Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Tree is done

I was able to get most of my Christmas decorating done.  I just have a few more touches to do in each room.  I am proud of myself this year.  It only took me about 3 hours to get my tree put up and decorated.  I will be sharing that plus a few more decorating touched in the living room.



I added a few items to the tree that I normally put on my hutch or a table. In the next picture is one of my large reindeer and snowman.


The next pictures show the other large reindeer and I added a few Christmas mice to the tree this year.



Here is the top of the hutch in the living room.  I will be posting the rest of hutch in another post.


This year I am adding a few doggie touches.  Here a few in the living room.



I am planning on working on the rest of the house after work each night this week. 

Monday, November 26, 2018

Christmas sneak peek

I tried really hard to get most of my Christmas decorating done this weekend but as usual it didn't happen.  I spent most of Saturday taking down all the Fall decor and putting it away in the basement and having to get all of the Christmas bins out of the basement storage room and put them upstairs.  I was able to get the Family room fireplace done and the hutch in the formal living room.  Today I am sharing the hutch since the Family isn't all the way done yet.


I like to do a Winter Wonderland theme here since I have white and silver with crystal items here.


The two trees on top of the hutch light up on timers.


I still need to bring up my huge tree up from the basement.  I will be doing that this coming weekend. it usually takes me most of the day to get it decorated. I will be pushing myself to get the rest of the house done by this weekend.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Christmas Tablescapes Past

It's that time of year for me to look back on my past Christmas tablescapes to get some inspiration for this year.

This is my Candy Christmas in the Kitchen from last year



Plaid Tiddings Dining Room from last year


Plaids and Santa from last year also


Now here are some of my favorites from previous years

Christmas Kitchen



 Christmas Dining Room



 


Poinsettias and Plaid


Simple Christmas Tablescape


Rustic Glam Dining Room



I hope that you enjoyed looking back as much I did.  Now I can start planning what tablescapes I will be doing in the kitchen and dining room this year.

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Master closet is finally done

I finally got the master closet done on Saturday and started putting things back on Sunday.  I still have a few more items to put in the closet which I should get done either tonight or tomorrow night.  Here is how it turned out.

This picture is what you see when you first step into the closet.


Next is the area to the right of the first picture.


And now continuing on to the next wall.


Next is the two towers to the right of the hanging in the last picture.


The next picture is how the wall looks by the door when you walk in.


For the two corner units I used some bead board wallpaper on the wall behind them.  They don't come with any backboards so I thought the wallpaper would dress them up.  It's not easy to get it to show up in the pictures.  This picture was the best.



I have all my hanging clothes in and am still working on filling up the shelves and drawers.  I have two dressers in the master bedroom and was able to empty one into the closet.  I am wanting to get new furniture soon and I only want to get one dresser this time.  Right now our second dresser has to be in front of a window.

Friday, November 2, 2018

It's that time of year again

I don't know about you but I like to start listening to Christmas music the first of November.  It relaxes me and gets me in the mood to decorate.  I have already picked up a few new items for this year.




The Santa and the lantern are from Pier 1 and the snowman head is from Kirkland's. I wanted two of the lanterns but they only had one in the store so I ordered another online.


The Santa is from Pier 1, the Merry Christmas sign is from Kirkland's and the snow globe is from HomeGoods



I love this snow globe. It is battery operated and it blows the snow every few seconds.  It has a four hour timer or you can just leave it on.




I will be using this Santa for my woodland theme that I am going to do in my basement this year.


The rest of the items I will probably use in my formal living room or the entry.



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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Master Closet Update

The master closet is near the finish line.  I worked 10 hours on Saturday to get as much done as possible.  We installed the floor and I got started on assembling the cabinets.  We got almost all the cabinets installed on Saturday.  Sunday we installed the shelves in between the cabinets, the last tower unit and the rods.  I put together 12 drawers and installed theme in the units.  By the time I got 8 drawers done I said "I bet I can put these together in my sleep".  After the second drawer I didn't even need to look at the instructions.

Here are a few pictures of what is done so far.  We still need to install the baseboards,  one more rod, put the trim back on around the door frame and then I need to get all the trim painted.






I also attempted to make a video.  Now I am not the best video maker but I thought it would show the closet better.  You really have to be inside to get the full effect.





Wednesday, October 24, 2018