Thursday, December 29, 2011

~Holiday Home Tour~

Since I spent so much time cleaning and getting my house ready for my family to come and spend the day for Christmas this year, I though I'd share some  photos of a couple rooms.  Sorry if everyone is done looking at Christmas pictures, but I just didn't have time to do it any sooner and I was waiting for my new camera to come.  It won't be here for a couple more days now, so I'll share what I have and appoligize for the poor quality. Welcome and Enjoy!  xoxo K.

I'm looking forward to the New Year with a new camera to hopefully share some better quality photos with you and to just play around learning how to take better pictures which I've become very passionate about lately.  I'm so thankful for all the friendships and words of encouragement I've received through this blog over the past years. Wishing you all much health and happiness in 2012!

Linking with:
Common Ground for VIF
French Country Cottage for FNF
Funky Junk for SNS Home Tour

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

~White Wednesday # 132~

And here we are at the last White Wednesday of 2011.  I think we can all say there was an enormous amount of "white " inspiration to browse through this year.  I want to thank everyone who not only participates every week, but also all of you who come over to take a peek at what everyone is up to.  If it wasn't for all of you, this party would not be possible.  I, for one, can't wait to see what everyone has to share in 2012:-)

Today I'm going to share a little of the white flowers I use to decorate at Christmas time.  Unfortunately, I planted my paperwhites a little too late, so they are not quite blooming yet.  I did a second planting, so I still have some really little guys sitting around as well(I think I like them best this way). Enjoy!  xoxo K.

I always purchase tulips for my dining room.

And I love white poinsettas.

I tried white hyacinths this year and this little guy is barely peaking out.  I'll have to leave my blooming bulbs for another post:-)

My last feature for the year is Marie at Lost Bird Studio.  She is so very talented and the photos I chose are barely touching the surface at all her wonderful creations.  These are some of her latest and I highy recomentd you take some time to browse her blog to see for yourself.

I've been thinking about this for a while now, and though I love  featuring blogs every week, it has become very time consuming.  My daughter has a dance class this year on Tuesday and it is limiting my time that day.  I know everyone likes the idea as well as I, so I think I will limit it to a Featured Blog every month.  Sorry if this disappoints any of you, but I think we all know how busy life gets and how sometimes we are very limited on time for blogging.  Thanks for understanding:-)

Friday, December 23, 2011

~Greenery Around the House~

I'm taking a little break from cleaning to share with you a few vignettes that I've created using greens.  My favorite this time of year is cedar, but I also use some fir to fill in bowls and baskets.

The house is smelling so good since I've brought in all this greenery.  It always amazes me how much of an impact it can have just added to a shelf.  Throw in some pinecones and it's a match made in heaven:-)

The other nice thing is it's all free.  Our cedar tree out front needed trimming and the fir came from the bottom of our tree we brought inside.  The pinecones are plentiful around here as well.  Better get back to the cleaning....I'm running out of time.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

I will be sharing with:
Debra for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Courtney for Feathered Nest Friday
Donna for Sat. Nite Special  

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

~White Wednesday # 131~

I've been busy finishing my holiday decorating around my house and would like to share a few photos of some white trees.  I finally got my chandelier hung in my only took 6 months, but better late than never and I LOVE it!

This area is in my dining room where I filled an old aquarium with some holiday goodies.

The rest are some other white trees nestled here and there.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

I hope to be back later this week to share some more areas of my home all decked out and if my wish comes true, I'll have a new camera under the tree so I can finally take some decent photos to share with all of you:-)

Today I'm featuring Angie over at Knick of Time.  She has a great style and is always finding great things to list in her Etsy store.

I love her idea of wallpapering a whole room with old dictionary pages.

You can also join in with her on Tuesdays for her linky party as well:-)

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

~White Wednesday # 130~

Welcome to another White Wednesday.  I have to say there was a ton of inspiration last week with everyone getting ready for Christmas.  A lot of you are further ahead on your decorating than I am, but I spent all day yesterday cleaning up my dining room, which was where I've been crafting for the last two months.  Still have a little ways to go in there, but wanted to share a little corner with you today.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

I recently found two winter items I'd been looking for.  First is this set of white ice skates.  I had been seeing them around, but not liking the price tag so much.  I found these ones at the flea market for only $10, so I snagged them up:-)

Another recent find was these vintage feather angel wings for my mannequin.  I had been looking for a while and decided to just buy some new ones and then of coarse I stumble upon these when I just happened to see a "garage sale" sign a few weeks ago and decided to stop.  $20 later I had a huge smile on my face.  They are pretty big and a nice shape.

I've got a great blog to share with you today if you are still in need of inspiration.  Beth @ Olde Tyme Marketplace has the best white chippys ever and will gladly sell you some out of her Etsy store.

Ever since I stumbled upon her blog, I love to see her photos of the way she decorates her booth.  Such style.....I love, love, love the doors in the background she uses as a backdrop for her display:-)