Monday, November 29, 2010

After Thanksgiving!

Wow--Christmas is coming soon.  I bought my first presents yesterday.  This year we're really going low key!  Very small, inexpensive presents, mostly one to each family member.  I may have to buy our one month grandson, Coen, a couple of small things!  I got ahead of the game last week and have all of my indoor Christmas decorating finished!  Woo hoo!

 Didn't buy a real tree this year because I have so many smaller artificial trees that I like and don't have room for a real tree too, plus, we're trying to save bucks!

 When my daughter walked into our house Thanksgiving nite, she thought maybe she was mistaken and it was Christmas instead of Thanksgiving!  I decided what the heck, I wasn't having Thanksgiving dinner so why wait til after Tgiving to put Christmas decs up.  Now I just have to do some outdoor when the wind isn't blowing so hard!

You have to check out French Farmhouse 425 for their giveaway.  What a fabulous blog.  I love farmhouse decor, salvage, cottage, etc. and this blog gives me lots of ideas!  A local shop that I visit frequently (probably too frequently) is Simply Bungalow.  If you're in the Lincoln Nebraska area, check out this charming little shop on 33rd & B.  Great cottage items for a very reasonable price.  Heidi and Pam, owners, are sooo creative!  Check out the
 Simply Bungalow  blog too.
I had a website several years ago and made pillows and other items from vintage fabrics, buttons, trims, etc.  I love these chenille stockings.  Had to keep a few of my creations!

I've included a few photos of my decorating this year.  I'm not the best photographer so please excuse the photos but they will give you an idea of what I've done.  I just love to decorate for Christmas so I get a little carried away!  Oh well.  As long as I like it I guess that's what matters!

This was one of my best finds at an antique shop--$10--and I use it constantly. Great with moss balls,
Christmas balls, pumpkins and much more!

Well, that's all for now.  I'm still learning how to blog and have much more to learn but I'm so impressed with all of the creative blogs out there that I'm determined to get better at this!  Happy decorating and good luck shopping!


  1. Thanks for all the nice compliments Mary! Love getting to see your decorations. We've been at the shop the last couple of days transforming the front room. You'll have to come by and see us!

  2. Mary!!
    I am sooo glad I came upon this...I LOVE reading/admiring about your creative and unique ideas!! You have just got that "vintage touch!" You blessed me with a small white stuffed Chennile door hanger or wherever I wanted to put it for Christmas one has red ribbon, a cute button, fringe, is absolutely darling!! ":)