors, ahem terriers, and a 20 month old hurricane who lives with us- we've named him Zar. Like all things in design, my style will most likely evolve over the years, and who knows I could look back on this post one day and laugh a jolly old laugh because I'm sitting on a sofa full of embroidered santa pillows while listening to the steam train chug through the illuminated snowy victorian village that I replicated to a tee... ?!?
But for now, this is how we do Christmas...
From my family to yours: Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!