Christmas 2019

Seasons greetings! I’m the kind of person who starts listening to Christmas music right after Halloween. (Don’t judge.) I also like to start decorating the home for Christmas around Thanksgiving. Since Thanksgiving was late this year, I pulled out the bins the week before Thanksgiving. My husband wasn’t exactly thrilled because he prefers his holidays to be in the normal order. I have a process that takes time, so I wanted to get started. I like to decorate my home a little differently every year for Christmas and I’m a visual person so I’ll probably decorate an area two or …

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Christmas 2017

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!  I love the spirit, the traditions, the lights, the decorations, and especially the Christmas tree.  Every year I start to decorate our home during Thanksgiving week.  I like to have the decorations up early to get into holiday spirit.  (Come January 2nd I’m ready to put everything away though.) For the entryway, I used a mixture of faux and live wreaths. I love the look of a simple live wreath with beautiful ribbon.  It’s also a bonus that it’s budget friendly (especially when you buy the ribbon on sale). I took the below picture at …

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Our Home for Christmas

I love decorating our home for Christmas.  Every year I do things slightly differently.  You may recognize some of the decorations from last year or the year before, but I also bought some new things from Michael’s store and Pottery Barn. This year I went with a mostly white wintry theme. I arranged some faux branches to make this arrangement.  It took me three attempts before I was sort of happy with it.  You can’t really tell from the photo but it’s got sparkles on the leaves.  Pretty much everything I bought has glitter on it so needless to say I …

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Blue and White

It’s all about the blues and whites, baby.  My home looks quite different since the last time you saw it at Christmas time.  After I put those decorations away I had a blank slate to welcome a fresh new look. A few weeks ago I saw the blue and white floral vase (pictured below) at Home Goods and I thought it was beautiful.  It put me in a cheery mood and I thought it would be a great way to welcome the warmer weather.  Folks, I had found my inspiration piece for the new look. The candle, books, gold bowl and picture frame are …

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All Things Fall

As soon as the weather turns cool and crisp in September I decorate my home to welcome autumn, my favorite time of year.  Not only do I love pumpkin goodies like my Pumpkin Bread, I also love to use them as decorations throughout my home.  Well, you’ll see. How gorgeous is this antique candelabra?  A family member gave it to me a few months ago and I adore it. I like to mix the old with new.  I bought these mercury pumpkins at Pottery Barn.  (I might be slightly addicted to that store and my husband points out that I’m probably also addicted to …

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