Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas!

I'm taking a bit of a blog break to spend time with my family and my son who just returned home from college. I will be back sometime after Christmas ... not sure when. In the meantime, here is my Christmas tree (which finally was decorated last night!!)

                                             MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas House Tour

Outside the window boxes are filled with greens and oversized ornaments.

And now for the rest of the house... (plus glimpses of my living room for those of you who haven't seen it.)
When you walk in my office is directly to the right:

 The living room is directly to the left (it's my favorite room):

The dining room is right next to the living's bedecked with glimmering gold ..sorry about the picture quality here...the back of the house wasn't getting much natural light and it was kind of a dreary day:

The kitchen is right next to the dining room (honestly, my kitchen doesn't look different year to year).

This is the only part that changed this year. I added the chalkboard at Thanksgiving.

That's it for now... I usually put a tiny tree up in the hall between my kids' rooms. And, we drape lights around their beds or over the windows. We haven't decorated our tree yet so I will wait to show off the family room decor...stay tuned.

Linking to: Holiday Housewalk Party

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Deck the Hall(way)s!

When you enter my house I want you to feel the Christmas spirit! So, I literally deck the hall(way)s!

Before you enter my kitchen is an antique bench where I display a vintage red metal toolbox and 
a little tree.

Here's a closeup of the metal toolbox. I will fill it with fresh greens just before Christmas, but for now fake ones will do.

View toward the front door.
More to come...gotta put up the tree tonight!

Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas Around Our House: Living Room

I started decorating last weekend and I am by no way done. However, I think the living room is just about there! I changed it up a bit from last Christmas -- using the same items, but placing them differently. It's fun to change! Here's a peek:

Sharing at The Shabby Nest and Timewashed

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Christmas at The Barn

I love going to the Barn Show. They have a spring, summer, fall and holiday show and it's always full of fun stuff and great ideas. Sharing a few pics from my cell phone:

This last picture just about sums it up!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Chalk Paint Upcycles

I did some crafting over the long weekend...Lord knows I couldn't concentrate enough to write an article around here! I had the chalk paint out to paint a small box I found at a yard sale a couple months ago (yes, I said months ago) and while I was at it, I took the opportunity to paint this cherub ornament  (above) and a frame. I love the "old world" look it gives the angels. Sorry about the pics, but I have two dead camera batteries and I can't find my charger ... looks like I'll have to order one online. Here's the box and the frame...

That's all for now!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

I am holding a great sale on all my vintage items in my Country Tag Sale etsy shop!!! Your total purchase will be 15% off when you enter CTS15 in the coupon code section when purchasing. I have all kinds of fun finds from jewelry to home decor! Rustic to romantic! Gadgets to gifts! I'm also holding a CyberMonday sale at my other shop, Where the Grass is Greener; just enter Green15 on Monday to receive 15% off your total purchase.

Just look at the rustic goodness - an antique level:

What about this awesome toolbox to go with your industrial decor?

And for those with a softer side about this gorgeous Fenton bowl?

I've got gifts for everyone on your list, too! Games...


And all sorts of fun finds...stop on by and shop!