Dec 23, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Just popping in to wish everyone a very merry Christmas!

Enjoy the pictures, courtesy of my brother Nathan at Masters Imaging.
They were taken at my parents' farm.

Dec 13, 2011

A Little Bit O' Christmas

I thought I would share some of the displays I have set up in our house for Christmas.

I have been taking a little bit of a break from redoing furniture, because I have been busy with Christmas related projects.  However, I do have one project in the works and will hopefully have it ready to share with you within a few weeks. 

This is in the dining room...

This window constantly changes for the seasons.  And that silly candle never wants to stay straight.  We are in constant battle!

This little shelf is in the kitchen.  I found a few of these berry baskets a while back, and incorporated them into my decor this year.  The Rudolph book was a church rummage sale find. 

I store my music books in crates in the hallway.  My husband laughs at my moose, but I think he's a cutie.

I made the quilted table topper last year.  I still love the fabrics in it. 
Oh look, another berry basket!

Vintage glass balls and vintage silver plate... two of my many favorite things.

And, in the living room, I added this white poinsettia to a plain pillow.
And the piano...

This shelf is also in the living room.

Thanks for stopping by!

Linking to:
shabby creek cottage

Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special

Dec 8, 2011

Two Simple Frame Ideas

Tonight, I want to share with you two VERY simple Christmas decor ideas using frames.  
I purchased this frame at a yard sale for $1.00, painted it white and added chicken wire and a few decorations.  It usually hangs in my hallway.

However, I wanted to switch it up for Christmas.  So, this is what I came up with...

I had purchased two of these metal stars at another yard sale this summer for .25 a piece.  This one was green, which is totally not my colour, so all I did was glue a bunch of random pieces of music to it.  And voila!  I tied it onto the frame with a piece a of white thread, and now it's a beautiful Christmas star!

This next frame was purchased at an auction.  It came with a mirror, which you can see here, as well as another really ugly frame that I have done nothing with as of yet... it's been almost a year... I should probably just chuck the thing out!

Anyways...Until lately, I have had this one hanging with some black and white photos clipped to it.  Then, I found this piece of christmas music.  I have absolutely no idea where it came from or where I got it.  I usually can tell you the exact who, where, what, when, why and how much $ of almost anything in my house!  But... this little piece of music...absolutely NO IDEA! It just appeared ;-) It musta come from somewhere...

I love the frame and I love the carol, and they fit together beautifully over my piano. 

Linking to:
Sew Woodsy
The Shabby Nest

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

shabby creek cottage

Dec 1, 2011

My Ruffled Tree Skirt

I am planning on doing a post soon showing a bit of my Christmas decor, but I thought that this tree skirt deserved a post of its own!

I basically followed the instructions on HGTV, but with a few of my own modifications:
-I used muslin instead of linen... cheaper!
-I used a little wider strips
-A couple days before I started making it, I found a plain white felty looking tree skirt at the dollarama that I used as a base, rather than make my own.  At a only a dollar, I thought saving that step was worth it.
-Also, instead of forming the ruffles as I glued the material down, I sewed them on my sewing machine.  This was an extra step at the beginning, but I felt that it made putting the end product together a lot easier.

I totally love this tree skirt!  And I hope I continue to love it for the next couple of years, because it was very time consuming.

Here's the full view of the tree... no presents under it yet, though!
I made a lot of my own ornaments this year:

This ornament that one of my brothers gave me years ago fit in perfectly!
 I picked up a bunch of these tin stars and tinsel at  a yard sale this summer...

And to top it all off, a big burlap smooosh.  I literally just smooshed together a couple strips of burlap and came up with this...

And last but not definitely not least, I had to hang this ornament, because, after all, this is the true reason that we celebrate Christmas.

What about you?  Do you have your tree up yet?  In the past I've had mine up mid-november, but this year was a bit later because I was trying to get my tree skirt done, and we put it up last week.