Monday, January 22, 2018

Oh Winter!



Winter.

What can I say?
I'm developing a love/hate relationship with Winter.
I don't hate it, but I'm kind of sick of it, too.

This happens to me every year. 
Trouble is I find it happens earlier & earlier every year, 
which is not good considering we have a long way to go yet.

Ok, no more complaining.

Here's some Winter around the house...

Sitting Room:




Dining Room:



Kitchen:  


I think my next posts will be about Valentine's Day.

I'm going to adopt my oldest sister's attitude which is...
Put away all the Winter decor & think Spring!

Sounds like a pretty decent plan, don't you think?



Monday, January 8, 2018

Winter Mantel & Living Room 2018


Good morning all!

This has been one heck of a Winter, hasn't it?  
When I checked my phone yesterday at 8am,
we were looking at a temperature of -12 degrees.
Factor in the wind chill & it felt like -23 degrees. 

Crazy.

We've been using our fireplace more than ever.
It just makes you feel so cozy to have a fire going,

especially at night while relaxing & watching TV.


I went with gray & white for my Winter decor.
Such a change after the bright colors of Christmas!


Everything here is stuff you've already seen before...
except for the wreath, that's new.
I found it after Christmas at Pier 1 and
thought it was perfect for Winter.


My ladder from Decor Steals.
I love it.


A little Winter for the coffee table.


 Maybe I should rethink
my chalkboard sentiment.
I think it started snowing the second I put it up!

Have a wonderful week, my friends!


Thursday, December 28, 2017

New Year's Eve Vignette (or Partying Snowmen!)

Hello dear friends!

I hope you had a beautiful Christmas!

Have you taken your Christmas decorations down yet?  
I haven't, but I'm thinking I may begin tomorrow. 
I had the week off from work and
I really hate to wait until I'm back to work to take it all down.

Is it just me or have you noticed angry controversy on social media
about taking down the Christmas decorations?  
Who knew de-decorating could make people angry?

Anyway, I did put together a little something
for New Year's Eve.
At first I think my husband thought I was a little crazy
decorating for New Year's Eve,
but then I think he actually liked it.


It all started with the snowmen figurine.
I spotted it in Home Goods and when I realized
the snowmen were, in fact, New Year's Eve partying snowmen,
I had to have it!
My sister bought it for me as part of my Christmas gift.


That trio is just too cute!


Wishing you all the best in 2018!


Friday, December 15, 2017

Christmas Home Tour, Part 3


Well, here we are on the last part of my Christmas tour.
 
Today I'm sharing the Kitchen, Master Bedroom & middle Hallway.

It's funny, these photos reflect many changes we've made to our home. 
I have never shared those changes on the blog...yet.  
I really need to do an updated home tour.

Kitchen:


I love changing up the dishes in this cabinet.


Not the best photo below,
but this year I decided to give my window over
the sink a little something. 


My kitchen tree always
sits on the table in this nook.


Master Bedroom:


I like to add a little Christmas to the bedroom.
I'm so happy to have this tree in the bedroom.
At night, it's so pretty all lit up.
It gives me visions of sugarplums...


Hallway:


This tree sits in the hallway,
alongside our staircase.

I had no idea how I wanted to decorate it this year.
My sister suggested green since she noticed
I had some green glass balls in my stash.
So I went with it and decided black & white checked
ribbon would be a nice complement to the whole look.
I made the top hat tree topper because I couldn't
find a single topper I liked anywhere.


And there you have it!
The tour is complete.
I may be back to share a little more
décor if I survive the baking marathon
I'm about to take on!

Thanks for visiting me today.





Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Christmas Home Tour, Part 2

Thank you for your kind comments on Part 1 of the tour.
  
Shall we start right in with Part 2 today?

Here's the dining room & sitting room....

I'll try not to talk too much since I have quite a few photos today.

Dining Room: 


I have never used a lot color in these rooms before.
This is a first.
I usually go with silver, gold & white, but
this year I was determined to try red.
I never imagined how much I was going to love it!


I don't think I've shared my new mirror
and console table before. (below)
I rode home 2 1/2 hours with that mirror
resting against my head.
Oh the sacrifices we make for pretty things!

Sitting Room:
 

 This pencil tree from Michaels is a favorite!


Here's a close up of the tree:





Have a great day everyone!

Next up...
Kitchen & Master Bedroom


Monday, December 11, 2017

Christmas Home Tour, Part 1

Hello everyone, welcome!

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Are you enjoying all the Christmas inspiration throughout blogland?  
I swear sometimes it makes me wish I had 10 houses to decorate!

I'm going to begin my home tour today in our living room.

I had fully intended on going with a pastel palette
for our living room this year.
However, as I was dreaming of pastel colored sugar plums,
my 16 year old son decided to tell me,
"I prefer traditional red & green for Christmas."

Whaaaat?

Well, suffice it to say, his words stuck in my head.
Since Christmas is all about family,
I thought it best not to disappoint and
this is what I came up with instead.

Santa and his elves....


How I love that ladder from Décor Steals!
Such a versatile piece & perfect for Santa's elves to climb.


Traditional red & green all the way! 


I'm not sure if you'll notice from years past, but my
living room used to have a huge entertainment center on
this wall (below) with lots of shelves for décor. 
It was a tough decision, but we decided
it was time for something new.  I love this new look 
and I don't even mind that I now have a lot less
space to add décor. 



My coffee table vignette: 


I will return with more of my 
Christmas Home Tour during the week.

Thanks for stopping by!



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