Christmas 2014

There are so many projects that I wish I had the time to upload but it just isn’t always possible for me to do so. Last year, I didn’t get to share my Christmas decorating so I thought I’d share it now to inspire myself to begin gathering ideas for this year. 😉 First, I gave red and gold a try and then I took everything off my tree and started all over again.

Red and gold was pretty but I just love white so much that I couldn’t do without it!! My first project was this cowbell swag that I made for my smallest old window.

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Next, I found an old cd storage box, painted it and filled up with candles and Christmas greenery to make a center piece for the coffee table.

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It’s been a while since I gave this mirror its makeover. When I first found it, it was a sad looking gold and blue. So, I sanded it, primed it and painted it. Then, I sanded it again to give it that worn out look that I love. Doesn’t it just look so festive with that wreath on it and my favorite snowflake garland?

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Here’s a couple more pictures… And now I’m off to get my Christmas décor down from the attic to begin preparing.

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In the meantime, I hope you guys are enjoying decorating for fall.

It’s The Most Wonderful Time of The Year!

The Christmas tree is up and so are the rest of my decorations for the living room. Since I have been super busy with work I am not sure if I’ll be doing much more decorating than that so I’ll share these with you guys for now.

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I was testing my camera in the above shot and I actually like it a lot! 😉

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That chalkboard that my coffee filter wreath is on is one of my latest projects that I haven’t had a chance to share here. I am in love with chalkboards and they are all over this place. I even used some chalkboard tags on the tree with Christmas words written on them.

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That ruffle pillow cover is only one of a few bunch that I sewed not too long ago out of a queen size white sheet (in case I messed up, it wouldn’t be too pricey)! 😉

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I love this type of packaging and those wrapped little presents are from last year but I couldn’t help myself and I just had to used them again this year!
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Stockings haven’t been hung but I’ll share those later if I get a chance! How about you guys? Have you put up your tree and decorations yet?

Thanks for coming here and I wish you the most wonderful holiday season, my friends!!

-Mari

In The Christmas Spirit

I haven’t been feeling so well so I’ve decided to take a break from all of my projects-pending and future ones. But I just wanted to publish this post about some more of the Christmas decorating around this place. At first, I had decided that we wouldn’t have a tree this year but my little one was very concerened that “Santa wouldn’t know where to leave the presents”. So, I changed my mind but I had already given away most of my old tree ornaments so I had to start off fresh and I had no idea what I really wanted to do but I’ve been on pinterest a lot lately (I love that place!) and I’d been seeing all those cloth covered balls and I loved them! So, I set out to make my own and a couple other things!

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I’ve got lots more but I just haven’t had a chance to shoot everything or upload anything. If I’m not too bummed out I’ll attempt to publish another post with the rest! Hope all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving day and have a great night!!

-Mari