Sunday, December 30, 2012

My Easy Winter Decor

Guess what?  I'm using part of my Christmas decor as my Winter decor.  I had a snowman theme for Christmas, so  while packing away the Christmas decor, I just left certain items out for the month of January.  Easy to do, and I'm happy with how it turned out.
The mantel:

I removed the Merry Christmas sign, added snowflakes to the "gate", changed up the floral stems, added a wooden snowman, 2 snowmen for the mantel, and scrabble letters that spell "Let it Snow".  

I love how these items look on the "gate".  I love using the white berries with the green and red.  These stems were part of an arrangement I had for Christmas in the sunroom.

Do you see the little snow man?  It is wood, and spells SNOW.  

China Cabinet:

I liked the little pops of red in the china cabinet, so I left those and added some mercury glass acorns to the mix.  

I think this will work just fine for January.  I've decided to also leave this winter spray on top of the china cabinet.

On the dining table:

Here again, I just took away the Christmas dishes, and removed the pine cones from the center piece, replacing them with snow balls and more mercury glass acorns.

I left the silver chargers and silverware on the table.  I removed the Christmas  napkins, but left the red ones. 

I added snowflakes to the burlap wreath.  

I left snowflakes and a snowlady in the old sewing drawer. 

In the breakfast room:

Here I removed the santa and added a candle.  I added snowflake ornaments to the basket below. 

Such an easy way to decorate for the Winter. I kept a snow theme going, but didn't have to 'drag' out more accessories.

How will you decorate for the Winter?

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Roosters in the Kitchen

Recently we had breakfast at Cracker Barrel.  On the way out we noticed a rooster platter.  It was nice, but I didn't really think about buying it.  My husband commented on it.  I think he's beginning to adopt some of my habits.    A couple of days ago, he suggested we ride back to Cracker Barrel because he "couldn't get it off his mind".  Can you believe that?  So not being one to say "no", we headed out.  Once there, we found a matching clock, that had to come home with us too.

I must admit he's a handsome fellow, and he looks so good in the breakfast area.

The clock sits on a weather vane.  So cute!!

My rooster corner.  :)  They blend in so well with the pictures I bought at Kirkland's.

If you're a rooster lover, it's a good time to go to Cracker Barrel!  

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Sharing Shadymont: Best Projects 2012

Wow! I didn't realize how many projects I did in 2012.  Way too many to show them all, so I will just share the ones I like best!  

This olden plant stand was dark brown wood, full of scratches and water marks.  Here it is with a coat of home made chalk paint, and a little distressing.  Now it's in the guest bath holding the necessities.

I painted the bottom of my Mother's old Hoosier cabinet.  I don't have the top part of the cabinet, but I have really enjoyed using this!  It's in my mudroom.

I added a frenchy label to this old box I found at a consignment shop, and filled it with blue Ball jars and other goodies.

I painted the 8-track tape box below, and added mod podged frenchy labels to it.

I painted the larger stool white and added a fleur de lis stencil to it.

I created this no-sew burlap pillow and painted a stencil on it.

I gave this bi-fold door a  coat of paint & distressed it.

One of my most popular projects is this simple frame with the cream pitcher hanging inside it. 

I made this simple garland of snow flakes and burlap ribbon. 

I stenciled "FALL" on this burlap bag, and placed an arrangement inside.

I made the sign below from a piece of wood out of the gun cabinet.

Here this picture frame was painted, distressed, given a chicken wire back, and is great for hanging pix of the grandchildren!

I added cubbies to the left side of the gun cabinet to make it a more usable space.  The guns found a new home.  :)

This pumpkin is made from dryer vent hose.  I received lots of positive comments on this project.

Maybe my most favorite project:  Painting and adding an applique to this old sewing drawer from a consignment/antique shop.  LOVE IT!!

Please share your projects at the great party going on Thursday at Southern Hospitality.  
(Best Projects of 2012)
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Merry Christmas (My Christmas Wish for You)

Wishing all of you a joyous Christmas filled with good health, happiness and cheer.  May God bless you!

(Recapping a few Christmas spots at Shadymont)

I bought this metal horse and ice wagon in the mid seventies in a gift shop where I was the accountant.  It is really heavy, and a favorite. 

Above is my grandson's first guitar all decked out!

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