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

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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

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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 bit Eye Hooks Awesome 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

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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...]

Chalkboard

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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

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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

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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

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Wrapping It Up Here's what you need: Card Stock Scissors Hole Punch Ribbon Wrapping paper (I used newspaper and brown craft paper) Tape Ornaments (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

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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

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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

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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 and there's glitter everywhere. Christmas lights make me smile and they'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

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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...]