Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Hello Christmas 2011 !!!

These are a few of my favorite things......

The challenge this Christmas decorating season was to use only things from home. Have you ever shopped within your own home? Seriously, you should try it, the cost is 0, and you begin to look at things in a whole new light.
Old burlap, branches cut fresh from my trees outside. This little house lights up on the front porch.

Do you remember the old ammo chest made over? So here she is adorned with an old world snowman, burlap, and evergreen sprigs and berries in the tray. This all came together, even better than I'd dreamed.

What did I do with the boxes that once housed Christmas lights, I wrapped them with mailing paper, then wrapped old ribbon tied with a bow! Total cost, 0 dollars!!! But the old fashioned look,......... priceless:)
The black frame, I dusted it off and placed on old fashion Christmas card in it. I have been saving all my favorites for years, what a fun way to display them. It really adds to my red table vignette.

More will come as I continue to brain storm. Take my challenge, you'll be surprised with what you find and breath new life into.

Happy Decorating,


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Just in time to say, " farwell to Thanksgiving."

Our computer/ Internet has been down nearly the whole month of November. I just wanted to share my holiday fun from the front porch. We have enjoyed this month so much. We have spent some quality family time, made memories, and feel so very thankful for the many blessings we enjoy every day. May you share tomorrow with those you love, and make memories that will last. Melanie

Where have I been?

Internet has been down!! Needed new modem, finally up and running again. We also had our first ever family vacation to California. I can comfirm the rumors, yes Disneyland really is the happiest place on earth! Missed you, Melanie