Dreaming of a White Christmas

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Vintage brooch wreath. From www.pinterest.com.

I’ll be dreaming of a White Christmas. By updating your Holiday decorations to include some white, shabby chic ornaments, stockings, table arrangements, or candles you can create a whole new feel to your Holiday decorating. Below you will find examples of items that you can add to your decor to update your look. Enjoy!

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Beautiful tree stick Christmas tree. From http://www.kararosenlund.com/2012/12/weekend-in-pictures-early-christmas-gift.

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2″ tiny elf ornaments. From www.esty.com.

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A trio of vintage-style bottlebrush trees, flocked in white and silvery glitter. From http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/2010/11/worldwide-giveaway-jeanne-darc-living

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Beautiful white Christmas tree. From http://mycountryroads.blogspot.com.

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White wreath with jingle bells. From http://www.horchow.com.

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Shabby Chic Christmas

As Christmas draws nearer and nearer, I thought I would share my 75 favorite holiday decor ideas. This post hi-lights a variety of ways for you to add a little “scabby chic” to your Christmas. Enjoy.

I have taken the following pictures both from the web and Pinterest. I claim no rights to them and have included as may links as I was able to find under each photo.

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Holiday wreath made from antique brooches. See more at www.pinterest.com

 

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Beautiful ornaments made by covering styrofoam balls with fresh herbs leaves secured with straight pins and lightly sprayed with spray paint. All topped off with a sheer ribbon bow. See more at http://mobtownflorals.com.

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Darling burlap Santa Hat. Visit retreatdesign.blogspot.com

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Charming shabby chic holiday wreath. Created with coiled wire, oversized “jingle” bells and stars and fresh evergreens. See more at http://www.countryfarmsimples.com.

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White felt, ribbon, tiny pearl and sparkles…creat this unique stocking. See more at: http://www.stonegableblog.com/2012/07/christmas-in-july-poinsettia-stocking.html

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Glass glitter encrusted trees in glitter encrusted urns…stunning and available here www.urbanfarmhouse.blogspot.com.

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Miniature Christmas tree with bird and nest “nesting” in the tree branches. See more at http://anartfuladventure.typepad.com/an_artful_adventure/2011/12/handmade-ornament-swap.html

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“Script” star ornament created using vintage letters. See more at http://therobinandsparrow.blogspot.com or at bgh.com.

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Hand Knits

Below you will find great examples  knit items…sweaters, scarfs, socks, vests, coats, and hand warmers. Where ever possible I have included the URL to the knitting pattern. Photos were taken from Pinterest or directly from the web. I make no claim to any of the photos.

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Brown shawl like scarf. See more @ http://www.unepouleapetitspas.com/matilda.

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Grey shawl collar cardigan. See more @ www.pinterest.com.

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Beautiful olive green caplet to keep you warm this winter. See pattern @ http://www.frenchpressknits.com/2011/11/my-legacy.

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Knitted dark brown cardigan. See more @ http://countingstonesheep.tumblr.com/post/15729302136/rick-owens.

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Lovely vintage sweater is figure flattering. See more @ www.pinterest.com.

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Love this twist on a sweater, complete with cables. See more @ www.pinterest.com.

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Love this light grey knitted scarf. Available at Esty. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/38336659/nomad-alpaca-cowl-ash?ref=v1_other_2.

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Legwarmers – these cable knit leg warmers are styled with floral appliques, fashion that’s both toasty and trendy!

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From the front it’s a simple tunic with optional pockets, the back is open with straps that cross at the top. Pattern available @ http://store.cocoknits.com/products/maude.

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Deep red carpet bag available for purchase. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/69326186/25-off-sale-a-walk-among-trees-ooak.

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Thanksgiving Day Centerpieces

In this post I am highlighting Thanksgiving Day Centerpieces all is to do as a Do-it-yourself projects for your Thanksgiving table created from fresh flowers, fruits,vegetables,greenery, pumpkins and winter squash. You will enjoy both making these centerpieces and how great they look on your Thanksgiving Day table. Enjoy.

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Extended table dressed up with white pumpkins, fall leaves, and candles.

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Beautiful centerpieces created from pomegranates, twigs, yellow lilies, cascading greenery, and hedge apples.

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Cute as can be centerpiece using white squash or pumpkin filled with flowers of all kinds.

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Love the simplicity of this arrangement, white pumpkin surrounded by soft-green colored greenery.

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“Tiered” squash topiary.

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Just stunning mini garden centerpiece of colored ornamental cabbage plants.

