HELLO & welcome to Christmas at Gully Creek Cottage!
December started fast and furiously. I know now, that I’m not a fan of late Thanksgiving’s as it makes Christmas that much shorter. Less preparation time and who needs that during the holidays, right?
This year we have been so busy and I have to keep reminding myself to take time to breathe and enjoy the little things. Moments that I don’t want to fade and take for granted. Like the grandsons wanting so badly to help decorate the tree and help with the lights outside. So the first thing we did when we got our new tree delivered, was to fluff it up and get it ready so the kiddos could come over and help.
Precious moments with these little guys are the best! They did such a great job and they were so proud of themselves & their work. As they should be!
But isn’t that what holidays are all about? As I get older I realize that it’s all about precious moments spent with those we love. Heart impressions are so much sweeter of those that are no longer with us. What I also love about the holidays is unpacking decorations that only come out once a year. Each piece brings back wonderful memories and puts a smile on my face.
Christmas at Gully Creek Cottage
My decor is a compilation of pieces that I absolutely love with pieces that are momentos of someone special. Like the old metal tub I used for the tree. A gift from my mom. Many years ago she gave me one of her old washtubs when I was visiting. We were taking a walk around the house, when I spotted it and told her they would always remind me of when she bathed us in them as kids. I snatched it up immediately, so she wouldn’t have time to change her mind. I ended up leaving some things down there just so I could have room in the car for that old washtub. Making a trip down a month later just so I could pick up the rest of my belongings I left behind.
A beautiful reminder of that walk with my momma, so long ago.
Plus lots more beautiful reminders…step inside and take a look.