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Right this very minute?

K.  Here's a smattering of merry stuff I've been setting out until I can get my real fix with the tree tomorrow (tomorrow, it soon will be tomorrow and be our day, we will say a very happy, tomorrow today).

Dining room


Just picked these up today, and a wee matching wreath that I still need to hang.


Kitchen nook.  I painted the star ornaments 'cause they were orangey.

Ikea goodies!

Side hutch with little red touches. I'm *trying* not to go overboard....

My favoritist antique corner cabinet with more red zip. (See the white paint???)  This room is still very dark, one window, northern exposure, so I had to artificially lighten this shot so you could see.  My mama made the tiny wreath a long time ago.  Most of the other pieces were thrift store finds.

Seasonal reading, bells and berries. ( I have a story to tell about this coffee table
...but I'll share it another time.)

Remember my clock?

Love this advent countdown.  My kids don't.  No candy.


Mantle.  I'll show you more of this when we get the whole room done, and I'll talk about all the little things I did to put it together.  There's a closeup here.

Found this wreath hook at Salvation Army with the most beautiful gray/blue patina.  Got a styrofoam wreath form and went to town with some ribbon I had. This is my computer/living room which will be decked in blues.

Lots of tying involved.  But I like it.  

Still need to add some festive bows, but I love the way the Dollar Store rocks look in these aqua Ball jars.

Another couple pics of the dining room....


I'm still furiously crafting too....finishing up ornaments, garlands and stockings.  As soon as I get everything decked out, I'll show you the familyroom makeover.  I'm soooo happy with the white paint!

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Claudia said...

Everything looks beautiful, Cindy! Love the side hutch and the candles lit in the dining room and the mantle - did I tell you I really like that mirror?


Elisa said...

AHH!! Cindy!! You are awesome! I love all of it!! Everything looks so pretty. I especially love the dining room candles and the idea with the ball jars.

Patricia said...

You amaze me with your decorating!
I love how cozy everything is~ I will be over shortly!

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

Oh, I am sooo jealous! I've done some decorating that I like, but now I'm kind of "stuck". I want to do more, but with four little boys running around, I can't seem to find the time. Then when I do have time, I am too exhausted!!! Your home looks amazing. I really like that mantle!

Six divided by two..... said...

Sooo purty. Christmas has arrived. All of your decorations are beautiful!!!

Funky Junk Interiors said...

I'm never disappointed when I click on one of your new posts. I know I'm going to be treated to vignettes that reach out to me. You have an amazing knack for chosing things that appeal to all. That is a gift!

The rag wreath is really cool! I was hoping to see a closeup and there it was right below. And the mantel?!? Egads. Makes me want to rip mine apart and start over. I am SO IN LOVE with that mirror frame it's illegal.

But then you went and put a barn star (LOVE) over a rustic wreath (WOAAA) and hung it by a ribbon (AHHH) and place it in front of the mirror!!!! (EEEEE)

I need a nap.


Tracy said...

Gorgeous!!! Love it all! Love the colors, love everything!!

Abatevintage said...

I love the decor it looks wonderful.

I love the calander those are always fun, the kids always fight over whose turn it is to put the ornament in that day lol.


michelle h said...

Great Stuff! I can't wait to get started. Thanks for all the fantastic ideas:)

Gail said...

Everything looks beautiful. I love your colors and also love the wreath of ribbons.

Anonymous said...

Just discovered your blog...I love your style! Very similiar to mine--thanks for sharing your holiday inspiration w/ us!
Just became a follower, as well:)

Molly Anne said...

LOTS of pretty! I feel quite inspired.

Natasha in Oz said...

Cindy everything looks magical. You have created a beautifully festive atmosphere in your home. I love the tray for your remote control etc on the coffee table too-I might just have to borrow that if I may?!

Best wishes, Natasha.

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

Well, everything looks wonderful, as usual! I'm jealous...I just can't seem to get my decorations finished, but you have definitely inspired me!

Marigene said...

Everything is looking so festive, Cindy!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

I love the silver trees! I am a lil obsessed with them currently!

Linda in AZ * said...

*... just "discovered" your blog, and am enjoying it sooo much!!!!

"I villll be back!"... MANY sincere THANKS for great pics & a great read!

Linda in AZ *

Brenda Pruitt said...

What beautiful photos of your home! You've been quite busy. I've got to get myself going. This was so inspirational.

Moore Minutes said...

Your kitchen nook is incredible! The photo looks straight out of a magazine! You did a lovely job decorating.

Anonymous said...

Cindy -

First visit to your lovely blog but I will be returning. You're decorations are simple and oh so exquisite! Thank you for sharing.

Polly said...

Very pretty Cindy! You have a great eye! Do you know where to get burlap ribbon?

Happy Holidays!


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Lovely! Just lovely! Your dining room looks wonderful. We're getting our tree next weekend. I look forward to seeing what you do with it.

Unknown said...

Lookin' pretty! Can't wait to see more.

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

WOW! You have some great decorating ideas. I love the bottle brush trees, the wreaths, the dollar store rocks in the jars..............:)
Blog: The capers of the vintage vixens

Anonymous said...

How lovely everything is! I've enjoyed seeing your pretty home in all of its Christmasness.
Be a sweetie and Merry Christmas,
Shelia ;)

Rue said...

Everything looks beautiful, but that little hutch stole my heart :)


Amanda - Small Home Big Start said...

I love your colour scheme - the ivory whites and red accents look wonderful.

If you get a chance, stop by my blog today and enter my children's Christmas book giveaway.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Your home looks very festive -- fresh and pretty!! Love those aqua jars... :-)

Merry Christmas!

gina said...

Yum- cottage-y Christmas goodness! My two faves, no 3, the wreath holder- I've never seen anything like it, but I like it!, the bells hanging from burlap?linen? strips on the doors of your cabinet in the corner, and the wall window box with the ball lantern lights mixed with the greenery - so fresh!

nest of posies said...

i love it all. so peaceful. love the softer colors as well.
happy weekend!

Lianna Knight said...

I love your ribbon wreath!! I've got to try it :)

You can see our Christmas home tour...

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

It's all beautiful at your house!! Love all of your festive Christmas decor. Thanks for joining the party. I hope you'll come by & see me again and make Southern Hospitality a regular stop.


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