~O' CHRISTMAS TREE~
(How Lovely You Are In Pink)
Every single year when the Christmas gets close without fail my heart skips a beat or two! I love not only the planning of the festivities, but I'm one of those weird people who love the hustle and bustle, the shopping, the caroling, the baking, the
cleaning decorating, the gift buying and the gift giving. I love visiting my longtime neighbors and friends, and most of all I love December worship at my church and celebrating the birth of my Savior, Jesus Christ.
~MY LA CHAUMIERE DE BRIARWOOD~
(Just A Little Bitty Peek)
It is never lost on me when another Christmas is ushered in how blessed I am to experience it in a fresh, new way. I am so grateful to God for His goodness and for allowing me to continue another year doing exactly what I love.
~SOFT and COMFY~
(LOVIN' MY NEW CHAIRS)
The picture at the top is of our pretty Christmas Tree this year. It's been a long time since I placed our glittery girl in the corner of our family room and I had forgotten how much I actually love her there. With the addition of the vintage sideboard on the right (picture above), you can see her old place was taken making it impossible to place her in front of the window.
~SOFA RE-UPHOLSTERY IS NEXT~
(Lovely Soft Berry Fabric Must Go!)
My Mr. AGPMan and I finished up many projects this year! One huge goal for me was to have our big, comfy chairs and our sofa re-upholstered in a softer color palette with more cottage style flair. Well...my big, comfy chairs were finished a few weeks ago but I drug my feet getting my sofa taken in and...well...DRATS! I have this lovely creamy white, slightly nubby fabric just waiting to be cut into, but I just couldn't get the fog out of my brain in time to get things together...baahhhhhh!
~SWEET "BELIEVE" SIGN~
(I believe in JESUS)
~MY PRECIOUS "NOEL"~
(A Sweet Gift From 'Da-Man')
Many years ago I saw a couple sets of hand cut letters at a high-end Christmas Store in Dallas. One said "Merry Christmas" and the other one simply said "NOEL". They were far out of our reach financially at the time so my "he-can-do-anything-man" made me as set of each and today I love them more than ever (literally cost him pennies to make...but loads and loads of time!). When my girl married I gifted her with the larger set opting to keep the smaller NOEL set for myself. Once berry-red, I repainted the letters last year using my favorite cottage white paint!
Can you say YUMMO?
~SHABBY COTTAGE CHIC~
(Little Bitty Trees Rule)
I have a weakness for "Little Christmas Trees". I love decorating with them and finding new ways to display them. The one above (on the left) was made using vintage millinery flowers married together with newer florals, old laces and tiny glass bulbs. She sits inside one of the garden urns once used for our girl's wedding day centerpieces!
I'm totally excited today as my Miss K is spending the weekend here at Nana's house. S he will be helping me decorate our front Christmas Tree as well as BB&J (Bake, Bag and Jar) our Christmas Treats this year. Tomorrow I'll be back with more pictures of our home for Christmas 2010 and some fabulous graphics you can use in your own holiday and Christmas gift giving projects.
If you'd like to see what my home looked like last Christmas just click here!
Thanks for stopping in for a peek today! Don't forget the GIVEAWAY DRAWING for my FOLLOWERS ends tonight!
Love to you...