The whole family is home and even though it is bleak and cold outside, it is warm and cozy in here with coffee perkin‘ and muffins bakin‘.
Here are a few more pictures from around my house as I get Christmas up…
I am not one to go in for every stuffed Santa or snowman that I see, but I fell in love with this Polar Express Santa from Hallmark a few years ago. He is very very soft and I adore his suit.
This is a bottle brush wreath I found this year at Big Lots. I could not pass it up. I used some aqua satin ribbon and some burlap garland to hang it and the empty frame up. I do not know what the burlap garland is really called, but I buy it at Micheal’s in the floral department. I love this stuff and have grand plans for many more uses for it.
Part of my china hutch. This is where I display 90% of my vintage treasures. It is sort of out of the way from the kids main path of activity and rowdiness and I love putting everything on display with white twinkle lights lining every shelf.
The coffee bar, also in the dinning room. Most days I just use my fab one cup coffee maker, so that is what stays on the kitchen counter, but I needed a spot for the full size maker for when we have people over for parties, dinner or just because. This little chest in the dining room became the perfect place and now serves as our coffee bar. I try to keep the little apothecary jars filled with fun seasonal treats. Right now we have marshmallows and candy canes filing them.
The book pages wreath I made last year, and I added the small bottle brush wreath to the center of it this year.
Part of the dining room in soft glow. Playing with Picnik has been so much fun, and sometimes with you use the “soften” feature on a photo you realize why aging stars might prefer being shown in soft focus. It gives such a glowing effect that you almost forget the small imperfections, like the trashcan in the back of this photo.
OK, I better to get going if I am going to make the most of this “free day.”