Farm table dressed for Christmas

Farm Table Christmas

  It started here:I don't have my tree, but I have my farm table dressed for Christmas. I also discovered that I donated some of my Christmas decor or I've misplaced it.  Either way it's a good thing.  I was just saying the other day that I was going to get rid of a lot of my Christmas stuff and go more natural.I started with my $5 … [Read more...]

Christmas Eve

Six Christmas Ideas

Merry Christmas Eve!  I put together some last minute decorating ideas that you can do today!  Really... (Just click on the links to get the complete details :)    Easy Centerpiece made from dessert dishes, faux flowers and white candles.  Easy centerpiece made from the same dessert dish, ivy, roses and white … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Stand

Our kitchen is just like everyone else's. It's where we spend the most time during the holidays.When I found this beautiful aqua/turquoise ice cream churn, I knew what I was going to do with it. Put a tree in it! I put a bucket inside the bucket to help secure the tree.  Several limbs were trimmed off the bottom.  Actually a few too many … [Read more...]

Christmas Mantel

Christmas Decor Mantel Mantle Decorating

For my mantel this year I used the following: Paper Mache Deer Fresh Greenery Faux Florals Pine Cones Vintage Silver Pieces Hymnal Banner I love the traditional colors of Christmas. The reds and greens just say Merry to me.One thing I tried this year was to add a little lime green and blue sparkle to the mantel.  Two colors that I … [Read more...]

How to add Ribbon to Pinecones

Ribbon on Pinecones

On Monday, I baked my pinecones and on Tuesday I added some sugar and silver spice (post coming soon). Last night I dressed them up! Here's what I used:Drill / with drill bitEye HooksAwesome pinecones I used a drill bit that was the same diameter as the threaded area on the hook.  Pre-drill the end of the pinecone, about … [Read more...]

Merry Christmas


Hark! the herald angels sing "Glory to the newborn King Peace on earth and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!" Joyful, all ye nations rise; Join the triumph of the skies; With angelic host proclaim "Christ is born in Bethlehem!" Hark! the herald angels sing "Glory to the newborn King!" Christ, by highest heaven adored; Christ the … [Read more...]



I recently shared my chalkboard over at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia (Thank you Kristin for having me!).  Here we go, just in case you missed it!I had been looking for the perfect frame/picture to create a large chalkboard.I found one recently while visiting my daughter and family,  I love thrifting with her. The frame was a cool color, … [Read more...]

Christmas at a Discount – Kitchen Dine-In


This is the Eat-In kitchen dining area.  Spruced up with more poinsettias. (What can I say, I love their velvety beauty.)Here's a closer look,Three poinsettias $4.50 (they were half-off at Walmart)Small wreaths tied with raffia on the back of my white chairs $4.00 total. (Dollar Tree)Branch over the window $5.00 (bought at the … [Read more...]

Around The House – Christmas 2011


Come on in, and welcome to the wordless home tour from pictures that I haven't posted.Thanks for visiting! Sharing at: The Inspired Room DIY by Design Dittle Dattle … [Read more...]

Paper Crafts


Wrapping It Up Here's what you need:Card StockScissorsHole PunchRibbonWrapping paper (I used newspaper and brown craft paper)TapeOrnaments (optional)I decided to use newspaper and brown craft paper, for my gift wrap.I printed off monograms from the internet (I'll provide the link at the end).I used angel … [Read more...]

Planter Makeover


Did you wonder, where that white container on my door came from.. I took this metal hanging planter from this:To this:Thanks to Krylon Dual Paint + Primer .I used a sanding block to distress it a little, I just can't handle perfect (at least not in this case).Love the white on the dark front door!While I had the paint out I … [Read more...]

Starlight Peppermints

peppermint bowl

We had our book club meeting this week and you would think that I found out that Santa Claus is real.  Mrs. P (she's in my book club and she lets me put stuff on her door) pointed out that Sue was serving us cookies on a real peppermint plate. Stop the presses!  Forget book discussion, how on earth did she do this? Here's what I did based on … [Read more...]

Christmas Mantel 2011


I love sitting by the fireplace.It's the one thing about winter that I do like.Especially right now.When everything's all a glow andthere's glitter everywhere.Christmas lights make me smile andthey're calming.I hope you're finding ways to relax and enjoy the glow of the Christmas season.Sharing here: Southern … [Read more...]

Christmas Tablescape


I've been working on my Christmas tablescape.  You've probable seen several of my post about a couple of the items that I've used on the table.  Like the Christmas Floral Craft or the Gift Tag, well here's the completed table.Are you like me?  Everytime I get a new Pottery Barn catalog, I just drool all over every page!(Via Pottery Barn) … [Read more...]