Twas the day before Christmas…

I think I am the only one still posting Christmas decor….

…..I spent the day yesterday with my granddaughter and her friends…

……….She hosted a “tour” of my home for her friends.

So today, I will present some more “tidbits” throughout the house…

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The other guest bathroom…

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The master bathroom…

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The Powder room…

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More trees….

…..the 2nd Guest room…

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The Laundry Room…

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Just recently painted the room…in SW Silvermist..

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More pillows…

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The Master Bedroom tree….

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I wrapped it with a flocked garland…

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The bonus room Baseball tree…

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The “snowmen” sliding into home plate…

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I have a tree for my granddaughter every year…

…..it is usually themed after her “Halloween costume”…

This year she was Princess Pikachu…she loves Pokemon!

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The vintage wagon has a “moving” skating pond at the base of the tree…

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Yesterday was a great day had by all…I love to see the smiling faces of children…

…..especially when they peer into the “goodie bags”….

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May you all have a joyous Christmas Eve!!

I am joining:

Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

Enhancing a Kitchen Island

Recently, my neighborhood held its Annual Craft/Artisan Show…

I showcased and sold my Christmas Wreaths..

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And my friend Kristen, of Sophia’s Decor showcased her gorgeous furniture transformations…

…..along with her beautiful jewelry, pillows, wreaths, table runners, and many other items.

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She and her mom are the cutest…and so talented!!

They staged the front entrance with their beautiful items….

…..one of which I snagged quickly…it was marked sold before anyone else could get to it!!!

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The cute table Kristen painted in ASCP Old White….

…..and used Miss Mustard Seed’s lovely wax..

I had the perfect place for that table…here’s the before…

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And here is the after….

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I really wanted a larger island when designing the kitchen…

…..however, the builder and the cabinet maker thought it was best that I have more room…

……….between the island and the other bank of cabinetry.

But, I still felt I could have “squeezed” another foot or so for a larger island.

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So thanks Kristen…for providing me with the opportunity…

…..to enhance my kitchen island.

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I love the contrast of the white and cherry finish…

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It adds great surface space and storage….

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I so love this beautiful table that Kristen re-furbished…

…..it is just the “extra something” that my kitchen island needed!!….

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And soon there will be a “Kitchen Christmas Tree” on the table!

I will be joining:

Judy from DIY Designs for Fall Into Fall Party

Katherine from Katherine’s Corner for Thursday Blog Hop

Kim from Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays

Susan from Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

Yvonne from the Stone Gable for Tutorials, Tips and Tidbits Thursday

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I went to one of my favorite garden center/gift shops a while ago, with two of my sweet friends….

…..to sign up for a class on Christmas mantel decorating by a fabulous Christmas design expert.

When we arrived, this is what was in the garden center..

…..the elves were working night and day and here are some of the spectacular trees and decor.

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I am partial to these “upside down/inverted” trees as I have two of them…

This tree has a woodland/owl theme…

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I was discreetly taking photos with my iPhone….:)

I love this reindeer covered with script paper…I think it could be an easy D.I.Y..

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The Christmas designer owns his own company that sells “all things Christmas”….

He utilizes many large items in his design of the trees..like these wreaths.

…..he ran a Christmas decorating contest last year and I won!….

………..I won merchandise from his catalog and can’t wait to receive my “loot”….

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Owls are still very popular this year…but this cute hedgehog is a new item….love him!!

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It’s hard to see, but there is a large wagon that is incorporated in the base of the tree!

And here are some great letters that are made from books…cut out by using a jig saw perhaps?

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And here is a great idea of “merchandising” a hurricane…

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And yesterday, I traveled to one of my other favorite garden centers/gift shops….

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I needed a few supplies to complete my wreath making….for our community Craft/Artisan show….

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You are greeted by this friendly fella….I cannot believe that I did not buy him!!!

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This is where I purchase quality silk florals…

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Here is a beautiful swag…I bought the materials to make this…

…..and will share it with you soon!

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So this year, I keep seeing the same theme…of owls and decor of woodland themes…

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I have used owls in much of my decor last year and still plan to do that this year…

…..however, I so love the look of a sparkly “White Christmas”

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This week, I have been busy with social commitments and making wreaths for our community Craft/Artisan show..

My hubby’s “man cave” has turned into “Santa’s Workshop”

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So that I can create my wreaths and swags and coordinate my Christmas decorating….

….like this…a little sneak peek of one of my wreaths.

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So now I shall go back to my “Santa’s Workshop” to make more wreaths!!!

Stay tuned for my creations….

Do you make your own holiday wreaths too?