Those of you who have never seen a Garden and Gun Christmas may not know that REAL men do decorate for Christmas and damn proud of it! We, meaning us BOYS, enjoy putting up a tree or 2 or 3. We decorate our mantel with fresh garland mixed with old photo cards of men who maybe did the same back in the day. We place a Winter Forest or Firewood candle carelessly on our library desk along side our trusted black ROYAL typewriter. We hang our wreath proudly on our front door made up of fir and spruce, mixed with a few used Prince Albert tins. Seriously! Christmas use to be nothing but a typical grandma and grandpa red and green holiday, however today many people have taken a brave leap of faith expressing their own personal creativity and what a breath of fresh Christmas air! I've been inspired this season by so many creative souls, the publication of Garden and Gun, the great Tartanscot, Brooks Brothers holiday windows and the always creative rebel, Debbie Dusenberry, owner of the Curious Sofa in Kansas City... So as I begin to pack away a little bit of myself, I invite you into my home for one last look at my vision of a Reynolds Still holiday and wish each and everyone, Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night!
The Great Tartanscot
Brooks Brothers Window via Flickr
Curious Sofa Kansas City via Curious Sofa Diaries