Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Red Metal Flower Sconce

I found a wonderful red metal flower sconce at Hobby Lobby.  It is just my style.  I hung it in my kitchen next to the window.
It is the perfect accent to an otherwise boring spot.
Have you found any treasures lately?

Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas 2013

It has been a busy season this year at my house but I finally got around to taking some Christmas pictures to share.  This is  my dining room.  The red hobknob vase was my mothers.  I wanted something simple to show it off, so I only added some faux red berry twigs.
I added some silver bells to my wire basket with a candle in the middle.  I love the scent of cinnamon candles and not just at Christmas - it's my favorite candle scent all year round.
In my hallway, I set up a small display with this sweet stuffed bunny front and center wishing everyone who walks by a "Merry Christmas".  To the side is a bowl of vintage silver ornaments for fun.
In the playroom, the shelf is decorated with holiday stems in my mercury glass vase, a santa hat for the teddy bear, and a mini tree that was decorated by my grand-daughter, Riley.
Here is a close up of the stems in my mercury glass vase.  I found them on sale at Hobby Lobby and I just love them.  I am enjoying changing this vase out for the seasons.
I decorated the dresser with some gold beads draped over my old chippy window and some little stuffed animals on the side, since it is the playroom after all.
I even have a little tree in my bathroom on the window sill - there's a little bit of Christmas everywhere, lol.
I turned a candle holder into a wreath and hung it on the wall!
And finally, moving into the living room - this bunny also sits on a candle holder.
Here is the front of my fire place all decked out with our Christmas stockings.  My old tool box holds greenery, cranberry beads and mason jar candles filled with epsom salt snow.
The mantel has silver and cranberry beads, some candles, an old Santa and some pointsettia flowers.  The chalk board reads "For unto us is born this day in the City of David, a Savior who is Christ the Lord!"
I do not have a traditional Christmas tree, I have a Christmas "stick" (my kids named it).  I don't care, I love it anyway.  It sits in a white pitcher and bowl and has dainty ornaments hanging from the branches.  Do you have any "untraditional" "trees"?
Here's a closer look:
And, finally, a small display of bottle brush trees.  I kind of love them - I seem to add to my collection every year.  This year I added a small stick reindeer to the mix that I found at a local craft fair.  There is also a cloche filled with red and green vintage ornaments.
Well, Christmas is just a few days away.  Seems to come sooner every year!  I want to wish each and every one of you a Blessed Christmas filled with unexpected blessings!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Peace, Love, Dog!

Using more fence posts as the wood for this rustic sign, I started by painting it grey and white washing it, just as I did for this post.  I used these stamper stencils from Hobby Lobby - they were only 99 cents each and perfect for this project.
Here is how they turned out -
I have a dog, so I was drawn to this project.  Again, it is rustic and simple and I am very pleased with it.  I'm planning on gifting these to some of my friends with pups.  How about you - do you have a dog and are you drawn to canine crafts?  I have a Schnauzer named Denver and he is my little buddy.