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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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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Christmas in July-the prep work begins

Well, how do I explain, I simply adore, and plan all year, for my Christmas decorating. I mean I love, love, love, Christmas, Christmas decorating, Christmas shopping, Christmas baking, Christmas presents, Christmas music, Christmas time. hmmmmm……….. simply put, I love everything about Christmas. I am the kind of girl who plans all year, starts very, very, early,…

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After Christmas Sales

  For anyone who loves to decorate for the holidays, now is the time to get out there and look for some bargains. I prefer to add just a few new things each year, but in order to blend the new with the old, whatever I do purchase, I purchase in multiples. I decorate my…

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Christmas Home Tour

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! It all flew by so fast, as usual, and I am already thinking about taking everything down and packing it all away. Sitting in the living room this morning, I was taking a look around and remembering all the activity from just 24 hours earlier and all the…

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Quick and easy ways to present pretty packages!

Here are some tips I’ve picked up over the years, through much trial and error. I hope they are helpful…..now lets get wrapping, its CRUNCH TIME! Pick two or three coordinating papers-wrap everything going under the tree in the matching papers. Lets face it some presents are carried to work or opened at a family members home,…

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