You knew I’d come through didn’t you – sorry I couldn’t get them in my last post – it was just way too long to include these too.
And like I said – my decorating is very simple – barely there and I’m okay with that this year. Maybe next year I’ll feel better and want to get into it more but this is good for this year.
I won’t say any more just share with you my simple little gatherings around the house…Enjoy
I’ll start with the back door entrance (we use this as our main entrance)
Snowman we purchased at Simple Goods show last month from Too Far Gone Primitives
Inside of the front door – in dining room.
We bought this at Curry’s in Ohio
Burlap with lots of greens/berries and twig lights
Winterberries are in the bowl rack but hard to see
Looking at it like this it looks like we didn’t do anything so thee are close-ups of the different gatherings
Tree on cupboard – decorated with the Mercury Glass ornaments and garland I bought at A Simpler Time – still looking for more ornaments.
Close-up on table
Close-up of shelves – greens and Winterberries for decorations
On top of hutch – ice frosted twigs with Winterberries
Stairway in dining room
This wood box is on a bench by the stairway – I just filled it full of greens and berries and added a battery candle and some faux snowballs – so easy to make something look festive with greens/berries/candles
Top of kitchen pantry – I kept my same decor and just added a garland and berries
These next two photos are in an open cupboard
On another counter
On the island – kept the same things on the board and added greens and fabric candy canes and tied a candy cane and greens on the sugar bag
Put the candy canes in a different spot so here’s the second version
Kitchen tree by by back door – I used the tin dough riser and then put grunged cheesecloth around it
Close-up of basket – greens and frosted berries
Wire tree on dresser – Doug made several of these fences years ago…piece by piece he cut the pickets
Also on dresser – again, greens and Winterberries and a little snowman peeking out the top and a grungy votive
Family Room – not happy with the fireplace – but it’s not changing now.
We like to keep it fun looking for the littler grandchildren
Not happy with my tree either!
Baby guarding gifts…
My newest pillow!
Bought this scene from Dan DiPaolo – it’s all attached to a base
Screen Room – we keep this area ‘fun’ for the little ones to enjoy as well as the family room
Hard to see but there are stockings on this tree
Close-up of box
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our home this holiday season.
I’m sure there are more around but this is more than enough.
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Today (Sunday) we were invited to friends in Sheboygan, WI. Kathy and Roger Fiegel live on Lake Michigan – yes, right on the edge! It’s basically their back yard…oh what a beautiful place. How peaceful and they spared nothing when they remodeled this ranch home to have the look and feel of a Colonial home.
I’m going to post photos of their home on my PictureTrail so be watching for it.
But for now – here’s part of today’s visit.
We got there around 11 and got to know each other again – not sure if you remember but Kathy and her husband brought us all that beautiful BITTERESWEET this past October.
They are wonderful host and hostess for sure. We also enjoyed a wonderful lunch of mini hot ham and cheese sandwiches, fresh Pineapple with huge Blackberries, cold mixed vegetable dish of Broccoli, Cauliflower and Tomatoes.
After lunch we were visiting and saw something out in the back (their entire back of the house is windows to view the lake, so you don’t miss much in movement…it was a gorgeous FOX…well, I took about 40 photos of this beauty and out came another fox and they made themselves a little nest – just like no one was around – it’s in a subdivision!
Look at them touching noses!!!
Kathy and myself
The 4 of us
Beautiful gifts Kathy gave me – lovely plate and another Mercury Glass Ornament to add to my growing collection.
They also took us on tour of Sheboygan and we got to see many beautiful homes along the lake as well as a drive through the Kohler Company/Community.
I pray you all have a safe and wonderful Christmas and thank you so much for visiting my blog and website and for all the wonderful orders from you. I’ll be back in production in January and hopefully I’ll have a few new items to share.
Bless you all
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY FRIENDS