Sunday, December 21, 2008

Make your home glow with Christmas


I'm running out of time to show you some fun stuff, so this post will be a slew of pictures, bam, bam BAM!!! Ahhhhh!!

First of all, I had to show you another Goodwill project. (Don't worry, I still have MORE.) I got these little square boards for .49 each, got the letters on sale, had the paper and glitter, so this was waaaay less than $10. I. LOVE. IT.


So here we go, a tour of our home and the way it glows at Christmas...
If you have a bell jar or cloche, stick Christmasy type things in with some lights, and there. you. go. (This thing is way cool -- wish this pic did it justice.)



Again, with the flash, this does not really show the GORGeousness. I throw my extra poinsettias in here with some garland and lights.


The candles from the mantle are now nestled in some snow to make the TV look Christmasyier. Word? Huh. OK.


This scrolly iron thingy I can't get looking how I want any other time of the year...but with some greenery and pics, just love it:


Long ago I spray painted my pears with gold and then a light coat of gold glitter spray. It always does the trick.







Do you know what I am SOOOO over? My blinds. Would you like to know how much we spent on them when we moved in?? (Well, really, it wasn't that bad because I got them for 40 percent off at Penney's, but STILL.) Now I want more of the wooden roman shades everywhere instead. GREAT.

We got these candles as a gift for our wedding, and I absolutely adore them. They are so fun to dress up for the holidays. I use little styrofoam balls, some ribbon and a few berry pics and they are ready for Christmas!

Do you light your candles? I don't, not the "holiday" ones anyway. I've found PERFECT candles to go with my decor and they are only lit for pictures. :) Plus, we have fat kitties with big fluffy tails. Not a good combo.



I got this church to remember the year we got married (today is our anniversary!! MUWAH MY LOVE!!):


Wanna know how the greenery doesn't go POOF from the candles?


Awww yeah baby, LED candles. Get some!! They even flicker.

I'll be back at least one more time before Christmas. Are you done wrapping?
HAHAHAHAHA. I haven't even STARTED.
But I actually enjoy wrapping, and after tomorrow, I'll be completely done shopping and can wrap to my heart's content in the evenings. I look forward to it.

30 comments:

  1. Wonderful ideas! Everything looks so great. I love the Jingle board. So cute!

    Jen

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  2. Very pretty!
    Love your wedding candles. :)

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  3. i love all the little touches to your home. It makes a grand statement for just a minimum cost! LOVE IT

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  4. Just finding your blog. You have such great ideas!

    Hope you have a great anniversary, it's ours today too!

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  5. Happy Anniversary, and thanks for sharing all the pretty holiday decor at your home! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Beautiful! And Happy Anniversary!

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  7. Yea for more beauty in blogland. Looks great!! I think we all feel the stress of running out of time. :)

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  8. It all looks great!

    Happy Anniversary!

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  9. Everything is so pretty! Love the iron swirly thing the mostest I think.

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  10. awesome, AWESOME, AwEsOmE!

    :)

    How do you ever find time to do your daily routine with all this decorating?? lol!

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  11. Everything is so beautiful! I love how you lit everything. Lovely!

    Have a great anniversary!

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  12. I love peeking into your home. What beautiful decor and I love the fact you do it frugally.

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  13. Thank you for sharing your home and all of your decorations. It totally cracks me up that even your stove and toilet have holiday spirit! :) Can you tell me how you find the time to do all of your crafty decorating and how you keep your 2 year old from un-doing all of your crafty decorating?

    Happy Anniversary!!!

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  14. I love your centerpiece on your dining room table. I love pears at Christmas time. Everything you do looks so great! Thanks for showing my tree and ornaments! Have a great day.

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  15. I love this. You're my kinda of gal. I love thrift stores. The malls didn't get my money!!!I love the hunt as well as I can save money. I raised 4 kids and was a stay-at-home mom. When kids are little they don't know if something is new if from a thrift store or yard sale etc. This is the only way I can afford C-mas for my 3 g-kids.You have shown thru your b-ful photo's you don't have to spend alot of money to decorate a b/ful home.Glograbear

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  16. Ho ho ho - way to make your home glow! Everything looks great! I don't light my candels either...well, some I do like the ones in jars. But the rest are more my "decorations". I hope you have a Mery Christmas! Thanks for all the ideas! (When I first typed 'ideas', it came out 'disea' --- looked way too much like "disease". Yeah, thanks for all the disease! Good grief!)

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  17. LOVE all of the candles. I'm addicted!

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  18. Amazing.... Have a very merry Christmas my friend.

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  19. Hello Sarah,
    This is all beautifully done! Love the lit up dome. Very cool idea.
    It's gorgeous!

    Check out my TT post if you have a moment. I was inspired by you!

    Have a great evening.
    ~Melissa :)

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  20. It all looks great! I like the cloche the best!

    I am over my blinds too, but what to do? At least you can yank them up when needed.

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  21. You are tempting me to decorate more! Great ideas!!!

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  22. nope, i don't light my candles...just warm them so they smell christmasyie! your home looks fantastic. i hope you have holiday parties to host. i'm sure it's magical in person.

    Happy Anniversary!

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  23. Everything looks great! Love the JINGLE over the stove, great idea. Have a Merry Christmas!! Kristen

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  24. Just found your site... love it.

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