Remember how I mentioned last week that I invited friends over on Saturday night so I'd have an excuse to finish decorating? Well, it worked! We're fully decorated :). The difficult part of decorating for Christmas this year was that it also involved putting our living back together -- bringing furniture back in, hanging photos, etc. It's been six months (of kitchen remodeling) since we've been able to use our living room! So, not only is it nice to have it all decorated and festive, but it's nice to have things back to normal :).
As for decor, I mentioned when I showed you our mantle and tree that we're were going with very simple decor in a white and gold color scheme. Friends, I love it so much. It's so relaxing and soothing and elegant and festive.
As for decorating in a color scheme I've never used before - well, I did end up buying a few things. Mostly, ornaments. I needed gold :). But I also ended up buying a couple of white pillows -- one with a fun ribbon texture and one with an awesome fuzzy texture. I justified these because I'll use them all year round. But, they do fit in so well with the holiday theme!
Friends, how's your decorating? All done? Does it feel like Christmas is sneaking up awful quickly this year? :)