Thursday, December 13, 2018

Melting Basket 133: Holiday Home Decor

Wax from the last basket that I would purchase again: Bohemienne Life Pacific Forest, Book Scents The Gathering, Beezy Apple Clove Butter and Country Bumpkin, SMT Banana Nut Bread/Celtic Moonspice/ Honey Gingerbread, CFTKR Maple Buttercream Cookies.

Handmade in Florida- Peppermint Place
Handmade in Florida- Welcome Winter
Handmade in Florida- Wonderland
Lasting Scent Candles- Cranberry Citrus Balsam
Lasting Scent Candles- Sugared Berry Clove
Lasting Scent Candles-Holiday Hearth
Candles From The Keeping Room- Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Candles From The Keeping Room- Noels of Christmas Past
Candles From The Keeping Room- Plumberry Spice
Candles From The Keeping Room- Frosted Pine Noel
Vintage Chic Scents- Fezziwig's Christmas Party
Vintage Chic Scents- Smoky Mountain Christmas
Vintage Chic Scents- Christmas Time is Here
The Bathing Garden- Ghost os Christmas Yet to Come
Candy Panda- Wonderful Christmastime
Sniff My Tarts- Enchanted Forest/Frasier Fir/Vanilla Snowflakes
Bohemienne Life- Pacific Forest
MoonaLisa- Kris Kringle
Dessa's Homespun Scents- Santa's Pipe

I think this is it! This is my Christmastime basket of holiday scents to make my home comfy cozy during the festivities.

I was excited to decorate for Christmas this year. I think it is because I know it will be the last one in the home that started it all. Adam and I were newly weds when we built our simple, small home back in 2005. We briefly had a "man cave" for Adam before news of a baby arrived. Soon it was painted green and yellow since we did not wish to know the gender. Christmas soon took on more magic under the watchful eyes of toddlers.  

I still have the watchful eyes of one believer in the home and I think this may be the last, which is fitting.

The girls ask if we will still do the advent calendar and carry on our traditions. Of course we will. They will still get emails from Santa and tacky Christmas socks even if they don't end up in a Montessori school. (Because in Montessori the kids take their shoes off in the classroom and socks are the coolest form of individual expression.) 

I think we will have a lovely holiday. I cannot believe Christmas is already less than to weeks away. 
 Are you traveling to see family or friends? What are your holiday plans?


  1. Everything looks beautiful! <3 I know you will have a wonderful holiday in your home - and that 2019 will bring new transitions, but they will also be wonderful.

    We are supposed to close our new home on Dec 21st, so that's our Christmas present, hopefully!!! We will be in the midst of packing and preparing to move, so I have no decorations or anything up and it's going to be probably something in the crock pot and that's it! But, I am immensely grateful and I'm already envisioning my holiday decorations for next year!

    1. Thank you, Nancy!! I saw you are on break now and that is wonderful!!! Is Friday still the big day??? I am so very excited for you.

      Crack Pot cooking is seriously an amazing invention. I hope you are able to fluff up your new nest and make it as cozy and beautiful as you wish!! xoxo

  2. PS. I love your birch tree with the lights! that is so beautiful. I love birch trees. My mom had two in her front yard that were gorgeous. I had to have them removed in 2017, though, because they died in the Great Drought in CA. :( There were many on her street and they all died. I then read that their urban life span in that part of California is between 30-40 years, and the street was built in 1973, so that was about their time. :( Anyway, it is so pretty!

    1. Thank you!! I am actually a little obsessed with birch trees. I have always wanted to see one in real life so I picked up this white light up one at Target a few years ago on clearance. Then I bought real birch logs on the internet for my bookshelf and then finally I got to see and touch them in real life in Maine over the summer. It was a gradual awakening. I cannot wait to walk among them again. 30-40 years does not seem that old to me for some reason. I wonder if that is common for trees? The oaks in Florida can live hundreds of years I have heard. But maybe that is abnormal? Now I need to look more into a tree's life span. I am curious.