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Thanks so much for stopping by! I believe that everyone can have a beautiful home without spending a fortune! One of my favorite things to do is find creative ways to re-purpose things I already have on hand, or have picked up at yard sales and thrift stores. Join me as I share with you some of my favorite ideas for crafting and decorating, as well as travel adventures, and fun things that I pick up on my treasure hunts! Much of my work is influenced by my love all things French, nature, and of course shabby chic! I have gotten so many creative ideas from you very talented bloggers out there, and I hope that I can be an inspiration to you as well!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

3 More Days!

Can you believe it?  All the planning, all of the decorating, baking, cooking, gift wrapping...........To think that it will all be over in just a few short days!  Today I thought I'd share with you a few Christmas views thru out our home.
Everything looks better under a glass dome, don't you think?  I picked this ornament up a year or so ago, and just love the vintage feel to it! (though it is new)
You've probably seen my little curio cabinet before.  I really enjoy changing it out with the seasons.
 Bottlebrush trees.  (love!)
Vintage flower frog and a vintage post card, plus a bunch of faux greenery.
 Jelly jars (both vintage and new) filled with a few of my favorite vintage ornaments.

And an adorable little house!
Now for a few whimsical ornaments on the tree...........
 My aunt made this adorable little angel.  Doesn't she have the sweetest face?
 And dog lover that I am, I adore this little doggy angel!
 I had originally purchased the above ornament for a gift, but loved it so much I decided to keep it myself!!  It's a doggy snowman!
 You can't really tell from this photograph, but this cute little dog has a bone dangling above him!!
 Now this little guy makes me smile each time I look at him!  See what he is?  A S'more!!!  And since we are avid rv-ers, check out his hat, and his little blue retro trailer!  Cute, cute, cute!!
 And last of all, I will share with you a few shots in our sunroom.  Aren't these poinsettias pretty?  Usually we just buy one at the most, but I thought it would be pretty to fill our wire planter with them.  Can you believe that I have since killed all but one of the plants??!!  And I actually think I have had a pretty green thumb!!  So next year it will be faux for sure!!!!!
 I brought my little angel in for the winter.  Isn't she cute?
And my concrete dog got into the act with a little fresh greenery wreath.
Oh, we had some visitors to our backyard this morning.

What a treat it was to see!
That's it for now, hope you are having a great day!


Kim K. said...

How pretty. I love glass domes too. I can't believe it's really almost here. So much work and anticipation. I want it to last a bit longer. I love your backyard visitors. Such fun snowy pictures.

mizdarlin said...

I absolutely love your domed little house! A great piece of work..
You say that those houses are new..where do you find them?

mizdarlin said...

Oh, and by the way, i killed my pointsettia too earlier..first time ever..must be somehing about the farmed versions..all I know is that they usually thrive on lots of light and not much water..*sigh*

Rebecca said...

Loved seeing all your decorations-especially you're little houses!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love your shelf Donna. Those bottle brush trees are so cute. I never see them around here. Love the poinsettias in that stand too. Mine isn't doing all that well. The stems seem really weak. Some broke off and just stuck them in a vase!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

Just found your blog and can't wait to read more. Merry Christmas!

NanaDiana said...

Ohoh...I am reading the post above mine...Carmie just found you...and she is in for a treat! I remember when I stumbled across your blog..it was love (well heavy like) at first sight!

Tell, me...am I gonna get all dopey and fill my tree with RV thingys? You do have 15 more that you haven't shown us, right? I mean the S'mores snowman is cute..really cute...but I'm sure you have a wayside bathroom, complete with smell, ornament on their somewhere....cuz we ALL know we don't like to use our RV's for "certain things". Uh-huh...Later...love ya- Diana

Cindy Adkins said...

All of this is too amazing for words!!! And the deer is so gorgeous...wow!!
What an amazing post...I love the rv ornament and how you put the wreath on the dog statue...how precious!!!

At this point, I've got so much to do that I'm counting minutes instead of days til Christmas! lol
Big ((((hugs)))),

Linda said...

Beautiful photos, Donna...I love every single one...and how fun to have deer come to visit!!

Love of the Sea said...

Love the dome...the ornament does look vintagey. And your visitors...oh my gosh. I showed my husband. They are beautiful. Such pretty animals. Love them.

Susan said...

Love your little houses and ornaments! Merry Xmas!

Brenda Kula said...

Love the doggy snowman! Never saw one of those before. Actually, I loved all your decor and ornaments.

Anonymous said...

Greetings from Malaysia,

So happen that I stumbled your blog. Love the photos here. :-)