Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Decorating

I traditionally put up my Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. This year was no different. Although this year I decided to change things up a bit and try a new color scheme. As you can see, I choose a green & silver scheme. With a sort of bird twist as well.

Here are some of the ornaments close up.

Green bird

This little deer came from my Grandma's this past weekend. She had been to a auction and picked up a whole bunch of Christmas ornaments. She let us all pick through what we wanted. This was one of my picks. I added the green bow to make it go with my theme. This beautiful vintage ornament already had the green rhinestone eyes & glittery silver stars on the antlers. I LOVE it! Thanks Grandma Joyce!

Peacock

Our angel we have had since we got married!

The Nativity

A view of the tree skirt. A clearance find last year at Target. It is a velvety material.

My table display. I got the inspiration from here. One of my favorite blog reads Young House Love.

This bird is from a pair that I found at the thrift store a while back (they were 50 cents a piece). The pretty silver ornament in the apothecary jar is from Walmart for $1.

My living room wall display. The glittery trees I got at the Dollar Tree this year in their clearance section 2 for $1. The feather tree was a clearance steal last year at Walgreen's after Christmas.

I LOVE this print!

Our front door from the inside.

Our front door from the outside.

My DIY wreath. (I couldn't find one that I liked so I decorated it myself)

More tree ornaments.

My kitchen cabinets.

These little cuties were my Grandma Sally's. I have 2 of them &
they really remind me of Christmas's as a child.

Here is the other.

The boys decorated the windows with Gel clings.

My corner curio. I store the Christmas Advent calendar in here so my boys don't get into it.

Enjoy!!!!

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Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas Vinyl Stocking Hanger

Do you guys remember when I won $50 worth of vinyl from Today's Creative blog & Say it on the Wall??? Check it out here
Well here is one of the projects I made with some of it. It is a Christmas Stocking holder.
We don't have a fireplace or a mantle :(
So hanging the Christmas stockings have always been an issue on where can I hang them. So this is my solution.
I started with a old board I picked up at the Habitat for Humanity Restore a few months back for 50 cents.

I sanded it down good. Then I spray painted it red.


Once it was dry & added my beautiful vinyl from "Say it on the Wall".
Then I added silver hooks I picked up at Menard's for 79 cents a piece.


I added some picture hangers on the back & WHOLA!!! A new way for me to hang & display our Christmas stockings!


Enjoy!!!!



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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

OWLS...Ceramic Animals=LOVE

The latest craze around blog land and the decorating world is ceramic animals. Especially from two of my UBER FAVORITE blogs....Bower Power & Young House Love.

Here are some examples I L~O~V~E:

This owl from Bower Power's son Will's nursery.


This ceramic deer head also from Will's Nursery. I definitely may have to try this one. Anyone who knows us, know the 3 men in my life would LOVE this! :)

This rhino from Young House Love. They also did a whole blog post all about people in the "Ceramic Animal Club". Check it out here!
This owl is from Z Gallerie for $14.99....not a bad price, but you all know I am thrifty & I did it for only $2 for 2!

I found these beauties for $1 a piece!
I couldn't wait to get them home & give them their "NEW" look! A white spray paint makeover!
(*white spray paint already on hand)
Here they are all shiny, new & WHITE!

A close up

Here are some other painted ceramic animals I have around my house.


I heart birds!!!
I think I get my bird loving from my two Grandmas!

Another bird I spray painted awhile ago that sits on my window sill by my kitchen sink!


Enjoy!!!






Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Mason Jar Lamps

Here is another addition to my Master bedroom makeover. I am going for a sort of beachy theme, as I LOVE the ocean & beach. 

These were VERY EASY to make. I started out with 2 Antique Mason jars that I had collected years ago (I made a pair of lamps).
I filled them with those glass marble gems (it took about 2 bags for each lamp) which I got at the Dollar Tree. Then I drilled a hole in the lids for the lamp kit to attach to (I got my lamp kit from Menards for around $7 each). I then attached the lamp kit with the screws that came with it. Add the light bulb & shade I got from Kmart on clearance for $5.99 each.
Here is the end result.

Enjoy!!!



Monday, November 15, 2010

Halloween Clearance Deals

I know Halloween is long gone & just a sweet memory now, but today I scored some killer deals at my local Shopko store. They had quite a bit of Halloween stuff still left & they had it clearanced out at 70-90% off.
Since Halloween in my 2nd favorite holiday after Christmas, I just couldn't pass up these deals. Here is what I got.

Here's the lot.

Wall Designer Accents: Regular $29.99 my price today $1.99
($28 in SAVINGS)

Trick or Treat Sign: Regular $9.99 my price today $.99
($9 in SAVINGS)

Build A Monster Gel Cling: Regular $6.99 my price today $.69 ($6.30 in SAVINGS)
My kids LOVE these Gel Clings...they enjoy rearranging them on the windows & mirrors.


8 Cupcake Boxes: Regular $2.99 each my price today $.29 each or $2.32 total for all 8 
($21.60 in SAVINGS)
These will be used to put cupcakes in for my son's Halloween Party next year for the cake walk.


4 Window Clings: Regular $6.99 each my price today $.69 each or $2.76 total for all 4
($25.20 in savings)
I will be donating these to my son's school for the Halloween Party next year.


Vampire T-shirt for my son: Regular $9.99 my price today $1.99 ($8 in SAVINGS)

Total for the day for $10.74 ($98.10 in SAVINGS). Can you Believe it???
Now, I need to get moving on my Christmas shopping!!! Only 40 days before Christmas!!!!!!

Enjoy!!!!