Wednesday, December 17, 2014

~Rustic Elegance~

Today I'm sharing my living room in all it's rustic elegance.  This year's Christmas decorating was definitely a work in progress, but it's all done and now on to finishing the shopping, wrapping,baking and cleaning so I can spend time with my family relaxing!  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

I bought a new tree skirt this year from Ruffled Linens along with the tablecloth from the last post.

I dug out the tote with green vintage shiny brites and mixed them with burlap garland and bows along with some mercury glass ornaments . 

A mora clock has been on my wish list for many years and guess what the first thing I saw hanging on the wall when I walked into my friend Kathy's new store, Fleurs was?  This clock!  A perfect birthday present,don't you think?  I was thrilled and my husband was glad he didn't have to think of what to buy me:-)

I just used the stockings from last year since I didn't get the red striped grainsack ones made.  I bought the fabric last year, but like many things on my list lately, it didn't happen!   

I added a few of my Madonnas on the mantel this year with some French books♥   

I changed this wall since I got the new mora clock for this room and put the clock that was here down in the basement. 

 The benches look better with less clutter on them.

Any spare minute I have at night , I like to sit here and enjoy this tree.  There is something so magical about a Christmas tree all lit up at night.

I've still got my kitchen area and bedroom to share in the next few days and then will post a few of each in a home tour right before Christmas. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

~Festive Touches~

I hope your Monday is off to a great start and that you had a nice weekend. The sun actually showed itself for a little while so I was able to take some photos of the inside of my home.  Today I'm sharing the rest of my dining room and if you click here it will take you to the post that has the other side of this room.  Enjoy!  xoxo K  

Keeping with the look of the hutch in here I added simple touches of greenery, ornaments, books and candles to the rest of the room.

I received a new tablecloth just in time for Christmas that I had custom ordered from Ruffled Linens.  I fell in love with this double ruffle and she does an amazing job.

More eucalyptus in the center of the table(I might be a little bit obsessed with this stuff) surrounded by old books, juniper and candles sitting on varying sizes of birch logs.

I always put this book bundle out at this time of year because someone wrote a note and then signed their name along with "Xmas 1920".  Sometimes I wish we could go back to simpler times when you just gave someone a book with a nice note, don't you?

Cedar draping from a clock makes a nice statement.

This verigated poinsettia is my favorite one this year sitting underneath a preserved boxwood wreath from Decor steals creates suttle beauty.

My corner cupboard got some festive touches as well with more greens, holly and red ornaments for a pop of color!

I still need to take photos of my bedroom and edit all the others, so this year I decided I will show each room in a seperate post and then put a few of each into a home tour that I will post around Christmas for you to enjoy.  This way if you like something you see you can pin it for next year's inspiration:-)

Thanks so much for following along with me here and have a wonderful day!
   

Friday, December 12, 2014

~Holiday Garden House(Part 2)~

I shared the outside of this little outbuilding that I call the Garden House with you earlier this week HERE and this is what will greet you when you open the door. Enjoy!  xoxo K.

I don't know what I did before I had this wonderful place to keep all my garden related items in and have really enjoyed it these past couple years. It's just a peaceful place for me to be and this year I it didn't take long to add some Holiday cheer.  

This old potting table fills this spot nicely and holds some pots that are not in use this time of year along with other garden items.

A boxwood wreath and some poinsettas help give it a festive look.

Am I the only one who loves a plain tree?  This was the perfect spot for one since we don't have electricity out here yet and I can appreciate it's natural beauty with it sitting in a broken pillar in the corner.

I can't believe Christmas is in less than two weeks away and I'm still so far behind with my decorating, not to mention I haven't even gotten all my shopping done and let's not even talk about baking!!!  Oh well, this year is going to be about simplicity and I've already decided I'll get done what I can and not worry about the rest♥

Enjoy your weekend!  

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

~Holiday Garden House(Part 1)~

I'm still over here working on Christmas decorating when time allows, but did add a few things to the Garden House inside and out.  Today I'll show the outside and give you a peek indoors at the end of the week.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

Last year I hung some vintage skates from this old weathered sled, but decided on a wreath this year.


I found this lemon cypress tree at Home Depot and it smells lovely.

A new item to the porch is a French lavabo that I got from Fleurs Vintage Charm. It will be perfect for greens right now and then I'll add some trailing plants to it in the Summer.  I like that it is not cast iron which is so heavy, but a lighter weight enamel one and I won't have to worry about it breaking if it falls.
I really enjoy adding festive garden touches to my outdoor areas this time of year.
Come back later this week and you can see what lies behind this door HERE.

Not sure when I'll be able to share my house tour since I'm still working on some things and the weather hasn't been good for taking photos with all the dark and wet days lately.  I did share one area of my dining room HERE if you'd like to see the style I'm going for this year. 

Have a wonderful week! 

Friday, December 5, 2014

~Advent Candles~

Last Sunday was the start of Advent and I always have candles to light during this season.  This year I placed them in the dining room.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

I just happened to have four of these tin containers which worked perfectly to place candles held by moss into and then tied some metal numbers on each one.

It's hard for me to believe how fast time is going and Christmas will be here before you know it!  Things have been busy around here and I don't even have a tree up yet, but did start some decorating in this corner area the other day.

I also have purchased all my wreaths, garlands and poinsettas so hopefully I can find some time to get more done to share with you soon.

A few vintage French grain sacks found their way onto the ladder and a couple of my paper whites are almost blooming.  I'm glad I staggered the plantings this year so I can enjoy the different stages of them in the next few weeks.

Juniper fills an old ironstone tureen and chesnuts found by my Dad while walking his dog  one morning lie underneath to add more festive touches to the shelf.

This Saturday the 6th is the Grand Opening of the new store Fleurs Vintage Charm where I am selling some of my vintage, architectural, garden and French farmhouse items.  This store is filled with wonderful unique items. There will be gift bags given to the first 25 customers who buy $25 or more and you can also put your name into a drawing to win merchandise of up to $100.  Holiday activities will be going on all day as well in the area and you can find more info on her blog HERE.