I have been sharing a few Christmas ideas lately, BUT I don’t want to skip Thanksgiving in anyway shape or form. SO, if you are looking for some help with your Thanksgiving decor, I have 10+ Last Minute Thanksgiving Decor Ideas to share with you…
Hello! And Happy Wednesday. It has been a full week of traveling to visit the grandkids. Hubby and I took 6 days off to go trick or treating, visit Beverly Hills, eat, play games, sew, shop, eat, and sing Happy Birthday to a grandson.
I am settling back at home again. Our home is filled with Thanksgiving, pumpkins, wreaths and giving thanks.
The Simple Thanksgiving shelves are in a central part of our home. You see them as soon as you walk in the front door.
I like finding old books and using them as “pedestals” for my accessories. Candle sticks work really well, too. Do you do the same thing?
I found a printable on Hometalk and was so excited to incorporate it in my Thanksgiving decor. (Especially since it has a blue pumpkin)
Using my own cardboard chalkboard I scripted “Give Thanks”. It’s good for all of us to give thanks everyday, not just at Thanksgiving. What’s that saying? “There is always something to be thankful for”? I believe that will all my heart.
I made my pine cone and pecan garland last year for Christmas decor. I have used it for lots of other holidays, as well. It’s my frosting on the cake for the Simple Thanksgiving shelves.
Filling my green bottles with old, broken sticks was just the added touch I needed to finish off the look I was wanting for this year’s Thanksgiving decor.
I hope you are giving thanks today and everyday for all that you have.
Leave me a comment telling me what you are thankful for. I would love to know!
If you are looking for or wanting new traditions in your family, come back on Friday for loads of ideas.
A handful of my blogging friends and I are putting together some special Thanksgiving Traditions for you. I know you will enjoy every minute of it.
I will see you back here then…
Make it a lovely Wednesday full of thanks!
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Welcome to the Fall Home Decor Tour. It’s FIVE full days of Fall inspiration and decor ideas for your home.
Today I am here to share a quick and SUPER easy Fall Book Page Wreath with you.
I Have the Monday Blues for Summer Wreaths, don’t you??? I love me a pretty wreath to welcome me into a home. A wreath says “Hello, I am happy to have you here.” (Well, in my mind anyway.) I have collected 10 amazingly gorgeous and original wreaths for you today.
A wreath has a life of it’s own, don’t you think? You can use felt, yarn, lace, artificial floral, succulents, sticks, twigs, shells, you name it, you can probably add it to a wreath.
Happy Tuesday! I hope you all had a wonderful and memorable Memorial Day. It was very quiet around our home, but we enjoyed it nonetheless.
I am looking forward to sharing My Tea Time Shelves with you today. My shelves are one of my favorite areas in our home. I like to change them out for the seasons and holidays. Most recently I have enjoyed using my thrifted tea cups and saucers all around our home as decor. This is one more way for me to display and share what I love, along with using some vintage items I own.
This is is one more way for me to display and share what I love, along with using some vintage items I own.
Today is my turn to share my Easter craft. I am happy to have you here while I share my Easter Book Page and Tissue Paper Wreath. This is an easy and festive way to share Easter and/or Spring with your neighbors and visitors.
Welcome to my home…
On my front door you will see my version of an Easter Book Page and Tissue Paper Wreath.
Hello Hello!! Christmas is just days away and nine bloggers and I have a beautiful and creative Christmas Tour of Homes for you. Thanks to Rachel from Like a Saturday for putting it altogether! To see the full tour schedule and to link up on December 20th, visit Rachel at Like a Saturday.
If you are coming from Kayla’s blog Home Coming-WELCOME!! I am so happy to have you here!!
Today, I am thrilled to share our Christmas Trees with a Christmas Tree Home Tour. I LOVE Christmas trees. But our 950 sq foot condo is too tiny for the size tree I want, so I have 4 little trees that bring the Christmas feeling into our home.
Each tree is unique and adds to the feel and look of our home.
This first tree is in our living room window.
It is filled with vintage “Shiny Brites”, snowflakes and icicles.
I used a glitter and crystal filled garland to lay around the tree as well.
The tree sits in my fleur box, along with the natural and glittered spheres from Pier One.
This white ornament is special because it was sent from one of my blog readers!! Isn’t she sweet??
With more vintage gold “Shiny Brites”, I was able to get the look and feel I wanted for our bedroom.
The bedroom tree sits in a barn wood box. and surrounded with burlap.
You can see the cracks in some of the glass ornaments, showing the wear and age on them.
“Merry Christmas” adorns the top of the tree, as a reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.
One of my Christmas trees is also in the living room, sitting in a vintage reproduction sleigh. I decorated the tree with a pine cone garland that I made last year.
The Santa and toys were crocheted by my grandma. Since she has passed on, they hold special meaning to me each year when I pull them out of the box.
Doesn’t Santa look excited to deliver toys on Christmas Eve??
Last, but certainly not least, is my DIY Flocked Tree in a Terracotta pot. Having it sit right by my vintage birdhouse is a perfect place for my bird ornaments.
