Table Top Christmas Tree

Table Top Christmas Tree

I kinda got that sideways look from Barry the day he came home and saw the table top Christmas tree. I told him while he was out of town that I was going to get the tree.  He said just get someone to load it in the truck and he'd get it out when he got home. While I was looking around trying to find the perfect tree, I looked at all of them. … [Read more...]

Christmas Mantel {Deer Inspired}

Deer Mantel

Christmas Mantel deer inspired started with  my current obsession with antlers. I only purchased one thing for the mantel this year and that was a happy find. This awesome wooden deer banner was purchased just last weekend.  I wasn't looking for it, but when it found me, I knew I had to have it1 Thanks Kevin from b9Dk! I … [Read more...]

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 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...]

Ideas for Your Holiday Table {Natural and Cheap}

Ideas for your holiday table

Just in case you still need a little something on the table. I put together a few things that I've used at Thanksgiving and Christmas on my table.     A pretty table does not have to cost a fortune. Decorating with nature is inexpensive and beautiful. I used a book page flower, coffee beans and dried hydrangeas for … [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...]

Tulips again,

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for a Copy Cat Magazine Challenge hosted by Debbiedoo's Blogging and Blabbing This month I've had a few posts about tulips. They are fresh and beautiful. I wished a you a Happy New Year with a picture of tulips: I talked about how I made the natural frog to support them: But before all that I was inspired by a picture from a Southern Living … [Read more...]

Flower Frog

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I ♥ tulips. But they have flimsy stems and they need a little help so I created a natural looking frog. I used my 40% off coupon at HL and bought a large plastic branch. Yes, I could use one from the yard... but I thought water and the branch may get a little yucky. I grabbed an old fish bowl from the attic. Did a little tree … [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...]

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...]

Poinsettia Front Door

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I bought two poinsettias from Walmart last week.  Then I came up with the idea of using them at the front door, so I went back for two more.  I was pleasantly surprised to find them for 50% off, I got four.  Now I have a total of six :) Right Side of entrance. Left Side I'm glad all my plants have filled in.  The green looks so good with the … [Read more...]

Christmas Tree at Lake Martin

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The tree is unusual, it has very skinny branches.  When I first saw it, I had no doubt that it was perfect!  I thought it looked so natural. It had to grow on Mr. Refresh, he likes it now. The condo at Lake Martin is decorated in browns, golds, oranges mostly nature inspired.  So last year when Sam's had their Christmas ornaments on sale, I … [Read more...]

Floral Craft

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It doesn't take much to make a pretty arrangement. Are you getting ready for Christmas? It seems like time really flies this time of the year! I had all the ingredients, except the candles.  I have found that growing asparagus ferns and ivy comes in really handy.  I love that my knock out roses are still blooming too! Goodwill Dessert … [Read more...]