Friday, December 20, 2013

Random Holiday Cheer



Hi there!  I've pretty much shown you all of my decorated rooms.  There's just a few vignettes/areas here and there that you haven't seen so I thought I'd piece them together and show you.  Enjoy!




My friend Carol made this stocking...isn't it amazing?







I bought this gate from the flea market many years ago, and it hasn't lost its charm!




I just found this picture at TJ Maxx and fell in love with it!
















This is a Christmas card sent to me years ago...I loved it (it's hard to tell but it's very glittery) so I framed it.







This 'JOY' garland was adorning the Christmas package that my sweet friend Kris (Junk Chic Cottage) sent me!  Isn't this beautifully wrapped?





 I love it!  I strung it across an old sifter.




Kris knows that I love the number 3 so she sent me a fun tote with no 3 on it, and she also knows that I adore cats, so she sent me this gorgeous book.  She gives the best, most thoughtful gifts!
Someone else appreciated it, too!  (While I was unwrapping this, Bob crawled into the box and promptly went to sleep right beside the book! I didn't even stage this :)










I shamelessly copied this idea of baskets with numbers from Patina White!  LOVE that girl's style!
(My mom surprised us with this fantastic, huge coat rack a couple of years ago.  She was told it's from an old library.)




Here is a view from the office looking out into our front hall, sans Christmas decorations.













I recently purchased this pillow at a friend's shop.  It's so unusual, and Santa's sweet face just begged to come home with me!








Well, there you have it...some random bits of holiday cheer!  Christmas is right around the corner!  Are you ready?

Have a wonderful day :)

28 comments:

  1. Hi Susan,
    Oh I love the stocking with the 25 and that old fencing and I think I need that cherub piece. Yep I need that!!! So happy you love your gifts and I love the joy hanging on the shifter. Tooo cute. Bob in the box how cute is that!!! You have become a wonderful friend and I so appreciate all your inspiration, partnership in our Spotlight and just your gift of friendship. Merry Christmas dear friend. Enjoy the week end and Christmas.
    Kris :) xxxooo

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  2. Susan- What a wonderful presentation of Christmas here. That stocking is amazing. Is it starched or does it have a cardboard insert to make it hang so perfectly? And, Kris...well..Kris is just THAT gal, isn't she? She pegged your just right...look at that banner and look at that cat book....LOL-AND look at that cat! Gotta love Bob and Bob makes me miss my kitty all over again.

    Merry Christmas, Susan. I have loved visiting your Christmas home this year-xo Diana

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  3. It all looks great, Susan! I love that stocking and the framed Joyeux Noel framed burlap print.

    Merry Christmas!

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  4. oh my! that stocking! that coffee filter wreath! that JOY banner!! love love love

    Merry Christmas!!

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  5. Oh how I love this post. Every single photo has something I love used in an inspiring way. I adore your stocking, the wreath with the red berries, the framed deer print. Not to mention all your adorable deer in various style spread throughout your home. Love it.

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  6. Hi Susan, Your Christmas vignettes are wonderful and I love that coat rack. How sweet that Kris sent you (and Bob of course) such a lovely package. Enjoy and have a great weekend!
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  7. Oh Susan, what beautiful things you have and I love how you have them displayed.. How sweet of Kris to send you that wonderful book. I think Bob likes it also.
    Have a great Christmas.
    Mary

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  8. So beautiful. And I love Bob! He's a handsome devil! Have a lovely weekend and merry holiday!

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  9. Gorgeous! I love all of the little touches.

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  10. That gate is totally rocking me today. Your vintage details are fabulous. Love the cat with the book. My cat lays all over everything too but I do not mind. Happy Christmas, Olive

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  11. Everything looks gorgeous! I love that you have so many treasures.

    xo
    Pat

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  12. Lovely! I keep wondering where you store all of it after the holidays are done!! ;^)

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  13. I pinned a bunch of your pictures for 2014 ideas.

    I have a shelf above my dining room window with colorful bowls and pitchers. I am thinking I might need to put wire baskets up there in the new year.

    I made my first book page Christmas tree and I love the yellow pages. It makes me understand completely why you have the color palette you use.

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  14. I enjoyed seeing some more of your pretty Christmas décor. The JOY banner you made from the gift that Kris gave you is so cute! Loved seeing your pretty cat curled up in the box too. Oh, and I just adore that huge stocking that a friend made you!

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  15. Beautiful. This is a charming post. I lingered over it.

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  16. Your home is so pretty and I love all the little touches of Christmas here and there! I picked up a sifter very similar to yours at the annual rummage sale this last fall! I just thought it was a cool looking piece, lots oft texture and rust! Merry Christmas! Hugs,Leena

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  17. Hi Susan, I receive your posts in my email and look forward to reading them when they arrive. I have to tell you I love everyone of these detailed vignettes you have created! They are so captivating!

    Have a Super Wonderful Holiday!!
    Huggs, Nancy

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  18. Susan...everything looks great. Love the stocking!!
    Merry Christmas!
    Cindy

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  19. I love your Christmas stocking and all of the vintage treasures around your home! And there's Bob, the star of the show again! Have a very Merry Christmas, Susan!

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  20. Lovely. I love it all. Love the baskets.. Love the stocking. Merry Christmas Susan.

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  21. Wonderful, festive vignettes. So hard to choose a favorite, but I am loving that long stocking, and of course I love the rusty gate!!
    Wishing you a very blessed Christmas,
    Mary Alice

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  22. I love the wire baskets on the shelf...and the stocking with No. 25.
    Merry Christmas!
    xo
    Holly

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  23. the 25 stocking is fabulous, susan! merry christmas to you!

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  24. Everything looks so pretty! Love the stocking and the iron gate with the wreath hanging from it!!

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  25. You have the most beautiful Christmas vintage items….love the stocking…I can tell you have such fun decoration for the holidays…it just shows!

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  26. I have the same exact frame as the one with the picture of Santa...Very nice decorating!

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