Dec 27, 2010

Nutcracker Tea Party

I know Christmas is over but I was so delighted to get an email from Shannon, a recent customer at the Classic Farmhouse on Etsy, showing how she put her purchase to use. I'm sure you'll be as delighted as I am with this little soiree!!!

How darling my (former) holly and ivy tea and dessert set looks amongst the Nutcracker party she styled.

Check out many more wonderful pictures of this event at Pizzazzerie.

Or to find out more about Shannon's and her delightful soirees stop by her blog at Sweet Pea Soirees.

Dec 25, 2010

Merry Christmas to All

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.”

Wishing you and your loved ones all the comfort and joy that this holiday can bring!

Merry Christmas!!!

Dec 10, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Giveaway

The Funky Junk Sisters have been gathering goodies to giveaway every day for the first 12 days of December!!! They are giving away some of my goodies today....

up to nine framed magnets
in your choice of letters in vintage plaid font

vintage Christmas apron 

$15 gift certificate to my etsy shop

There are multiple ways to win so head on over to their blog and find out more...

Be sure to check back daily as they are doing a drawing every day!

Dec 3, 2010

Decorating with Vintage Glass Ornaments

My all time favorite decoration for Christmas is vintage Christmas glass bulbs. They can be used in so many different ways!

The most obvious way to use them is on your tree...

or how about a more unique version of a tree...

pop a couple tops off and stick them over your Christmas lights for a glowing mercury glass appearance...

mix up a variety of the most unique ones in a basket...

or a fancy container...

Make yourself a vintage Christmas bulb wreath...

Anyway you use them they are sure to add holiday sparkle!

Happy Decorating...

Dec 2, 2010

What a Rue

I love magazines! I can pour over a good one for hours and the new Rue is no exception!

Page after page of beautiful photos, lovely rooms of all styles, great articles, interior design and clothing trends, and tons of inspiration. The best thing about it? It's free! Browse the almost 300 pages of beauty in their Nov/Dec 2010 magazine here.