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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I Am Featured at Design Dreams by Anne

The lovely and talented Anne of Design Dreams by Anne is featuring me today…

Anne is a talented artist, DIY’er, and decorator extraordinaire and has single handedly . .

~ ~ restored her beautiful home.

You can see her doing such projects such as this most recent one:

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A Rustic Sunroom Christmas Vignette

Should I call my vignette rustic or maybe woodland . . .

~ ~ a bit of both. A vignette filled with memories and treasures from friends.

Of a Christmas tree in a galvanized bucket with a vintage scale with a galvanized tray.

These things gathered together in one area just makes me smile.

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Winter Woodland Vignette in a Basket

In the past, I usually tended to go a bit overboard on my Christmas table vignettes.

Which meant, there was little table space for entertaining . . .

~ ~ places for drinks and an appetizer or two.

This year I solved that problem by containing the vignette in a basket . . .

~ ~ so that it could be removed easily and room made for entertaining guests.

Felted Wool Santa-Housepitality Designs

I do not get much of a chance to do much crafting . . . but I really do love to.

Several years ago our Craft Group in the neighborhood, “The Crafty Chicks” . . .

~ ~ made these great felted wool Santas.

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The Best Pumpkin Cheesecake Ever and a Winner

I was looking for a Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe the other day . . .

~ ~ wanted to make one for my Sewing Group that I was hosting.

I searched the Food Network site . . . and came up with one that had 5 stars!

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You Make Me Happy Wood Pallet Sign

When I was a little girl, I had a problem with nose bleeds.

I would wake up in the middle of the night and my pillow would be stained

due to a nose bleed.

My dad would comfort me by singing . . . “You Are My Sunshine”

I shed a tear of joy when I hear that song and love to sing it to my grandchild.

My friend Linda’s hubby made me this beautiful sign.

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Thanksgiving Vignette of Ironstone

I have an area where I display the majority of my Ironstone.

The area needed some “Fallifying”.

Gathering some Thanksgiving inspired items and fall decor and set about creating this vignette.

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Christmas Decor and Projects

Last week I took out a few Christmas decor storage bins to create a Winter Woodland Tablescape . .

~ ~ and now the pandora’s box is open and Christmas bins are everywhere.

So let the Christmas projects and decor begin!…

Today, I am pouring through last years Christmas projects and Christmas vignettes . . .

~ ~ seeing how I can changes things up . . . and pare things down . .

For my more simply stated Christmas . . . yes, I said it!

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Pfaltzgraff Winterberry Tablescape and A Giveaway

The Pfaltzgraff Winterberry dinnerware collection has been a classic Holiday pattern.

This pattern has been in existence for over 20 years and still a holiday favorite.

I love this pattern as it can be used for both Christmas and the months of Winter.

~ ~ a great pattern that is so very versatile.

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