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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Are You Taking Advantage Of All Those Sales

I just couldn't ignore all those sales as I was finishing up the last of my shopping.   Seems like every store has everything marked down to 1/2 off and rows of clearance aisles.  Of course I found a few things that I just couldn't resist.

Target usually has something that I can't walk away from.  Love these small gold bowls.  I can think of a dozen things to use them for - a small candle - tiny floral arrangement - filled with candy on the coffee table - so many uses.

The snowflake inside is pretty all by itself.  These are marked down to $1.48.

I am sure you can never have too many trays.  I use them all over the house.  This is a small one that is just perfect for so many places at 8 x 13 inches.   Of couse since it was gold it had to come home with me too.  How could you leave this behind for only $4.98.



Steinmart has all of their Christmas and most of the store marked down.  I couldn't resist this fun faux fur wine cozy.   With New Year's eve right around the corner, this would be a fabulous Hostess gift to hold a bottle of champagne for that big party.


 Or I can see it dressing up a bar cart too.  I think it is just so fun.  After the discounts about $5.

I have been hunting for a bust for a while and everything I find is either really small of way too big, plus some of the price tags are way out of my budget too.  Ross usually comes to the rescue sooner or later.

I found this one on their clearance rack for $5.95.  It is about 12 inches tall, so the perfect size - however, it is a really ugly sort of beige/brown clay color.  There is also a gouge right above the eye. 

Nothing at all a little spray paint won't fix.  So much better in white don't you think?  (You know me, I almost painted it gold.)

I am already thinking about decorating when all the Christmas comes down.   Ready for a fresh clean house for the New Year.

How about you, do you leave yours up or do you take it down right away too?

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Christmas Tablescape

Christmas morning is always such a fun time and this year I will have two of my sons here for Santa under the tree and a big Christmas breakfast.


Nothing fancy - most everything on the table are thrify finds from years past.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Some Of My Favorite Things This Year

Isn't it funny how you find a combination that works for you and then it is your favorite love at the moment.  I have a few this year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Tour Part 2 - Family Room

I have loved seeing all the plaid this year, and especially the leopard and red plaid.  How fun is that.  The living room is pretty neutral with tons of gold/silver and white, so the rest of the house got a dash of color.


I have been enjoying the mix of patterns this year.  We have a leopard throw, zebra and plaid pillows all living together happily.  


The family room was kept pretty simple, just a few santa's, carolers - - - -






my DIY leopard ornaments

burlap and leopard tree


tiny tree for Bronx

                                                               a fun grapevine reindeer.


Pretty Bells in a simple wreath.

a little plaid on the breakfast table too - - -


and an "Elf On The Shelf"


My Chef Santa arrived in the kitchen in his favorite sleigh.





                                             and just look at all the goodies he left.


                  Mrs. Clause and her friend Miss. Mouse are gracing the island next to a thrifted tree.


I think we are all set for Christmas, just a little more baking and we will be ready for Santa to arrive.


How about you, are you ready?


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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

247th Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 247th Inspire Me Tuesday.  Man, you guys are definitely creative, there was so much eye candy and fabulous decor last week, I've spent days trying to see all of it.  If you missed anything, be sure to go back and take a look, there are some of the most fabulous links of the year.  

I showed you my front porch last week, so when I saw how Home Is Where The Boat Is decorated the porch on her potting shed, of course I had to take a second look.  Is this just perfect or what and  look at those leopard boots.  Fabulous.


Everyday Living shared some of her gorgeous Christmas vignettes.  This little doll chair in her foyer is totally precious.  I just may go steal this one.

I totally fell in love with this gorgeous Magnolia garland that Vintage Finds  created for her staircase.  So beautiful and just look at that fabulous tree too.  



I love every inch of The Painted Apron's Christmas decor.  She did a fabulus "cotton" theme on her tree and mantel and that cotton garland is stunning.  However the bathroom took the prize.  How fun and adorable is this.  A snowman in the shower and this one won't melt.

I love the simple but elegant design of the mantel at The Essence of Home.  The gate and that fabulous cotton wreath stole my heart.  She was just one of the 12 blogs that shared their home in the Christmas Open House Tours.


If you missed them, be sure to check out all the Christmas Open House Tours.  12 blogs over 3 days.  Each home is beautifully decorated and full of inspiration and creative ideas.

Wednesday 12/10
Thursday 12/11
Friday 12/12
Miss Kopy Kat21 Rosemary LaneA Stroll Thru LifeAll About Vignettes 

Be sure to come back tomorrow for my Christmas Tour Part 2

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