Thursday, December 18, 2014

A Little More Christmas......

I thought I'd share a few more glimpses of my Christmas decorating with you. We really haven't done a whole lot this year other than fresh greenery, pine cones found in our yard, and the usual things brought out for the Holidays.

Below is our living room, which I really like how simple it is with the greenery, pine cones, Christmas tree and nativity scene.

I put this cute red tractor out with a candle and some greenery because I love how it made me think of a country Christmas out on the farm :)

Here is a little of our entryway (which has had a makeover--post on that coming soon!):

And lastly, a peek at my kitchen open shelving which is really the only thing decorated in this room:

I did not do any decorating in the bedrooms or the family room this year because they just get too chaotic for us at this point in our lives. How about you? Do you decorate every room or just a few?

Have a wonderful, peaceful, and joyful Christmas!

Monday, December 8, 2014

A Little Bit of Christmas...

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the roost! Can you believe it's that time of year again?

Come on in....We aren't quite finished decorating yet but I thought I would share with you what I have up so far (mostly in the living room and dining room).  I'm excited to be linking up with the 2014 Holiday House Walk Party:

Here is our front door:

Guests are greeted with this chalkboard sign. I have had so much fun with this chalkboard and have used it now for so many Holidays and parties. 

And now we move on to the dining room. I always love using my brown transferware in decorating in the dining room. Below are some shots of the mantel:

This pine cone garland is not really secured well but I was running out of time so I made it by just stringing up some twine and popping the pine cones onto it so they wouldn't fall off. 

With clippings from our yard, pine cones from pine trees on our property, and leftover cuttings from our live Christmas tree, I can give our home a wintry and festive feel. And when it's time to take down the decorations, all I have to do is throw everything in the compost pile :)I guess you could call this the year of the pine cones in terms of decorating. We are blessed with TONS in our yard--so why not use what we have?

Here is a shot of almost the entire room. Just to bring you back to real life amidst all the beautifully adorned houses in blogland, June is eating some lunch here at the table while her sister takes a nap. It was one of the few times I could get any pictures taken! And yes, I of course was shoving clutter out of the way in these pictures--so rest assured our house does not usually look like this :)

I used a little ribbon and clippings from the Christmas tree to dress up the dining chairs:

I'm always a fan of using natural materials to decorate for Christmas and this year even more so--mainly because I don't want to fool with hauling a whole bunch of boxes down from the attic full of Christmas decorations that I have to put back up. Ha!

A little greenery for the sideboard in the dining room too:

The top of the dining hutch:

 I love the simplicity in decorating this way for Christmas. Yes, we have a few things that we bring out every year, like our nativity, some linens, and the Moravian Christmas ornaments, but overall it's so much less fuss and I love the rustic and natural touch it gives to each room.

The living room mantel

And even better, these Christmas decorations are mostly FREE! And the things we did pay for, like the tree and fresh garland, we bought through our church with the money going to our local food pantry.

I have really loved looking at all the beautiful blogs out there and all the unique ways they decorate for the Holidays.  Merry Christmas everyone and thanks for visiting!

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a great time with family in Kentucky.

 Let us remember and be thankful for all the Lord's blessings not just on this day, but every day!

"Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains. He giveth to the beast his food, and to the young ravens which cry. He delighteth not in the strength of the horse: he taketh not pleasure in the legs of a man. The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy."

-Psalm 147: 7-11