The Christmas Kitchen

I think the kitchen is pretty much where we spend most of our time during the Holidays or

any day for that matter.

So to bring a little cheer into this room is always a good thing!

Bringing a bit of Christmas cheer that can take me through well into January was my goal.

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The Christmas Dining Room and a Home Tour

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend . . .

I am sure you were all putting your finishing touches to your Holiday preparations.

Me??? . . . I still have a long list and checking it twice!

In the meantime, the dining room was dressed with greenery and simple decor . . .

Even the hubby gave it a thumbs up!…As we use this room every day!

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The Holiday Master Bedroom

In keeping with the more simplistic holiday decor, I decided to dress the master bedroom

with the Pottery Barn Winter Birds collection as I did last year.

I did use different pillows and accents as the room has definitely changed from last year.

I just love this bedding that can take you right through with winter months.

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Tuesday Holiday Tidbits

Have you seen the great mantel inspiration yesterday?

If not, you can see it here along with 10 other fabulous mantels.

I have been busy like the most of you decorating and preparing for the Holidays.

I am pretty much done with just a few tweaks here and there.

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A Wintery Christmas Mantel

In the years past, I used a green garland and trimmed it with ribbon, ornaments,

and all the pretties of Christmas.

This year, I went with a white flocked garland to create a Wintery Christmas Mantel.

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Christmas Decor Tidbits and Mantel Sneak Peeks

I am not sure about you, but it seems like for me, too little time and much to do.

Is that the common statement of the Holidays?

But then again, I do tend to go a tad overboard . . . really trying to keep it simple.

Yesterday my friend Sherri delivered my new pillow for my chair.

The pillow was being monogrammed.

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Now doesn’t this want to make you curl up in the chair with a great book and cup of tea?

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Retro Ornaments In Vintage Ironstone

In keeping with my simple Christmas decor . . . well, as simple as this girl gets . . .

~ ~ I decorated the area that I have my ironstone pieces with new retro ornaments.

I love the look of the old ornaments . . . as many of us do.

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French Buffet Woodland Christmas Vignette

The first thing I did when returning from Florida for Thanksgiving . . .

~ ~ was to decorate my French buffet for Christmas.

I hope you all had a most wonderful Thanksgiving.

My family and I traveled to Florida . . . to my sister’s home . . . where my mom also lives.

We were there for a week and I was a bit out of cyber sync. . .

~ ~ as my sister lives in the country . . no cell phone coverage and slow internet.

So I took a bit of a blog break.

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Simply Christmas Vignette

I have been challenged to keep it simple.

I say that this year, I want to keep it simple . . .

~ ~ I have been asked by my friends if simple was in my vocabulary.

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The Sunroom Dressed for Christmas

This is the first room that I have decorated for Christmas.

I have only completed a Christmas Vignette in a basket so far.

The Great Room tree is still a work in progress.

The sunroom is my favorite room . . .

~ ~ so it is where I initiate the Christmas decorating of an entire room.

I am trying very hard this year to do simple decor . . . less is more.

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