Today, my friends, is month three in our One Space Three Ways Decorating Challenge.
If you are new here, what we do is take one space, and we decorated it for Fall, Halloween, and Christmas.
I chose my coffee table, since it is one of the main focal points of my living room.
My family is very used to coming home and finding the house looking totally different than it did before they left. I might hear an occasional yelp from my hubby when he runs into a newly moved piece of furniture in the middle of the night, but other than that they don’t complain. When it comes to Christmas, though my daughter doesn’t like me messing with traditions.
About 10 years ago, I bought a couple of these sweet little sugar houses at a day after Christmas sale and fell in love.
Since then, I add a new house to the collection every year.
Knowing that month three of our decorating challenge was coming up, I had been envisioning all of the different possibilities and was getting excited.
When my daughter found out I was straying from the tradition of having our houses set up on the table, she looked so disappointed.
So…. I decided to scrap my elaborate plans and go with what makes her happy.
That’s what Christmas is all about anyway isn’t it?
So while my sweet little village might not make the cover of Good Housekeeping, it did make me happy when I saw my daughter introducing it to my 2 year old little niece and seeing the excitement in her eyes.
I figure that you have to pick your battles, and this was one worth losing.
Do you and your family have any holiday traditions?
Make sure you check out the girls links down below to see their gorgeous Christmas vignettes!
Want to play along with us? You can!!
Choose a space to decorate, take pics and share them with us on our Decorating Enthusiasts DIY Forum on Facebook! We created this forum not only so you could participate in our fun decorating challenges, but also so that you have a judge-free zone to share your projects any time, ask questions, and hang out with other creatives just like you!
But wait! There’s more! Let’s play on Instagram too!
Here’s how to play:
1. Add your own photo on Instagram starting today (12/10) through Saturday
2. Tag it with the #DecorEnthusiast hashtag
3. Follow all six of your hostesses here:
@christykjames (me!) @artsychicksrule @oursouthernhome @restorationredoux @refreshrestyle @dukemanorfarm
We will choose one winner that will be featured on all six IG feeds this Sunday!!
AND because we love connecting with you guys on Instagram SO much…
We’ve decided to start playing over there weekly!! It started last week…this will be the perfect opportunity to share all your hard work decorating for the Holidays!!
Instagram weekly Christmas challenges
Just like our monthly challenges, share your pics Thursday-Saturday and we will choose one winner each week to feature on all SIX feeds!
Just nifty as can be……can’t imagine anothing any better!!
Christy@Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says
It’s beautiful and so worth losing battle over!! XOXO
Debbie @ Refresh Restyle says
I love your sugar houses! I need to add some to my snowy village! Beautiful!
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
Those are so pretty and magical Shanna! I love it …and I love your mantel too! 🙂
Christy @ Our Southern Home says
Just gorgeous. I love how your mantel turned out! Your girl sounds like mine…loves the traditions! You make me want to start a sugar house collection. I am smitten for sure!
laura@duke manor farm says
I just love this Shanna, not because those Sugar houses aren’t precious, it’s because you choose what really matters.
Janet Ervin says
Very pretty,love your little sugar houses,what exactly is a sugar house? Are they made out of sugar and where do you find them? Thanks so much for any information.
Love your collection! I have a few too, they are stuffed in my tree this year 🙂