December 13, 2014


I'm never sure exactly what to call this area of our house.
It's next to the kitchen and it's our only dining area but it's not 
really a dining room.  
So I have decided to call it our dining nook.
Now that we have that settled, I would like to show you
how I decorated it for the holidays.

Much of what I decorated with this year isn't specifically for Christmas 
but I used things that have a winter or Christmas feel to them.

So I put together a vignette on our table using green and red
and still incorporating my favorite blue.

In the corner above my little table, a wooden star hangs 
from my bird hook.

We keep this little lamp on all of the time in the winter
and I like the way it casts a glow on the star.

I especially love the addition of the pomegranates.
They're such a pretty shade of rosy red.

Thank you for taking a look at our dining nook.

I'll be back soon with more of my Christmas decorating for this year.

Have a wonderful day!
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December 10, 2014


I think a lot of us love Scandinavian style decorating
but I think it is especially beautiful for Christmas.

It's characterized by a beautiful simplicity.

Elements from nature are used quite often.

You see a lot of white and green with a little red slipped in occasionally.

Isn't this little guy below just the sweetest thing?

Simple and yet, elegant.

Add some little numbered tags to some silver candlesticks.

Or a sprig of spruce to some white candles.

What could be more simple, inexpensive and lovely?
Do you love Scandinavian style for Christmas too?

December 6, 2014


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    “And the Grinch, with his Grinch-feet ice cold in the snow, 
stood puzzling and puzzling, how could it be so? It came without ribbons. It came without tags. It came without packages, boxes or bags. And he puzzled and puzzled 'till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before.

   What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store.
   What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” 

 ~ Dr. Seuss
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                            I love this quote for Christmas.
                I think it really puts it all into perspective.
               Do you have a favorite Christmas quote?

December 4, 2014

Christmas Mantel Featuring Snow Globes

Like many of you, I have been busy this week
decorating for Christmas.
Here's a look at our fireplace.
It took a lot of tweaking until I was happy with it.

I really didn't have a set plan.  Every year I seem to want to do 
things differently, so sometimes it takes me forever to
decide what should go where.

I love snow globes so I put some of my own together.
I think this Santa is so regal looking.

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More snow globes ~ thank goodness for epsom salt, right?

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These topiaries add some height and are just the right size
for my shallow mantel.

Even the logs in my Ol' Man Winter's bucket got
dressed up with a ribbon.

I think the quilt on the bench adds some coziness, but don't
worry, I'll move it before we start a fire!

I'm loving all of the beautiful and creative decorations around blogland.
I hope you are all enjoying the season so far.
Thanks so much for taking a look at our fireplace!

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