Welcome to Thistle Key Lane’s Christmas Holiday Tour. Who knew I could have so much fun with a few yards of fabric. I should call this post, “For the love of Plaid”! The tour starts at the front door, with a simple grapevine wreath and knotted strips of flannel left over from the plaid bunting mantel decoration. This year I’m filled with lightheartedness as touches of plaid are added here and there. Let the merry-making begin!
Grapevine and plaid flannel wreath
Grapevine and plaid flannel wreath welcomes guest
A yellow Poinsettia and a few winter accents on the entry table
Lantern with plaid covered books, greenery and a candle
My dad’s wee book of Scottish Clan Tartans is tucked inside the lantern.
A festive stag and a poinsettia decorate the coffee table tray
Fresh pine and cedar branches were added to the poinsettia.
The old secretary gets a fresh look with greenery
My daughter Andrea and my brother Worth sharing a happy moment. Beautiful pictures like this should be on display.
The American revolutionary nutcracker is very handsome in his uniform
Gathered accessories from around the house become a centerpiece when Santa comes to town.
A Poinsettia is nesting under the battle scar plaid table. Angus has not discovered this yet!
Just a scrap of plaid tied around a candle with twine. So simple!
Bring on the treats! The kitchen counter displays Christmas cheer.
A touch of vintage with my grandmother’s Santa cake mold.
The Poinsettia on the kitchen counter has the most amazing variegated leaves.
The chalk board has been updated with Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tree, “all it needs is a little love”.
Thanks to Angus, our new pup, the Christmas decorations have been blissfully limited this year. I’ve decided I like the simple, stress free approach. All we need are a few simple decorations to remind us to slow down, relax and enjoy the season. I hope you enjoyed my little holiday tour. Merry Christmas!