Archive for the ‘Christmas’ Category

mixed greens + house dressing

Hello friends!

With Christmas almost here I thought I would share some Inspiration…

just in case you haven’t decorated yet…


mixed greens+house dressing

I know, it’s crazy!


And I love to decorate!



But it’s not too late!

This weekend I have high expectations to get some Christmas on!



Really anything green can be a part of Christmas.

















I did, however, add a glass glitter swag and a wreath from Costco to my booth at the #montanaantiquemall


And had a wonderful time making a wreath at a local floral studio :)


Remember on “It’s a Wonderful Life” how they are decorating on Christmas Eve?

There is still hope for me yet!

Merry Christmas



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Hello friends!

December is here and with it is winter…

and so are all things warm, cozy and furry!

Cable knit is not new,  but I love it when someone takes something thats been around for a long time and makes it new.

Gone are the images of old granny sitting in her rocker knitting the winter away!

Not that there is anything wrong with that, I happen to have a stack of knitted and crocheted blankets from my granny,


these are fresh, young and goregous!

Modern Wool has done a fantastic job making knited wares very hip and well, modern.

Cable knit doesn’t just come in sweaters anymore,

Throws, pillows, poufs and ottomans are wearing it.

free people





Often paired with faux fur this is a must have combination!

caable knit + faux fur

cable knit + faux fur

Faux furs are often draped on chairs adding an extra layer of coziness…

cable knit + faux fur

cable knit + faux fur

cable knit+ faux fur

cable knit + faux fur

cable knit + faux fur

The texture is amazing!

cable knit + faux fur

With Christmas season in full swing, be sure to add something knitted or furry on your gift giving list!

Most importantly, with all the hustle and bustle of Christmas…

take time to curl up with a hot cup of coffee, a warm and cozy blanket

and reflect on what Christmas is really about!



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the best gift

When asked “what is the best gift you have ever received?” many thoughts went running through my head. Some could say diamonds are a girls best friend……

or maybe a remodel is something you’re hoping for

 French Country

perhaps a car covered in diamonds (REALLY??)

maybe more personally a trip back to my mother’s home~ Dublin, Ireland

       however, the best gift I have ever received is this……..

What is the best gift you have ever received?

I hope everyone has a blessed Christmas


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Hello Everyone!

I am getting very excited for Christmas. I always love to decorate for Christmas, but it seems every year I have less sparkle and more natural elements.

But not this year. I am going all out!! Every piece of mercury glass, glass glitter garlands, white ironstone and the perfect tree. Let me tell you why.

All the kids will be home for Christmas this year!!

I am one happy mumsie.

Last year my daughter spent Christmas with her husband’s family (no one prepared me for SHARING my family, but we’ll leave that for another time).

My middle son was deployed to the middle east. Lets just say I was NOT happy about that little scenerio. So my poor youngest was left with a bah humbug for a mother.

I didn’t even put up a tree. The first time ever. Ever, ever. I mean never, ever, ever. This is someone who as a teen wrapped my own presents to put under the tree. My mother must have been having one of those bah humbug years too.

Needless to say this year I am going all out! I am even listening to Josh Groban Noel as I type this post.

Well, this post was supposed to be about a white Christmas, so I will add some photos of all my decorations when they are complete. Lets just say they will be white, glittery, sparkly and most of all spent with my family.

Hope you enjoy getting ready for Christmas and making it the best Christmas ever!!


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