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Monday, November 23, 2015

Snippets of Our Christmas Decorations ...

Happy Monday!

Are you ready for Thanksgiving?  Do you have your elastic waistband pants ready to go?  I sure do!

In the meantime, I'm sharing a few snippets today of our holiday home!  

I've loved adding in a few new members this year, like our cute deer from Home Goods ...

and this cute nutcracker from Target.  He joins our collection of a few others, and they have all taken over the dining room.

The beautiful flocked tree that my husband surprised me with is spreading "snow" in the sitting room and is now all decked out in red, black and white.

My favorite little reindeer from the Dollar Store (along with cute reindeer prints) helped me set the theme in our sunroom, where I've mixed lots of red, light blues, gold and silver.

Yes, it's all about the "JOY" of the season, 

Christmas songs from the carolers,

and, of course, lots and lots of festive red!

It's a good thing Santa remembered his sunglasses ... he needs them this morning with the sunshine streaming in!  

I look forward to sharing more of our holiday home and can't wait to see yours!  

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Our New Breakfast Area Chairs ...


Sometimes, I'm slow to catch on ... like when it came to the French Tolix chairs that I've been seeing quite a bit lately.  I know that they've been around forever ... like starting in the 1930s ... BUT they seem to have made a serious come back in the last few years.

I love all of the fun colors they come in ... how vintage ... industrial ... and, simply cool chairs that these chairs are.

I also love mixing old with new ... look how pretty they are in this dining area paired with those awesome wicker chairs.

I knew I had to have a couple of these for our kitchen table.  So, after perusing the internet, I scooted up to Target and purchased two of their Carlisle chairs.  What a bargain at two for $99!

Unfortunately, when I get them home and put them together, the scale of them was a bit too small for what I wanted. Bummer!

Soooo, back to the drawing board I went.  After seeing many for $150+ a chair, I thought I'd have to wait awhile to purchase them.  And, just when I was about to give up, I stumbled onto Restoration Hardware's website.  Their version of the Tolix chair, the Remy, is on sale for only $79 a chair (originally $99).  It was the right height, the seat was a bit larger and the price was doable!  I added two to my shopping cart and anxiously waited for them to get here.

They arrived fast ... required no assembly ... and have wasted no time getting comfy in our breakfast area!

I love them so much that, on a whim, I painted our table top AS's Pure White (like the base) to allow them to take center stage a bit more!

Now, to add a bit more wax to the table ... enjoy our chairs ... and add a bit of Christmas to the newly painted table top!

Moral of my little story ... keep on clicking around the internet because, eventually, you'll find exactly what you want and can afford!

Have a great day!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

It's That Time Again ....

Greetings, friends!

Now that Halloween is over ... you know what "that" means, right?  

Yes, dust covered bins are slowly making their way up from the basement ...

Trees are being placed, and mesh is slowly taking over the place!

Pinterest is "stuck" on my computer for fun inspiration!

And, I'm testing out new color schemes.

Even though, every year, I say that I won't buy anything "new" and use what I have, SOMEhow this new friend jumped into my cart and came home with me. Oops.

And, while I should be focusing on one thing at a time, I couldn't help but to stop and visit with Santa and our future hot coffee station.

Ahhhh, the joys of the pre-Christmas decorating madness!

I hope I'm not alone ... look forward to sharing our holiday home in the coming weeks!

Thanks for stopping by,

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