A Word of Thanks . . .

I am so Thankful for all those who have taken the time to visit me and leave me such wonderful words of encouragement!  And I am very Grateful that in just this past week, I have gained Four New Followers!(one just a few minutes ago!!)  I would like to thank all of you for joining me here at Creative Choices and I hope to get to know each and everyone of you!

I am now at 30 Followers and growing.........................

Christmas in the bedroom

I absolutely love to see bedrooms adorn with Christmas.  I love the simplicity of the touch of Christmas and the idea that when we retreat for the evening we are surrounded with small reminders of this wonderful holiday.

Today I am sharing some gorgeous bedrooms that have inspired me throughout this year and years past as well as sharing a glimpse into my own tiny retreat.

Each year I decorate our room different.  Last year, I had a small tree in here as well.  A lot of how I decorate depends on how I have the furniture  arranged and the space I have to work with. 

This year I chose holly garland and stockings for the bed, a touch of holly on the nightstands and a tiny little tree on our smaller dresser.  I had white and cranberry bedding last week since I change out sheets every week; this week is white and yellow next week it will different yet again.  I am thinking white/yellow with a touch of cranberry!

Do you decorate your bedroom(s) for the Christmas holiday? 


Touches of Christmas . . .

Well Thanksgiving has officially come and gone and so the decorating begins!   I had posted prior to Thanksgiving the tree I had put up in my office only because I got so caught up in the moment of prepping and excitement I thought "why not?"  So I am guilty of pre-holiday decorating and see I was not alone!  (I feel like I am already behind it's as if; if you're not decorated before Thanksgiving forget it . . . you're too late)

Yesterday, I spent the whole day Cleaning, messing it up, cleaning, decorating, cleaning and messing it up again.  Do you find that when you decorate you create a mess that leads to more cleaning?  I was able to get our Main Tree up over the weekend and so yesterday, I spent time doing some final touches.

Every year I create a theme this year I wanted simplicity!!!!  I will still end up with four trees (one to go) but, instead of a lot of over the top decor I  am choosing to relish in the simpleness of just soft touches.  Maybe it is because I have had so much going on this year that the idea of slow and calm really appeal to me.

So here are just a few touches of Christmas and The Main Event:
"The Tree" (I'm not showing everything just a little)

Vignettes in the kitchen


Down stairs bathroom

The (sun) porch . . .not too sunny on this day.  Sometimes I put a tree up here too!
(There's still time . . .Hmmmmmmmm)


In past years, I have done our tree in blue/white (2005 &  06) then there was the year I put our tree up and took it down in what seemed like the same day (2007) my sons were both in Iraq and Christmas was not in my heart. 
In 2008 I did our tree in Victorian colors of soft Pearl pink and white.  I decorated around all the door ways with garland and ribbon etc . . .that year we were on the Christmas Tour.  2009 I again decorated in soft pink and white and 2010 I did our tree in chocolate brown/copper and gold. 

This year I decided on an all white tree.  I wanted a "Wintry" tree so I used all white ornaments, icicles, beaded garland, ribbon, and grape vine for dimension.  I also chose to do the stairs with a simple garland and white ribbon.  I will share the other two trees here soon!


Merry Christmas!!! . . .See You soon.



I just couldn't stand it.  I had to do it but, it was so much Fun!!!

My first tree is done here in my little office.  I will show the afters that are now the befores and the new afters . . .

Remember these taken Waaaaaaaaay back in October after I had rearranged . . .well the afters are now the befores.  It's been a month at least and I needed a fresh look for the holidays right?.  And here are the new afters.

and The Tree.....................Before

The Assistant is thinking . . .
Yes, He approves and we are ready to begin the decorating of the Tree.

A couple more before pictures
 And After ..................

Night . . .

                            Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!!

And Debra at
Common Ground