Sunday, December 21, 2014

~Primitive Cupboard & Pinecones~

Welcome back.  Connected to our kitchen is a breakfast nook with a weathered and worn round table and this primitive white cupboard.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

I recently put all my brown transferware dishes that I've been collecting over the years in this cupboard and love how it looks with cedar greens and pinecones added for the Holidays.

This cupboard is my favorite piece in my home with all it's rustic charm along with the old columns on either side.

This is a great pitcher given to me by a friend for helping her set up her booth one day....Thanks, JoDee!

I have one more post to share in a couple days of my bedroom and then I'll take a few from each post I've recently done to create my Holiday Home Tour for the year.  

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!


Friday, December 19, 2014

~Holidays in the Kitchen~

I knew when I put these shelves up in my kitchen a couple months ago that I was going to have fun decorating them for the Holidays.  Enjoy! xoxo K.

Similar to other shelves in the dining room I just added cedar greens, rosehips and holly along with some beautiful red apples in a French bread basket and a couple pomegranates sitting in French cafe au lait bowls♥

Curly willow branches sitting an ironstone pitcher was adorned with a few vintage balls and some juniper nesteled on an ironstone platter. 

This primitive screened cupboard got a little festive touch with greens and pine cones added to collection of pitchers inside.   

Heading over to the sink area you will find a Charlie Brown tree sitting in a French Durfur jar with the prettiest green color that I bought from Tracey at French Larkspur.  

I love it sitting here on my scale when the light comes in this window.

I wasn't able to get the rest of my kitchen because it was just too dark to get good photos of, but this area shows you into our breakfast nook which I will be sharing a little bit more of in another post.

Happy Friday!    

Thursday, December 18, 2014

~Gift Wrapping Ideas~

I usually don't post in the evening, but since I got a few gifts wrapped today I wanted to share some easy ideas with you.  I know most of you are probably already done, but for those of you who are like me and are usually finishing their wrapping on Christmas eve, this might give you ideas on how to use what you already have.  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

I decided to use brown craft paper to wrap my presents this year, mostly because I knew I already had some and I am also using the same ribbon as last year too. I've been enjoying bouquets of eucalyptus these past couple months and I realized that when left in the water for a while they will dry on their own.  This gave me the idea to add it for something extra in my gift wrapping this year.

I found this burlap bag at Home Dept when I was buying some wreaths and poinsettias earlier and grabbed a few to put plants in since they are lined with plastic in the inside.  After getting home I realized they could be used for gifts any time of the year and wished I had bought more.  I might go back to see if there are any left.

This sweet tag with the barn was added into a package I received of a French green Durfur glass jar I bought  from Tracey at French Larkspur.  Isn't it a beautiful photo? I love it and think it's a great idea to take some of your own photos and have them made into tags.

Any kind of fresh or dried greens can be added to a bag for a festive touch and since my kids are older now I seem to like to use bags more, but still wrap a few because everyone loves to rip paper off a box and discover what's inside this time of year, right.

I hope you have a nice evening and that maybe I gave some of you some wrapping ideas:-)

Tomorrow I will have a post up showing some areas in my kitchen. Now that I have all my photos taken, I'm editing like crazy so I hope you don't get sick of seeing my posts showing up on your blog roll quite a bit this next week. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

~Rustic Elegance~

Today I'm sharing my living room in all it's rustic elegance.  This year's Christmas decorating was definitely a work in progress, but it's all done and now on to finishing the shopping, wrapping,baking and cleaning so I can spend time with my family relaxing!  Enjoy!  xoxo K.

I bought a new tree skirt this year from Ruffled Linens along with the tablecloth from the last post.

I dug out the tote with green vintage shiny brites and mixed them with burlap garland and bows along with some mercury glass ornaments . 

A mora clock has been on my wish list for many years and guess what the first thing I saw hanging on the wall when I walked into my friend Kathy's new store, Fleurs was?  This clock!  A perfect birthday present,don't you think?  I was thrilled and my husband was glad he didn't have to think of what to buy me:-)

I just used the stockings from last year since I didn't get the red striped grainsack ones made.  I bought the fabric last year, but like many things on my list lately, it didn't happen!   

I added a few of my Madonnas on the mantel this year with some French books♥   

I changed this wall since I got the new mora clock for this room and put the clock that was here down in the basement. 

 The benches look better with less clutter on them.

Any spare minute I have at night , I like to sit here and enjoy this tree.  There is something so magical about a Christmas tree all lit up at night.

I've still got my kitchen area and bedroom to share in the next few days and then will post a few of each in a home tour right before Christmas. 

Monday, December 15, 2014

~Festive Touches~

I hope your Monday is off to a great start and that you had a nice weekend. The sun actually showed itself for a little while so I was able to take some photos of the inside of my home.  Today I'm sharing the rest of my dining room and if you click here it will take you to the post that has the other side of this room.  Enjoy!  xoxo K  

Keeping with the look of the hutch in here I added simple touches of greenery, ornaments, books and candles to the rest of the room.

I received a new tablecloth just in time for Christmas that I had custom ordered from Ruffled Linens.  I fell in love with this double ruffle and she does an amazing job.

More eucalyptus in the center of the table(I might be a little bit obsessed with this stuff) surrounded by old books, juniper and candles sitting on varying sizes of birch logs.

I always put this book bundle out at this time of year because someone wrote a note and then signed their name along with "Xmas 1920".  Sometimes I wish we could go back to simpler times when you just gave someone a book with a nice note, don't you?

Cedar draping from a clock makes a nice statement.

This verigated poinsettia is my favorite one this year sitting underneath a preserved boxwood wreath from Decor steals creates suttle beauty.

My corner cupboard got some festive touches as well with more greens, holly and red ornaments for a pop of color!

I still need to take photos of my bedroom and edit all the others, so this year I decided I will show each room in a seperate post and then put a few of each into a home tour that I will post around Christmas for you to enjoy.  This way if you like something you see you can pin it for next year's inspiration:-)

Thanks so much for following along with me here and have a wonderful day!