A Woodland Christmas

During this busy holiday season, I am especially honored that you are taking time to stop by and visit. Thank you! If you saw my last post, you know that the tree in my sweet husband's study is decorated with a Woodland Christmas theme. It was my first inspiration for this week's tablescape. These handpainted salad/dessert plates by Royal Norfolk were my second inspiration. (I picked them up several years ago at one of the dollar stores.) First I covered my table with a golden-tan heavy linen tablecloth. Then I started on the centerpiece -- a couple of faux pine boughs laid down the center of the table. Next I tucked in a check ribbon ... metal star ornaments ... ... antlers ... clip-on birds ... ... Keep Reading...

Snowmen Everywhere! Decking the Halls … FINALLY

Have you "decked the halls" at your house yet? I finally got motivated to start (still more to do), but tonight I'll show you part of how I've spent my weekend ... This is the year that Little Man will LOVE snowmen. After all, their little eyes twinkle almost as much as his! So out came the boxes of snowmen. (If you don't know who Little Man is, you can find out HERE.) Snowmen are the order of the day for the living room this year. Every flat surface is now home to a snowman or two ... or three ... or four ...  Why don't I just show you some before and after pics?  (Just click on a collage if you want to enlarge it.) This "fancy" snow family ... some of my favorites! These little skiers -- and the sledder ... Keep Reading...

Grand Entrances

I'm adding a few more pics to my Idea Files tab. If you've been following my blog, you know that (like many of you) I've torn pictures out of magazines for years ... thinking "someday" I might use the ideas. This blog is helping me get them organized. I'm sharing them with you from time to time, but I have one BIG request ... Please -- remember that these were mostly torn from various magazines, and I am not always able to properly credit them to the appropriate source. I did NOT take these pics.  (As with ALL text and photos on this blog, you may not reproduce anything without permission -- and I cannot give permission for you to reproduce any of the ideas/pics that will be in this Idea Files section because it's not mine to give! You may ... Keep Reading...