Best of November

December 3rd, 2012

Hello hello it’s the last month of the year!  Hard to believe, isn’t it?  Time for the monthly roundup of greatest hits from the previous, here are the top ten not to miss posts from November!

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I painted my old console table a shade of gray; 2.  we posed for the annual family picture; 3.  we gave our IKEA wood countertops an ogee edge then stained and installed them in the bathroom and 4.  I set a silver and gold tablescape that lasts from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day. 

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5.  to bring color and fun to the kids’ space, we decorated a candy themed tree and I made them a scalloped felt tree skirt;   6.  I painted a favorite herringbone pattern for a pillow;   7.   a pretty table setting at Mom’s place for Thanksgiving;   8.  DIY sleigh bells ring, are ya listening?  9.  new ring top window panels hang in my daughter’s room,  10.  roasted garlic mashed potatoes with crème fraîche, oh my. 

Our holiday mantel is next… warning, it’s kinda sparkly.  :)

 

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I’ll Have a Blue Christmas… Porch

December 2nd, 2012

I was in the mood for modern, simple, and unexpected this year.  I’m back to my old favorites using blue and green on the front porch instead of traditional red like last year’s poinsettia porch.  Here is our porch all decked out for the season in navy and white with some emerald green thrown in for fun.

blue and white christmas porch

 

I moved the outdoor rug and pillows from the rear balcony to the covered front porch where we could enjoy them for a few months more in a different spot.  Two white trees in urns and a preserved boxwood wreath on the door complete the scene.

boxwood wreath white tree with ornaments

 

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