Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Touches

As far as Christmas decor this year, I didn’t add very much ‘new’.  If you missed my Christmas House last year you can see it all {HERE}. 
I did add a couple new things though…
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My Grandma gave me a box of ornaments and when I found these little guys I remembered I had seen {this} on Pinterest.  I have hung ornaments from my chandelier  before, but love the delicate simplicity of this look.
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I also added this vignette.  I kept my Thanksgiving Sign up because I am very thankful at Christmas too…oh, aaaand, I love it;)  I created this little holiday “tree” in under 5 minutes with supplies I had on hand.  A few iced cherry blossom branches stuck in a French bucket and little Christmas signs pinned on with clothespins. A few Santa touches and this spot was finished.
I am feeling like next year I want to change up my Christmas Decorations.  With out losing the special pieces that we love getting out every year, experiencing that warm nostalgic feeling.  
What about you?  Do you change it up each year or keep things the same?

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A Winner! …and Wrapping time


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First things first…the winner of the Christmas Giveaway is Shirley!! (comment #9)  Congrats Shirly, I will be emailing you shortly:)

Remember you can all still get 25% of at this week!  Just enter MERRYCHRISTMAS at checkout.

And now that I have a dent in my Christmas shopping, I have some wrapping to do!  Here area  a couple gorgeous packaging ideas from Pinterest


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From Beth @ Home Stories A to Z



From Julia @ Blissfully Content


I usually start out with great intentions and the first of the gifts are wrapped with extreme care and creativity….then it becomes gift bags and tissue paper;)

Do you go all out in your gift wrapping? I love for you to share your ideas…if you have some link them up in the comments please:)

I hope you are enjoying the season!! xoxo

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Christmas {Double} Giveaway!

A Merry Christmas to you!   Spreading some holiday cheer with a couple of handmade gifts for you or for someone else!


A handmade Christmas Kissing Ball from

The Gathering Place Design, Plus….


A handmade up-cycled Vintage Leather Cuff any item of your choice from!


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7. Go to come back here & tell us your favorite piece

One of you fabulous friends will be randomly chosen on Monday Dec. 12th.

P.S. All Christmas is on SALE at The Gathering Place Design…up to 25% off

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Merry Christmas!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Christmas Greens


This little Christmas Vignette on our piano turned out to be an eclectic mix of metals, colors and textures.  Staying with a green color palette, I mixed in a lot of different tones to achieve this sort of rustic natural feel with touches of sparkle that gives off a warm cozy vibe.

I gathered pieces from around the house, some that I have used for Christmas decor in other areas of our home to create this subtle Christmas display.Recently Updated5

I used my moss trees and place them on random mismatched candle sticks and for more texture and dimension added in some pine sprigs at the bottom of each tree. I filled one of my favorite containers with my fall acorns and more pine.  A Christmas star and also a vintage style Santa for a pop of color & whimsy.

Now, when I started this I had a round clock hanging above, but it just was too cold.  I thought I’d try this wreath from my Etsy Shop and it was just what it needed…I am now working on making myself one similar because it is just too perfect in this spot! {eh, the laundry doesn’t need folding, right? ;)}

So play around with your decorations in different places!  I think a lot of times we get used to having our decor exactly where they have always been or where you initially purchased an item for.  But there are no rules on changing it up and sometimes I think you’ll find you like things better a different way.

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Oh, and I casually draped lights throughout to give a warm Christmas glow at night…I love it.