Friday, December 12, 2014

Our Rustic Green Christmas Tree

I put up our usual white tree this year which you can see here. But I also had an itch to get a traditional green tree too. 

So I searched every store and finally found this beautiful mixed tip tree for half price at Spotlight. 

I decided to go with a very neutral theme, with a few gold baubles thrown in to balance everything out. 

I made the white paper folded circular decorations last night. Super easy. 

I also made the fabric baubles a few years back. The white bells are new. 

The reindeer ornaments are new. The stars I made myself with fabric and burlap. And the clear baubles filled with white tinsel I also made.

The paper ornament on the left I made a few nights ago. 

 The clay angel and tree ornaments I made with my son yesterday. It was a fun project for us both.

The clumps of white flowers I got for half price. I had the metal hearts from a few years ago. I also had the pine cones and pine cone flowers from a few years ago also.

The birds and glitter stars were also from my Christmas stash.

My white tree has gone to the sun room and the new green one will stay in the lounge room.

I can't decided whether to put a topper on or leave it. I think it looks cute without. What do you think?
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Monday, December 8, 2014

A Little More Christmas in the Corner

Today I bought this cute little pine Christmas tree. 

It's perfect in the corner next to our sofa.

Sitting inside a cute metal bucket and surrounded with drop cloth fabric. 

The cute little wooden ornaments I picked up as well.

And the small gold baubles I already had.

I also put together a small Christmas vignette.

And I added a cute Christmas message to my chalkboard.

So happy with my little festive corner. 

:) Julie

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Little White Vintage Drop Front Desk 2

Remember I told you I was sending my cute vintage drop front desk to a new home? 

Well, I did. Really. Promise.

But what I didn't tell you was that I did this because I found another identical vintage drop front desk that I was restyling to put in it's place. :)

The new desk I again painted white, but lined with my favourite original vintage sheet music. 

And in the drawer as well. 

So I didn't really part with my beautiful desk, I just replaced it with an identical one, restyled more to my taste. :)

:) Julie

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

DIY Drop Cloth Christmas Stockings

I cut out the fabric for these drop cloth stockings last year, but didn't get around to sewing them up. Today I did! 

I decorated each stocking a bit differently for each person, but stuck with the same theme so they would still match.

This is Holly's stocking with a lace bow, white ric rac and some bone fabric lace.

Lochie got some brown buttons and a brown patterned lace trim.

For me, a large satin bow and check trim.

And for Daddy, two rows of check ribbon.

The wooden letters I had in my stash so I just gave them a quick coat of white chalk paint and hot glued them on.

I think they turned out perfectly and fit well with the rest of our Christmas decorations. 

:) Julie

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