Merry Christmas from The Rowlands!
It is subtle, but the back has one of my patterns on it! The front also includes my own hand-lettering, as has become a tradition.
It took a lot of tries to get Violet looking at the camera. Here was another good option, but the composition didn’t fit the front of the card as well:
I love having them taped up from each year since we’ve been married:
Along with the rest of our Christmas cards:
We had gotten several more since I took most of these photos, so here is another with more cards filled in:
The rest of the room: (P.S. I LOVE having those doors painted black instead of the red they were when we moved in!)
Our tree includes Mardi Gras beads that we’ve caught at Mardi Gras parades here in New Orleans and silver, gold, and colorful ornaments that I’ve acquired over the last few years. I made the crochet snowflake ornaments last year. I love mixing regular Christmas lights in with some bigger round bulbs to give the lights more interest.
The black and white buffalo check ribbon was an addition this year. I’m obsessed with black and white buffalo check lately! (you can see I have a pillow on the couch in it too!)
This year I also painted some abstract ornaments as well.
I love the way these came out!
This year I also made some custom gift tags using the same theme as our Christmas cards. I love these!
I made this bowl vase in my ceramics studio I’ve been taking this year. Love using it to hold candy canes.
Perhaps my favorite part of our decor this year though, is having these shelves in the foyer to decorate:
I hung some glittery gold snowflakes from the shelves, added my favorite “O Holy Night” print by Lindsay Letters, and put up a simple white nativity scene that was given to me when we were cleaning out the SCAPC office for our renovation last summer.
Love the reflection of the tree in this mirror:
Past Christmas Posts: