From somebody's trash to my treasure. I like to re-style & re-create what was once a cast off. Isn't that what Jesus does with us?

Friday, December 19, 2014

Dreaming of a Vintage Christmas!

Christmas Greetings, Friends --
Last night I made my last and final scramble to Boscov's to pick up something for my mom. (Mom, if you are reading this,stop here! HA) That's a joke. My mom used to say she would open up her hidden Christmas gifts while her parents weren't looking and then tape them back up again!!

Do you know anyone like that? 

I wanted to share more pictures with you of my Vintage House Touring party. These next pictures are from Julie's sister Brenda's house. OH the glamour and glitz!!! 

Such sweet details wherever you would look. On one wall Brenda had large Victorian style pictures covering the wall. In another corner she had two curvy vintage dressers atop each other.

She also shared a beautiful Christmas story about her pink Christmas trees. I will not share it here, I just wouldn't do it justice. It's one of those stories that are so precious and funny and a tear jerker all at the same time!

Are you inspired yet? I know I am.
I hope you are enjoying the holiday season and resting in the beauty of the quiet manger.

I'll be back with Pam's house soon. You won't want to miss it!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

 Hello Friends --
To kick off the Christmas season I held a Vintage House Touring party. What Fun! There was about 25 ladies in attendance and four ladies that showed their beautiful cottages. We started with Julie and ended with Pam. Each house was decorated with vintage finds and diy hacks.
Sit back with a good cup of steaming tea and enjoy the pictures.

At my house we had hot chocolate on a stick and everyone took home a vintage ornament -- a styrofoam ball wrapped in burlap and stamped with a vintage yule tide message. They really turned out cute. I even painted the jingle bells that I glued on top.
 This is Julie's house. You will love her pink details!

I wish you could have been at Julie's to see all her yummy details! It was so shabby chic and cozy!

I'll be back in another post to share more pictures from our Vintage Christmas Tour. You won't want to miss Brenda and Pam's houses!
Decking the Halls, 

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Hi Beautiful Friends --
We've been feathering our nest here! Are you done with your Christmas decorations? If you are anything like me, you are never done! HA!  I just have so much fun with it, who wants to stop? It's the delight of seeing something new. You know.... move the couch here, throw some new pillows on it. Hang the bleached pine cone wreath above it ..... It just doesn't stop.
And I'm okay with that! It's fun when my girls get involved too. I'll go into their bedrooms and see that they have moved their Christmas tree from one corner to another or a nutcracker to a higher shelf. They will proudly come out and ask me to "see what I think." Kinda like I do to them when I change something!!

What's happening now is that my youngest has taken it upon herself to "correct" my decoration faux pas! I'll turn around and she'll have moved something just slightly different or shifted the picture frames on the shabby chic coffee table. She's a hoot!

I'm excited to share some FABULOUS pictures from a recent decorating party! Three other chums and I got together for a Vintage House Warming party. It was like a progressive dinner without the dinner part. We drove from house to house looking at each girl's beautiful house and decorations. What a blast. There were about 25 ladies invited and they were treated to some fabulous creativity by these women!! I'll be sharing those pics when I come back here again.
Until then, keep decorating!