Christmas Mantle Styling’s

One of my favorite things to decorate for Christmas is the mantle. This year I thought I would challenge myself to doing a few different options. My traditional and go to mantle for Christmas is one super fluffy, large garland, garland lights, and then pic by pic, kind of like the staircase, it turns into one…

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Decorating on a Dime-Using a $3 Find To Decorate for Christmas

I love to decorate, and shop, but lets face it, money doesn’t grow on trees, and sometimes you need to find a few inexpensive ways to update to décor. I don’t know about you but when I go into the stores at holiday time, my eyes open wide and it seems to me that everything…

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A Little Night Time Tour

One night I was up late, who am I kidding I’m up late every night, and as I came into the front rooms to turn off the lights I decided to grab a few pictures. A few adjustments to the camera settings, and here is what I came up with. All the light are out except…

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Antique French Limoges China

These dishes were my great-grandmothers, they belonged to the same woman Ella, who painted my dog painting. I would love to use them but they are way to fragile. I once held a cup in my hand and I heard it crack. So I simply cant risk it. However they are beautiful, so every chance…

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A Whimsical Collection-displayed in my kitchen

 I have been collecting Annalee Dolls since I was 20 years old and working as a buyer in a gift shop. They are a New Hampshire Tradition, and have been in business since 1934. It was the early eighties when” they found me”, and I instantly fell for those sweet little mice, and the Santa’s….

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A Tinsel Tree and some Vintage Ornaments

I have collected Vintage Christmas Ornaments for many, many, years. However this year in particular we spent a lot of time at a local Flea Market, and we came across a ton of them through out the summer. In addition I had purchased a tinsel tree, not vintage, but the look of vintage about seven…

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Decorating the Staircase-Step by Step Directions

Every year I decorate my staircase with layers upon layers of faux pine green garlands, floral picks of different lengths, Christmas fruit, ribbons, crystals, and feathers. These are the things I have chosen and it has changed over the years. I add in and take away as I go. Some things wear out and I get…

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In Everything Give Thanks-a Thanksgiving Day Table Setting

Yay for the Holidays. Every year is the same for me, I am always super excited to pull all of my Christmas decorations out, start weeding through and getting started. I have thought about it all year, literally. After the previous holiday season ends, and I have purchased a few new items on sale, as we all…

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How I Transitioned my Living Room from Fall to Winter

I know there are those out there who probably cringe at the thought of Christmas decorating right now. I for one am not one of those people. I am not sure why, but believe it is the culmination of four things, 1. I don’t celebrate Halloween just Fall, 2. I worked in retail for many, many, years, 3….

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Some God Bless America décor

I don’t always do it, if fact I rarely do I decorate for the Picnic Holidays. However, this year, I was simply in the mood. I have this antique flag that I adore, and recently came across, so up on the wall it went, it made quite a statement. I white washed this Longaberger basket to…

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