Rustic Fireplace & Stockings

A Rustic Merry Christmas

The Stockings were HungMy friend Jan has a lovely home with a fireplace that belongs in a mountain cabin surrounded by snow. I can only image the fire this massive rock fireplace could produce!

I’ve decorated Jan’s home for Christmas for the past 10 years. She has said that having me in to decorate is like a Christmas gift to herself. :) So sweet! Jan has a large collection of ornaments and Christmas decor that I’ve rotated throughout the years so that it’s a bit different each year.

You can see previous year’s photos here and here. Continue reading

Christmas Wrapping in Gray & White

Simple Gift Wrap and How to Rust Your Own Jingle Bells

Christmas Wrapping in Gray & WhiteIt’s the second week of December, I haven’t bought a single gift and my christmas decorations have only made it from the attic to the entry hall. And there they sit.

I’ve decorated 3 houses and one business for Christmas and hope…HOPE…to start on my own house this week.

Last year, by the time I wrapped my packages, it was too late to post about them. So, today’s gift wrapping is brought to you by Christmas Past.

I love it when a package is really a presentation but I rarely have time to put that kind of time into my gift wrapping. Who does? I also like to use paper that’s a bit outside the norm. Not your typical red and green Christmas paper.
Last year I purchased gray and white striped paper to wrap our gifts and I loved the way they turned out.
I stayed simple using twine, yarn, a few pine cones and rusty jingle bells.  Continue reading

And The Dixie Belle Paint Winner Is…

Dixie Bell

Thank you so much for the great response to our Dixie Belle Paint Giveaway as well as all the encouraging comments about my newly painted Armoire!

Dixie Bell Paint - Armoire

The Giveaway Winner is Charlene
“Just found out about this paint! Need to get some for my winter projects!”

Congratulations, Charlene! You’re going to LOVE this paint!

 

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