I worked hard all weekend decorating and love the “winter wonderland” theme. It is very different from my prior years. I posted my mantel yesterday and continued the silver theme throughout.
I gave my favorite DIY project, deer silhouette (see prior post) a Christmas makeover. I love Rudolph so I gave him a shiny red nose and added some fresh pine for a collar. I finally put my village up on my piano. It takes a long time, but I do love it, especially at night. I collect Dept 56 Dickens Village, but also have some others mixed in. I always update my frames for the seasons and found great free printables I believe from Fox Hollow cottage. I really love Christmas!
I have been decorating all day and I haven’t even started the tree yet, but I wanted to link up to
http://debbie-debbiedoos.com/2013/12/all-things-dollar-tree-christmas-party.html so I thought I would take a minute to show these awesome houses that I revamped. They were the standard colors you see everywhere and I just spray painted them white and added a little silver to go with my winter wonderland theme this year. I also purchased the little cones at the Dollar Tree and made a pine cone tree and wrapped one in silver ribbon. Back to the tree!
I was browsing Hobby Lobby this past weekend and saw these really cool metal angel wings. I remembered seeing some made out of coffee filters similar to my wreath. I checked Pinterest and Sissie’s Shabby Cottage had one pinned. It used a Dollar Tree sink mat and you basically just cut the mat into the shape wings that you like, then put the filters through the holes.
I fell in love with the beautiful deer silhouette that www.TheRusticPig.com was kind enough to share with us. I followed her tutorial using an old dresser mirror. I did have to prime the mirror first and used 4 coats of chalkboard paint. I also used Annie Sloan paint on both the wood frame and deer.
When we were building our home over 15 years ago I had two must haves, a farmer’s porch and a fireplace. They are my two favorite features to this day and it is not just for decorating. There is nothing like relaxing by the fire in the cold New England winters and sitting on the porch swing or rocker with a good book and a glass of lemonade in the Summer. I bought this armoire when I first got married in 1988 and I still love it, although lately I’ve been thinking of painting it. I am obsessed with the armoire in Blue Egg, Brown Nests bedroom, but I don’t think I could accomplish that yet. I added this cool berry wreath and some burlap to the front and one of my signs and berrys to the top. Simple, but makes a statement.