merry christmas everyone!!
i’m so tickled that you’re here! it’s been a huge honor to be part of Jen Rizzo’s Holiday House Walk the last few years. if you’d like to start from the very beginning, please join in right here. there are over 30 homes this year so you’re in for a real treat!
if you’ve just dropped in after visiting jen’s beautiful home, city farmhouse, welcome!
if this is your first time visit to our home, allow me to introduce myself. my name is paige & i’m married to dan. we have a sweet love story but that’s for another day. our home, just outside of atlanta, is full of four teenage girls & a very sweet, old-soul golden retriever named brinkley. savannah is our sorority girl in her third year at UGA ( go dawgs). madison is currently dual enrolling as a highschool senior and loving working at anthropologie. emily is our very outgoing 17 yearold who has never met a stranger. and finally, no longer “the baby”, caroline is in middle school and looking more & more like a teenager everyday.
a couple years ago i began what i lovingly refer to as operation simplify. while our home was full of things that were sentimental and lovely to me, it was, well, full. i began to long for simpler, clutter free and yet still beautiful spaces. each holiday season i feel i decorate with just a little bit less. while i love a shop busting at the seems with visual delights, i just can’t live in it.
i’ve yet to wrap gifts because…shhhhh….i have yet to buy them! but i love to wrap them & make each one a little piece of art. i have a couple diy things & tips i’d love to share throughout the month, so please swing back by. i’ll also share details & sources in a later post as well.
if you’d like to peek at last year’s home, you may do so here
for now, c’mon in~
thank you so much for walking through our home.
while the primitive dough bowls and vintage ornaments are very special to me… and while i love to dress a table for a festive occasion and glitter candles & enjoy mercury glass… the gift we all have been given is the gift of a king. he came to us in a dirty stable in a town that had no room for him. the world awaited a mighty valiant warrior, not a baby that smelled wonderful and had soft cottony skin. born to a virgin teenager and a carpenter only recently wed. quite scandalous & yet the perfect plan of an all knowing god. laying in a feeding trough. a holy king. where dirt and manure lay not far from him. but he came. he came in the form of a baby…
What kind of King would leave His throne
In Heaven to make this earth His home?
While men seek fame and great renown
In lowliness our King comes down
What kind of King would come so small
From glory to a humble stall?
That dirty manger is my heart too
I’ll make it a royal throne for You
Jesus, precious one
How we thank You that You’ve come
alright my friends, enjoy your next visit at stop #24, heather at the picket fence
you’re in for a real treat!
have yourself a merry little christmas!!