My Christmas Tree Home Tour has been so fun to share with you. Each one makes me smile every time I see them and especially when they are lit up. Be sure to also see my WHOLE Christmas Home Tour.
Thanks SO much for coming over for the Christmas Tour of Homes! I KNOW you will enjoy each and every home as much as I have.
Your next stop on the tour will be with Gracie from Kitchen Table Art, tomorrow morning!! You will not be disappointed.
Make it a Christmas Home Tour kind of day! And, Merry Christmas.
Hello Hello!! It’s MY turn to share my home for the 12 Days of Christmas Home Tour.
I am thrilled to have you here. We live in a 950 square foot condo, and I like to fill it to the brim with Christmas. So let’s get on with the tour…
Welcome inside our home. As look you around you will see Christmas vignettes and nativities throughout the house. Just the way I like it.
Along the bar you will see Hubby’s Snow Globe collection. Look here to get a closer look.
From this view you get a tiny glimpse of one of our 4 Christmas trees, bookshelves, my thrifted coffee table, and the Nativities I have collected for years.
In the kitchen, our open shelves are a focal point. My mom’s husband made the wooden candle holders for me. The nativity set is one of my VERY first nativities. I enjoy setting it out each year.
Grandpa’s croquet box is always in use around here. I collect blue bottles from thrift stores and use them any way I can. I added book pages (another love of mine) pine cones and a crystallized branch to fill the croquet box.
Filling various vessels and jars with Epsom salts and natural elements brings a soft and natural feel into our home.
I made this natural and rustic garland with jute, pecans, and 2 kinds of pine cones. EASY PEASY.
These precious snow angels were my Grandma’s in the 40s. Don’t they look like they are ice skating on the vintage mirror??
These lovely blue book shelves are in our living room.
I made the banner with jute and my cardboard chalkboards.
My Grandma’s sequin ornaments are placed in an apothecary jar.
A nativity under a cloche’ adds so much class, don’t you think?
I stacked our office shelf with my glittered birdhouses and empty frames. Simple and effective.
Even our guest bathroom has a little Christmas for our visitors.
Our bedroom Christmas tree is adorned with blues, golds, silver and crystals.
One of my many “Shiny Brites” ornaments from my grandma’s collection.
In our living room we have a small tree in a floral box. It is filled with snow flakes, icicles and vintage silver “Shiny Brites”.
I really could not miss sharing my sticks with crystals, berries, icicles, and snowflakes.
Lastly, my vintage sleigh holding another tree. This tree is decorated with my pine cone garland. Santa and the other toys were crocheted by my sweet Grandma.
As you can see, I like simple Christmas decor, I like to use what I already have, and I LOVE Christmas decorating.
Thanks for letting me share my Christmas Home with you on the 12 Days of Christmas Home Tour .
It is an honor to have you here.
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Monday DEC 2nd
You will enjoy the excitement, inspiration and feel of Christmas !!
Make it a Christmas Home Tour kind of day!
With a little creativity, scrapbook paper, a hot glue gun and a few pieces of faux greenery I created a Refreshed Summer Wreath.
I have this wreath. It’s not bad, I like it, but I needed to add MY touch. So I decided to make a refreshed Summer wreath. Easy enough, right? Now, the creative juices were flowing…
Book Page Wreath-A Follower’s Request
I am sure you have seen many book page wreaths around blog land. I think they look very classy and creative.
I actually posted this when I first started my blog 9 months ago. One of my followers emailed me and asked if I would post this again. Since she can’t see it on my old blog, I told her I would post it. Here you go Mona! Enjoy.
I think it’s is perfect for Fall decorating.
Good Morning!! How are you all doing today?? Are you keeping busy?? I sure am. I am doing the flowers for a reception next Saturday, and still working on our son’s wedding luncheon/dinner. Fun times.
I am excited to share with you both events and how they turn out. Each wedding is going to be quite beautiful with such lovely colors.
All around blogland, you will see a coffee filter wreath. Some are tea dyed, some are just white. Some tutorials will tell you to use a screw driver to poke your coffee filter in. Others will advise you to use a glue gun.
I decided to try one for myself. I bought 2 packages of coffee filters at the dollar store and purchased my 18 inch wreath at Michaels. I was ready to go…
About 1/3 of the way through(which took me about an hour) of using the screw driver method, I opted to try the glue gun method to see if it would be any faster. No, it was not faster. (It was okay though-I watched DC Cupcakes on Netflix while I worked)
But I did like the look better. When I was almost done I added a 28 gauge wire as a hanger for my new wreath. Easy. I used almost every single coffee filter-320 in all, 4 glue sticks, along with a couple of blisters (Yowza!)
Anyone that has ever made a coffee filter wreath-I tip my hat to you. It is not a quick project. It takes time and precision to make your wreath look full and balanced. So, if you are looking for a quick project-this is not it.
Worth it, yes!
Let me know if you have attempted a coffee filter wreath. What was the method that worked best for you?