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35 S. Main Street
Fortville, IN 46040


Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy Holidays My Friends

I have to thank all of you who emailed me over my decorating woes.  Thanks to you I pulled it together and the decorating is finally finished.  This year the theme is 'sweet & simple'

Here's a little peek into our home:

Last year I found the idea of hanging pitchers on the door from the Pottery Barn catalog.....this year I chose my favorite pitcher and hung it in a big greenery wreath with burlap ribbon and a sheet of music.  On the other side of the door I have the coolest old silver platter with handles hanging from burlap ribbon and a few sprigs of greenery.

 I pulled out all of my old silver patters and filled them with all of my favorite things....bottle brush trees, a tiny little birds nest, a sprig of greenery and some mercury glass.

 Sweet & Simple....a few sprigs of greenery and an old glass ornament in a mercury glass candle holder.

 The fresh cut tree is covered in lights and old glass ornaments.....some from my Grandparents, some from my husbands Grandparents and some found.

 I love moving furniture around when I decorate so I stacked these old trunks on top of my old pumpkin cupboard and added a simple greenery wreath hanging from burlap ribbon and a sheet of music.

 I stuck a few sprigs of greenery in my vase filled with old pinkeeps....the white strawberry and the tiny red berry were gifts from very dear friends.

 More silver platters and mercury glass.....and the print is rolled up and slipped down into a glass vase.  I love the way candle light dances on the silver and glass.

 I found this old mercury glass compote on my way back from Wisc. this year.  It's a favorite piece so I filled it with things I treasure.....and old strand of glass bead garland and a few old glass ornaments.

And even my favorite Easter toy has joined the festivities with an assortment of glass ornaments.

I hope you enjoyed the pictures.  It's finally starting to feel like Christmas.

The kids are finishing up school before break and we're getting ready to settle into our comfortable little nest to await the Christmas Day bliss.....but before I say good-bye until next year I have one last little batch of finished pieces to offer.  I worked on these projects while I decorated the house and I'm excited to share them with you......a few sweet little Sewing Baskets filled with goodies, Woolen Strawberry Pinkeeps and a Button Roll.

You can see all of them on my Finished Goods page.

And earlier this Fall I released a sweet little pattern called ~Colonial Christmas Sampler & Pinkeep~ and I forgot to put it on my website.  Gesh....I can't believe I forgot....it's a very fun little stitch.
If you'd like to see it it's available on my Christmas Patterns page.
 
Have a wonderful weekend my friends....
Until next time






10 comments:

bayrayschild said...

Simply BEAUTIFUL!

Merry, merry!
Audrey

Faye said...

Lovely decorating~ Faye

janet said...

Your touches of Christmas are simply beautiful..Have a great weekend..

TheCrankyCrow said...

Oh - what I wouldn't give to have you come decorate our nest Miss Stacy. You have an uncanny gift. I LOVE the silver and mercury glass. Swoon, swoon.... Wishing you a blessing-filled weekend - and week ahead....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Elisabetta said...

Wonderful ornaments and the tree is really big!You patterns are marvellous, the frame is perfect!

Lida said...

How lovely looks your house, the simple decorations make a big impact! Enjoy the holidays, greetings
Lida

Bon said...

Guess the silver is coming out! I'll be polishing all day tomorrow!!

Holli Givens said...

I agree, totally gifted in the decorating and stitching department. Inspiring ideas for next year. Merry Christmas!

bea rico said...

I love your designs and have bought some. I'll follower of your blog and I'll buy directly.
a hug
Bea Rico

Sherri Farley said...

I really enjoyed the tour. Lovely home.