Touches Here and There

The hubby has never been very interested in helping with holiday decor, and with no kids in the house some of my enthusiasm has waned.  These days less is more and the touches here and there are ever so simple.  For sure, not everything comes out of storage which makes whatever is used seem new again.

Christmas decorSo, come on in, take a look at this year’s simple touches.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAYou’ll not find a Christmas tree loaded with ornaments, but inside

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAand out there will be one or two or maybe three trees on a tabletop.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASanta may play a holiday tune


while his buddies dance to the rhythm.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANot all Santas are alike

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAwhich is what makes each one special.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAFor the season there are touches of red, some new  and some borrowed from another room.  

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAEvery room has simple touches,

some adding gaiety and sparkle,

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAsome reminding of the meaning of Christmas.

As each piece is put in place I pause to remember its history.  Each one has a story, and it’s fun to remember the where and when.  While what you see here are this year’s favorite things, I’m sure that something different will catch my eye next time.  Or maybe some of the same things will be used differently.  You’ll have to come back next year to see!

i so appreciate your visit and the comments you leave behind.


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20 thoughts on “Touches Here and There

  1. Your home decorated at Christmastime feels just as it should, it reflects your lovely personality perfectly.

  2. Your doors are so stunning! What an entry! That Santa just makes me smile! He is so huge, and you just want to sit on his lap or give him a big hug!

    1. He would totally collapse with joy with you on his lap!

  3. The decorations are wonderful. I absolutely love the Santa at the piano. It’s so much fun.

    1. He’s good at the piano, too!

  4. At least, if not more, of the Holiday season is the decorating and nesting for the winter part. Your home looks so cozy and lovely.

    1. What a very nice comment. Thank you, Teresa.

  5. I love the figures with the Christmas Alphabet book. What are those made out of? Each touch you shared brings alive the “Holiday” feeling.

  6. It seems like you have festive touches everywhere Linda! Love the entry and the bedroom especially!

  7. Fabulous to have a peep inside your lovely home Linda.. lovely touches .. thanks for the treat.. and that’s what makes it so unique.. its totally you.. Merry Christmas.. enjoy all the festivities and lead up.. xx j

  8. No doubt you have captured the spirit of the season! And Santa looks kind of “gangsta” leaning back against that piano! Merry, Merry!

  9. You have the most beautiful and unique pieces!!! Love your beautiful simple touches as it showcases your beautiful collection of Christmas decor. I so love that sweet nativity set. And swags of ornaments on your door are gorgeous…along with the doors that they hang on!!

  10. I will one day soon join you in the simple touches! Your touches are perfect!

  11. GORGEOUS!!!!! Love your “simple” touches 🙂

    1. Thanks. I find that simple works for me in many ways.

  12. Such thoughtful Christmas touches…beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

    1. My pleasure to have you take a look.

  13. So festive!

  14. LOVE the santa at the piano. And our church has a crocheted manger scene just like yours. Merry Christmas!

    1. I got the nativity in Nova Scotia a couple of years ago and it is one of my real treasures.

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