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Christmas touches for my home…

I  was finally able to get some decorations up this weekend. It seems everyone is posting pictures of their holiday house, I am going to join the club!
I decided to drape my summer flea market find mirror in greenery and mini-baubles.

 I found clock faces popping up everywhere…
 and I hung  mini-boxwood wreaths on the vintage doors and the faux old mirrors made from picture frames in our sitting area. I think Boxwood is the new Pine…

 Our tree holds my great aunt’s Shiny-brites, copies of vintage pictures and postcards, and clock faces.  I used vintage lace for the garland this year. I think I am going to be on the hunt for more Shiny brites next year.
 I think I admired this on the Country Living website somewhere, so I of course, I stole their idea . I love the real Scotch Pine garland, it was my big splurge this season at $17. I added the vintage crystal  and twine garland. I am all about the bling at Christmas. I bought some glittered birds at Micheal’s on sale for 59 cents each. I need to find a home for them.

 I added my free pine cuttings to the top of my hutch from Home Depot. Did you know they had  a box marked FREE near the exit? Is it bad when you make your preschooler carry some because your arms are full?

I even broke out a bit of Sweden with more free pine branches, an old candle and a small metal bucket I  had picked up at  Target last spring in the dollar bin. I saw a similar idea in Jean D’Arc magazine.  I have been inspired lately by the clean, simple look; I think Tracey is starting to convert me. If you are looking for some unique gifts she has some  wonderful things  exclusive to her shop. I’ve even created a special stocking you can only buy there.
I was having a hard time getting into the holiday groove; but now I am ready to head to Whole Foods for my eggnog and start packing the Christmas calories on.
Remind me to check my Cholesterol after January.
Jen

I am linking to the Nester’s Christmas home party

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35 Comments

  1. Love all the pine garlands and crystal thingies……I am glad you had your preschooler help carry the bits out—happy memories actually! So you have learned to live without yellow…….I shall see with me!

  2. looks perfect jen. i love all the little touches. your clock faces are amazing. love them. can’t wait to see it all in person on friday. i know it’s going to be even more amazing. xo!

  3. Jennifer, you have a really lovely blog. I enjoyed all of your recents posts, esp. the one about Christmas dinner with the family- it’s so true! When we were kids, we’d go to my great-grandparents house and eat dinner early, then wait for Santa to come. We would all stand quietly and listen for the bells- found out later it was my uncle… such great memories.

  4. Everything looks amazing! makes me wanna run out and gather some things to decorate my house! Not much fun to decorate when it’s torn apart! Love the twine and prisms garland! Oh, and clock faces right up my alley!
    Theresa
    aka:tot

  5. Happy Monday Jen! Everything looks beautiful in your home. I jumped on the ‘greens’ bandwagon a bit too early this year as mine has become fire-hazzard-dry already!
    Hugs~
    T

  6. What a awesome post.The pics of your home is so warm and cozy.What a home should be.Shiny brite’s. Love them !! I have many that I have collected over the past years.I say definitely get more for next year.
    Keep warm there…Chickie

  7. looks beautiful! i love the garland and crystals around the window! isn’t the free greens at home depot great? i’ve been doing that for the last few years! have a nice week! susan

  8. Everything is so beautiful, Jen! I love the way you pull things together. All your fresh pines are lovely, laughing about your little one having to haul them for you!

  9. Well I must say this post is stunning….and I must say you do have ALOT of clock faces my friend…lucky girl!!! Can’t believe you found a FREE box of pine pickings..and no I would have enlisted any help I could get too!!! Enjoy your day!

  10. OMGosh….this is all absolutely beautiful!

    I have a Home Tour Tuesday blog hop going on. You should def come link up this post:) Today it’s on Trimming the tree:)

    I will def. be back- so glad I ran across your blog.

  11. Everything is absolutely perfect! So cozy and tasteful! Thanks for decorating…and sharing it with blogland!!
    Blessings!
    Ann
    PS I’d love for you to visit and enter my GIVEAWAY!

  12. Your decorations are so beautiful! Love the clock faces mixed in – I have a few on my downstairs tree except they are tiny watch faces. Shiny Brites are great. I have that same pink one you have! Merry Christmas!

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