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 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

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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 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

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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...]

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...]

O’ Christmas Tree

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Lights shining so bright.Twinkling just right,Makes me feel like a kid again.Red and Green are mostly my theme,but that's not all.There's also little photo frames and other Christmas goodies.For the last few years, when our family gets together for Thanksgiving,we have a gift exchange.We all bring ornaments, draw … [Read more...]

Goody Goody Gumdrops

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I've just been playing around.  With gumdrops, candles and jars.  Christmas music playing, fire in the fireplace, dirty clothes begging to be washed.  You get the picture.I bought 2 bags of gumdrops, 97¢ each from Walmart.Used some of my thrifty glass containers.Three small candles from Dollar Tree ($3).Things that I already … [Read more...]