It’s the age old decision when it comes to decorating for the holidays. Stick with the old, the dear, the comfortable, or try something new, fresh, over-the-top? For me, the answer lies somewhere in the middle, with a tilt towards the traditional. I love the tried and true, the satisfaction that comes from finding a look that works, and sticking with it. Part of that is probably due to the fact that I live in a beautiful old house steeped in tradition. Somehow its still exciting to pull out the Christmas decoration boxes and find all the old friends inside. But still, I am constantly finding new and interesting ideas in magazines, catalogs and in the homes of friends. So at the Inn, our solution is to pick one room, one fireplace or mantle, one window or wall each year to try something new. Then too, once we have an idea of what we are looking for, it’s the thrill of the hunt. Searching at auctions, thrift stores, on ebay, crafting websites etc. to find just the pieces we’d like to display. I like this compromise, surrounded by the loved and familiar, but with something new to look forward to. I wish you all a joyful and serene holiday season! Sioux
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