December 17, 2010

Christmas Festivities- Part 3

It’s no secret that I love my house.  But  I might love it even more at Christmas.  I’ve found myself not wanting to go out much lately because I just enjoy being here so much.  It’s just so warm and cozy.  I mean, it’s Friday night and because it’s raining all I wanted to do was curl up under my favorite blanket, light some candles and watch a movie (and blog, of course).  So I did.

So here’s what my house looks like right now.  Come on in!

Christmas9This is one of things I’m the most proud of.  I usually have a big framed print hanging here.  I moved the print and needed something to put in this spot.  Then I thought about all of the old windows I have hanging in my backyard and had the idea for this.  I had found this window in the alley behind my old apartment and got the wreath as a hand me down from my parents neighbor Jeanne.  I’m always amazed at how badly people paint windows, leaving all sorts of paint on the windows. I mean, c’mon people!  I usually scrape the paint off of the glass, but this time I didn’t.  I kinda like how it looks a little bit like snow.  Total cost for this project…. zero!

Christmas1And then there’s my built in’s, which are by far my favorite feature of the house.

Christmas6I love my little banner and doily fun thingy.

Christmas4All I did was print out the letters, cut them out and back them with scrapbook paper.  And I just twisted the doilies like a flower and strung them on twine.  I actually did that for a bridal shower, but I liked it so much that I kept it.  Looks so pretty and ruffly!

Christmas5I don’t have a fireplace, or real stockings for that matter (Santa fills the one at my parents house!), so I made do!

Christmas8These are some of my cute ornaments.  My mom actually made the Santa out of tiny wooden flower pots.  The flower is a new one this year.

Christmas3These two are new as well.  I love the vintage look of the one on the left.  And the one on the right is new.  You know… now that I think about it, my mom gave me all of these.  There are not many ornaments on my tree that I actually bought.  Except for most of the bulbs, they’ve all been gifts.  Mostly from my mom.

Christmas2My mom gave me this Santa when I moved into my house.  She’s had it since before I was born I think and thought I might like it.  She said it was “retro”.    And the cranberries are such an easy way to be festive.

Christmas13Christmas7And here’s what it looks like at night.

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Mmmm….. magical!

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  1. Blair Van Bussel

    December 18th, 2010 at 11:07 am

    Your house is nothing short of perfect Jen! Absolutely love it all!

  2. Kim

    December 18th, 2010 at 11:10 am

    Cuuuuute!

  3. Cathy Peltier

    December 18th, 2010 at 11:57 am

    Jen….how beautiful! I’m so happy for you! I have a few of your mom’s hand painted ornaments, too! I cherish them! I have a question…the paper doilies…can’t see them very well in the pic and would like to make one! Could you email or FBmessage me the way you did this. Have a wonderful Christmas and fantastic New Year…I miss seeing your sweet smiling face! =) Hugs and Blessings

  4. Jess

    December 18th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    yes, you’re place is fantastic. I still love that framed wreath over the green table!

  5. Amber Fox

    December 18th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    I LOVE your house. Can I just say it’s my dream house! Love it! And it is sooooo you!

  6. b-house

    December 18th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    nice job! you got talent all over the place. =)

  7. Heidi

    December 19th, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    It’s true…it’s hard to leave that house at the holidays! It really looks great this year, Jen!!

  8. Amy Hinden

    December 20th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    so so cute!

  9. kim-art with nature

    December 23rd, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Sooooooo CUTE!!!

  10. Lynette

    December 23rd, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I love the “stockings”

  11. Molly W.

    December 30th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    SO beautiful, friend!

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