a sweet simple tree alternative, via weekday carnival. / sfgirlbybay

a sweet simple tree alternative, via weekday carnival.

’tis the season — for jolly spirits and a bit of mild madness. especially when you decide to remodel your home during the holidays. that’s me — i’m kooky like that. i honestly had no clue how much prep i’d have to do to get the house ready to tear apart. so i may be letting you down here a bit this week, and i’m sorry. i’d hoped, for one to post the second part of my trip to the cuban countryside, but there were too many photos to possibly get edited, so i promise you that in january! and i was going to try and post throughout this week, but with my house torn apart and lucy underfoot (literally under the contractor’s feet) i’ve got to close up shop early this week. so i leave you with some pretty holiday inspiration and wishes for a wonderfully joyous and peaceful holiday season — i hope you get loads of time with family and friends, time to relax and read books, eat copious amounts of delicious meals and just generally unwind. thank you so much for all your support and kind comments through the year — i can’t tell you how much it all means to me. i have some big (huge!) surprises for you next year and i cannot wait to share. in the meantime, i wish you all a beautiful season and lots of love! rest up and we’ll see you back her on monday, january 2!

xo, victoria

christmas tree in woven basket. / sfgirlbybay

pretty petite tree in a basket, via broste copenhagen.

christmas pine cone garland. / sfgirlbybay

love this strand of pinecones, via this is glamorous.

gray knit christmas stockings hung on a branch. / sfgirlbybay

don’t have a mantel? love this branch idea, via wood & weaves.

red christmas string lights / sfgirlbybay

lovely mix of greenery and bright bulbs from lowe’s.

christmas decor. / sfgirlbybay

clockwise, l to r: bo bedre; broste copenhagen; marthe bo; christmas elf; these four walls; hverdags lux; jim fairfax; pure wow; the marion house; uppercase; kelly brown photography.

christmas garland over green bar cart. / sfgirlbybay

just adore coco kelley’s cheerful hot chocolate station.

christmas tree wall decor. / sfgirlbybay

lovely ‘floating’ branches, via domino.

mini christmas tree in basket with faux fur. / sfgirlbybay

another simple tree in a basket, via west elm.

mini-christmas trees in brown paper with twine. / sfgirlbybay

such a pretty idea to set a table with mini trees tucked inside burlap, via my scandinavian home.