Saturday, December 10, 2016

Flocked Tree Love!

Happy Saturday! 
I'm here with the last of the living room trees! This flocked tree came to live here 3 Christmas's ago.. I love the way this tree looks.. there are lots of ornaments.. and it just looks so peaceful!

 This year some vintage shiny brite ornaments from my mother in law gave the tree a little color..
 Under the tree is the cross stitched nativity piece from Plum Street Samplers.. a nativity and a glittery church..

 Wreaths with flocked greenery hang in the windows..

 DIY book page ornaments .. lots of glittery deer ,, and I love this little bottle brush wreath I found at Macy's last year after Christmas for about a dollar!

 The Santa tree filled with stitched Prairie Schooler Santa's in the background..
 More of those vintage shiny brite ornaments..

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Frasier Fir 2016


I am here to share our only real tree out of the 13.. Every year we get a Frasier Fir.. This year I thought it was looking a little small .. but its pretty big.. and was big enough to hold all the ornaments..and there is a lot of ornaments.. this tree holds all the collected over the years family ornaments.. plus stitched ornaments and some vintage ornaments!

 It sits in the tree stand which gets put in a thrifted galvanized tub...there are both white lights and colored lights on the tree..


 I showed my neighbor a photo of a primitive wooden star and she said her husband could make it for me .. An hour later with a little stain and drybrushed cream color paint it was up on top of the tree. I added some faux cotton stems and red berries to finish off the star tree topper... I love it and think it looks perfect on top of the tree!
 There are 4 trees in the living room... 2 with the village and the big flocked one here on the front right..


 A Mickey ornament from Disney World..
 I found this really wide ribbon at Michael's a couple weeks ago for 70% off and used it to wind through the tree. it;s like a burlap with red glitter stripes ,,

Lots of homemade ornaments ..these 2 are both from Country Cottage Needleworks..
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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Little Plaid Tree In The Foyer


Good morning!
Today I am here to share our little plaid tree in the foyer!

Last year after Christmas I found these plaid wrapped ornaments in red and green for 75 % off at Michael's .. This year I found the plaid ribbon at Hobby Lobby so the little tree in the foyer got all plaided up :) The reindeer ornaments are from Walmart .. the little white branch berries are from an Estate sale..
I put the basket with the tree in it on top of the little white stool I found at A flea market this summer..The basket is from the Goodwill...
The green cabinet is filled with Santa's .. pine cones ..a mason jar filled with a bottle brush tree..the vintage scale ..and a DIY JOY sign..
The stairs are decorated with a faux evergreen garland with real Frasier fir branches tucked in.. cotton branches, plaid ribbons, black check ribbons, and JOY letters from Hobby Lobby that I painted and distressed are hanging from check ribbons..

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Monday, December 5, 2016

The Christmas Village 2016

Happy Monday!
Let's take a tour of the Christmas Village ! 
But first LOOK ! The SDSU Aztecs won another Mountain West Championship!
What a game it was ! The temperature at kickoff in Wyoming was 18 degrees! They won 27-24 .. It was so exciting! My son #91is the punter and one of his punts was 75 yards!
 On to that village :)
The village is wrapped around 2 0f the 4 trees in the living room .. The flocked tree with all the gold and lace is new this year .. I had to throw the other one away last year , and I got this one at Walmart 6-1/2 foot with lights for $60.00.. It is a gorgeous tree!
 My daughter and I made the book page tree topper a couple years ago and I still LOVE it! This tree is covered with lace and gold ornaments.. The Happy Holidays ribbon came from Michael's a few years ago..

I put each of the trees on Rubbermaid bins so that the village can go underneath it..
 My husband is in charge of the setup of the village ..and he uses boards, bins and whatever else he can find to stack the village on..


 The ice rink... Santa on the bridge greeting everyone in town..
 The village is so big.. I can't get it and both of the trees in one photo!



The Santa tree is on the other end..

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Saturday, December 3, 2016

Dollar Tree Santa Wreath

Good morning!
About a month ago I found this Vintage looking Santa ( wooden board ) at the Dollar Tree for you guessed it $1.00 ! I couldn't decide where to put it so it became a very inexpensive wreath!
 Remember last year I made this wreath from a Dollar Tree sign?  The reindeer wreath hangs in my downstairs powder room..













I purchased 2 flocked -pine cone-berry picks (50% off) so there  is one on each side ..from Hobby Lobby and the grapevine wreath .. I also used one faux cotton branch split into two parts( You know I love my cotton branches!).I didn't glue any of it in so I can change it out if I decide to in the future.. The ribbon is from Michael's at 70% off! Right now its hanging in the family room on the garage door.. and I love it! It took about 15 minutes from start to finish!


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Friday, December 2, 2016

The Santa Tree

 Good morning!
All the Santa's are out and on the tree !
 This year these are only 2 new ones .. both of these stitched on my airline trips back and forth to football games!
 This year I added white faux fur strips that look like the trim on Santa's clothes for a little garland..I only have 3 more of the yearly Prairie Schooler Santa's to stitch .. but that's probably a good thing since the tree is really full!
 I love getting these out every year and putting them on the tree !
Ronnie's favorite spot in the living room so she can watch for all the squirrels and chipmunks!

We are off to freezing cold Laramie, Wyoming  for the Mountain West Football Championship game .. Go Aztecs!
I will be back on Sunday with more Christmas posts for you!
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Another "Merry" Finish


Good morning! 
Can you believe it is December 1st?  
I finished stitching this Plum Street Samplers Merry Brew last weekend and finished it up yesterday..
 I had found this frame at the Good Will months ago ( $1.99) ..The frame was this color green and is a little beat up which I like :)
 I used the sleeve of a thrift store sweater and just placed it over the backing piece from the frame ..
 I used red gingham check on the bias for the background and the bow which I tied knots in for a little texture.. I used some flocked picks and a red jingle bell to finish it off
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