Friday, November 18, 2011

1 + 1 = A Fabulous Combo!

First Find:

I was so excited to put two of my most unique finds from this past fall in one spot together to make one fun and cozy vignette for us to enjoy this holiday season.

In October I found these amazing cubbies at an old Country Junk Sale nearby. I don't think I ever bought a more filthy piece. But it was so worth it.

After some cleaning, more cleaning, and some screaming after a couple spiders popped out on me to tell me to get out of their home, I was finally able to paint the outside a warm gray, distress it again, and stain the inside of the cubbies. Who would have thought that old wood would perk up like it did.

My Grandma's old buttons and canning jars are inside.

Second Find:

I found this fireplace molding at an antique store. I have always wanted a fireplace, so it's fun to at least have the feel of one in our house now. I was so excited when I measured the cubbies and found it fit perfectly inside the molding. The boys think I should put some flickering orange lights behind the cubbies. We'll see...

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's always Christmas time...

I admit it. I love Christmas decorations. So much so, that I am often on the lookout for the first store to put up their Christmas items. It gives me permission to go ahead and dig out my boxes of red and green goodies.

This year is a little different though. In an attempt to sell our house last Spring, we shipped many of our storage boxes down to my parents. Including all of my December treasures. Or should I say, November and December treasures. I had a little of this and that laying around though, and went to work a little bit to spruce up the place.

In the process I decided to get the paint out and make a few stocking stuffers....

Chalkboard plate and bottle.

Because a lot of my greenery was unavailable, I went outside and pruned a few evergreens. I just can't touch them anytime soon or those needles will fall. These are tucked away nicely, though.

I love decorating on the outside how I should be feeling on the inside all of the time.

It's should always feel like Christmas morning in my heart when I think of the day
my Rescuer came.