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Paris Vintage Fashion

Vintage fashion dresses, dare to dream. Enjoy.

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Lace and polka dot dress

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Full tulle skirt with print overlay and black bodice.

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Beige satin and lace dress.

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Pretty purple and white halter dress.

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White tulle dress embellished with blue embroidery and pink satin cumber bum.

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Do-it-yourself Key necklace

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This post contains step by step directions to create your own key necklace. Select keys from your home that you no longer use  or purchase them from a discount or hardware store. Then gather up old pieces of jewelry or buy new ones. You’ll need some charms and some jewels. Enjoy! IMG_1937IMG_1938IMG_1949IMG_1945IMG_1943IMG_1962IMG_1962IMG_1965IMG_1977IMG_1976

 

 

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Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day Gifts……….see some great ideas for Valentine’s Day gifts, home decor, jewelry and projects. Where possible I have included the URL for you to find information to the items shown below. I make no claim to any of the photos below. Enjoy!

 

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Here is a vintage heart that lends a little, to your romantic and fairytale inspired decor. See more @ http://theprincessparlour.tumblr.com.

 

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Chicken wire filled with flat, grey stones create a rustic Valentine’s Day wreath. See more http://goodideasforyou.com/ideas-a-inspirations/diy-a-crafts/stones-a-rocks/ideas/diy-a-crafts/stones-a-rocks.

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Corkboard “Alice in Wonderland” Heart made with recycled wine bottle corks. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/75433768/corkboard-alice-in-wonderland-heart-pink.

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Beautiful floral heart wall hanging created with pink carnations and greenery. See more @ http://adorablelife.tumblr.com/page/64

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These frames can be a fun little project. Created using sheet music scrapbook paper as backing, a cut out a heart and ink to distess the paper edges. See more@ http://pearls-handcuffs-happyhour.blogspot.com/search/label/Valentine’s.

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Script and postage stamps decorate wooden hearts. See more @ http://iheartshabbychic.blogspot.com/search?q=valentines.

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Darling heart pin cushions. See more @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/anabela_joana.

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Metal heart cut out. See more @ www.pinterest.com.

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Surround yourself with friends and beauty to celebrate the sweetness of the season. Be My Valentine and you’ll get hugs and kisses year round. See more @ http://earthangelstoys.blogspot.com/search?updated-max.

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Heart made with felt flowers. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/shop/GraceG2.

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Beautiful heart necklace with vintage chain. See more @ http://www.vintagebliss.typepad.com

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Dragonfly love pendant, great Valentine gift. See more @ http://www.etsy.com/listing/82708144/dragonfly-love-pendant-valentine-gift.

 

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Shabby Chic Floral Arrangements

Shabby chic floral arrangements. Enjoy these great ideas for creating shabby chic floral arrangements in your home. Flowers in hues of pink, orange, purple, blue and white fill containers such as urns, metal buckets, clay pots, glass vases, bird cages, water pitchers,metal milk carries.and tea cups. All photos were taken from Pinterest or directly from the web. I make no claim to these photos. Enjoy

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Pin Cushion Tutorial

Here is a greta quick and easy craft project. Tutorial from www.craftaholicsanonymous.net.

Using a decorative frame from a craft store to make these cute DIY pin cushions! Pair the frames with colorful and fun fabric scraps.

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How to Make a Pin Cushion

easy pin cushion

supplies: tiny wood frame with chipboard backing, paint, batting, fabric

DIY pin cushion

 

  1. Paint the wood frame using 2-3 coats of spray paint.
  2. Place the frame with the face down and place a 4″x5″ piece of fabric on top of the frame with right side down.
  3. Fold a 6″x8″ piece of batting into a small rectangle and insert where the opening in the frame is.
  4. Pull the edges of the fabric to pull out some of the wrinkles. pin cushion craft
  5. Fold over the edges of the fabric and place the chipboard on top to conceal the raw edges, then fold over the metal tabs to secure in place.

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Enjoy!

Here are some other fun ideas fro Do-it-yourself pin cushions. jewelry box into pincushion[9]

sewing kit gift[9]bhg pincushion[5]cookie cutter pincushions[8]dress form pincushion[8]pincushion jars[6]

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Unique Furniture Pieces

Many unique furniture pieces…lighting, tables, chairs, ottomans, dressers, or sofas all made from metal, to wood, to plastic, to fabric. All photos have been taken from the Web or from pinterest. I claim no rights to these photos. Enjoy.

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