I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We have been very busy here lately (when are we not?), so we had a quiet Thanksgiving celebration here alone on Thanksgiving day and celebrated with family on the weekends. I thought I would share our simple table for two:
Simple, yet festive. Just what the two of us needed for a quiet dinner at home. And, of course, there were antlers.
The rest of the weekend? We got ready for hunting season and found the perfect Christmas tree.
Here is our first Christmas together ornament from last year:
What did you all do for the holiday?
I love lilacs. I always have. My mom always had lilac bushes when I was a kid and now the smell reminds me instantly of carefree summers. What better smell to have in your yard than “carefree summer scent”? Well, as much as I love them, my new yard has no lilac bushes. I have been bugging Jeremy to help me plant a bush or two, but time is hard to come by. Someday! But for now, my mom brought me some branches to freshen the house for a bit!
Beautiful! You can almost smell spring coming out of the photo, no? I wish these would stick around all year! I might possibly be able to have my own bushes sooner than I thought, though. When mom brought the blooms she also brought a few roots for us as well! One is larger and two are small. She said they were very hard to dig out! We were afraid that they were beginning to wilt too much and might not make the transfer. She had heard putting tea bags in the water will help them take root. Have you ever tried this?
Here is the big one waiting for its new home:
And here are the two trying to grow more roots:
What do you think? Will these guys make it and make my yard smell wonderful in springs to come??
Does anyone ever keep resolutions? This year I am not going to use the same old resolutions, eat healthier, exercise more, and be more positive. Nope. This year I am going to try some fun resolutions that I may actually keep.
1. Finish some projects around the house that make me feel happy.
This ribbon organization box is on my list. I love being organized and using this to wrap up some pretty gifts would definitely make me smile:
2. Make more handmade gifts. I think I have the ability, now I just need to believe in myself!
I think these candles would be so cute as gifts!
3. Cook more. Yes, read it again. I’m sure Jeremy needs to read it 3 times. But, I’m serious!
This steak and mushroom dinner and the rum balls look like two amazing recipes to try!
4. Host more gatherings at our new home! I mean go all out. Invitations, decorations, food…
I want to feel like Martha!
5. Make progress with the furniture business. I’m in no rush to jump into opening a full on shop yet. But, I would like to try some of my projects in a shop.
A bench like this made out of two old chair would be super neat!
What are you resolutions??
My obsession with vintage furniture grows and my house feels like it is shrinking. So… some items must find a new home! I thought I would list a few things here and there on here for you to all check out. Feel free to contact me with any questions!
1. Two vintage metal lawn chairs and matching table. So adorable! SOLD!
2. Vintage tin top cabinet. We used this as our kitchen island. This isn’t the best photo, but it also has lots of charm! SOLD!
3. Vintage Danish modern chair.
How is the New Year starting out for everyone? Mine is full of fresh starts and surprises… so stay tuned for some projects and some new directions!
Here my mom and I dressed up for the New Year’s Eve celebration:
And a gorgeous new ring:
Happy New Year everyone!
Tony gave me this special little Christmas gift early…
A Michael Jackson poster for my office!
It says, “If you enter this world knowing you are loved and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with,” Michael Jackson.
Isn’t that so sweet of him? And a great addition to my (kinda drab) office! There is a small shelf project in the works to hold some things in the office that will go under the Keep Calm poster, so don’t worry, the space will fill in even better. And, stay tuned!
It’s that time of year again! Snow! Yesterday was a snow day for me. The office was closed, so I was paid to stay home, wrap Christmas presents, watch White Christmas, and drink hot chocolate! Well, I did some boring chores, too. Today it’s back to work, and it is freeezing outside! Here is a quick snapshot of my new snow boots to keep me warm and dry when visiting clients, and one of my drive to see a client today. Those country roads can be soo pretty (and annoyingly slippery!)
Today I am shoe dreaming. Actually most of them are boots. But, everywhere I turn I’m drooling over another pair of kicks. Check out these gorgeous boots:
I love them both! I’m in trouble this season…
My birthday was last week!
I got so many awesome gifts, so here is just a sneak peek:
My brother also got me the book, “The Magoc of Writing: How to Write and Publish the Book that is Inside You,” by Linda J. Falkner. So, now I have another project I’m working on
Among many great gifts from family and friends, I also got a few decor related things to keep my occupied in the house for a while. Check out this funky antique alligator trunk:
Is that not totally rad?!
I had drooled over this trunk earlier this fall while browsing antiques. Sweet, eh?
Thanks everybody! Now I have some fun projects to play with!
Since I have been gone Halloween has come and gone. But, I thought I would just update you all on our festive Halloween.
I hung Indian Corn on the door, a basket of gourds on the table, and fall flowers in vase. I even stuck bloody handprints to a window and hung a giant spider in the living room. Yes, I love this time of year. Here was a new addition (that we love!) for our porch:
We also carved pumpkins for the front steps. The pictures were mostly fuzzy, but here is a lit up shot of my witch:
And, of course, I dressed up. I was a gangster. Here my mom (the devil) and I are getting ready to go out. (Tony took the picture since he refused to participate in dressing up
I hope your Halloweens were as fun and festive as ours!