I have always decorated for Christmas at the Public Inn, but this year was a bit different. Several weeks ago, Lindsay (like Lindsay of Lindsay Letters Lindsay!) asked me if I would be willing to use some of the items from her new holiday collection when I decorated for the season. Uh, YES (multiplied times 1,000). You DO NOT turn down an offer like that!
Lindsay had seen her Come Thou Font print on my bedroom mantel in the Everygirl home tour. I have been an admirer of Lindsay's work since my sister introduced me to it a while back. I love how she re-writes songs, bible verses, and quotes in her beautiful calligraphy. If you haven't checked out her work...stop reading and go to her site NOW.
When Lindsay reached out to me, I was elated, flattered, and immediately worried all in a matter of seconds. Now that I own a small business and my house has been in the public eye, I feel the stress of making everything look PERFECT; especially this time of year when every blogger alive has posted a holiday home tour. We all know the ones, where you've had months to plan, shop and create this year's color palette inspiration and a magical Mary Poppins closet full of never ending decor supplies that blends synonymously. No way...ain't nobody got time for that! Don't get me wrong...I am not knocking those gorgeous holiday home tours because I would LOVE to be able to do that, but that is just not a reality for my life right now.
So this is for you ladies out there who don't have the time or money and usually have to throw junk together at the last minute. Everything being used I basically already had from previous years with the exception of a couple of new items including Lindsay's amazing canvases and prints of course; and do you remember the fluorescent tape from the pop-up caravan? Well, it's been recycled Christmas style.
Without further ado, I give you our Curated Christmas at the Public Inn. (All images were taken by the talented and lovely Lauren Tomasella.)
Hey Mom...thanks for all your help. I couldn't have done this without you.