Sunday, November 30, 2014

Catching the Holiday Spirit



Hi, everyone!  Hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend!

I've finally caught the Holiday Spirit at home (my mom and I had to decorate the shop at the beginning of November!) so I thought I'd show you a little area that I started with.
This is part of our large front hall.

I hung this old barn wood shelf...




...and filled it with some of my white ironstone and these cute chippy wooden milk bottles.
(Part of an old game maybe?)




On top I propped a clock face and a small Madonna picture that captured my heart at an antique fair.







On a small bench underneath the shelves I placed an apple picking bucket and a Madonna statue that was a gift from my mom.  I added the rosary that she's prayerfully holding.

I just love Madonnas!  They're so peaceful and serene.




I filled the bucket with greens, and I like the pop of color that they add.




The bottom shelf of the bench holds my shabby tool box.




This is the one that I got in Chicago a couple of months ago, and I just love its rusty, crusty goodness!




I've kept things simple, as always, but I'm enjoying the simplicity.




So...that's your first peek at my holiday decor!




I hope that you enjoyed it!




I'll be back soon with more of my simple holiday touches.

Have a blessed day :)


37 comments:

  1. Perfect...love the simplicity! Your ironstone pitchers look great on the chippy shelf.
    Mary Alice

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  2. Beautiful hun, I love all the ironstone! Wish I had room to collect some myself. :-) Have a great week.

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  3. Love the first peek! Those greens really pop. :)
    xoxo,
    Lin

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  4. I just love the way your ironstone looks against your fabulous barnwood shelf, Susan! You've decorated that little corner to perfection!
    Vickie

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  5. Susan, That old shelf must be so handy. I love your whites/creams with greenery. I also love the Madonna. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

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  6. Beautiful, Susan! Love your ironstone collection.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  7. It looks beautiful, I love the white pitchers and little milk bottles, so sweet!

    Tania

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  8. simple . . . simply perfect . . . love it all!

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  9. I love the simplicity too. Lots of texture and charm!

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  10. Hi Susan, it's so pretty and I love your Madonna statue. I can't wait to see more!

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  11. It's just perfect, Susan! Such a calming entry to set off the feel of your home! Blessings, Cindy

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  12. danke für die wunderschönen bilder und inspirationen, einen schönen 1. advent von angie

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  13. It's very pretty. I can't wait to see more.

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  14. Hi Susan, just beautiful and peaceful. I love Madonna's too and have mine displayed as well. Love the greens!! Inviting entry! Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs xo

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  15. SO pretty, Susan! I love the wooden milk bottles!

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  16. Very pretty! I really like your pitchers and the simple Madonna figure looks great with the neutrals and greenery.

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  17. Those greens just really kick it into high gear, Susan. Love it.

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  18. very pretty and soothing to look at...lovely
    Debbi
    -YankeeBurrow

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  19. Hi Susan, I so love the simplicity of your decor! Your ironstone is so nice....I have been on the hunt for weeks. Your greenery is perfect in the pouch with a touch of Mary.....Blessings~~~Roxie

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  20. Susan I think it is simple perfection. you are extremely gifted with your vignettes and I am so looking forward to seeing all your Christmas touches. As always wonderful, mon amie.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  21. Very pretty! I wish I could decorate simply. I start out that way and then keep adding things, filling in all the spaces. I can't help myself!

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  22. Love your new shelf and, of course, the ironstone! The milk bottles are cool as well. A touch of greens always adds a special touch!

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  23. Gotta find a way to display my ironstone again! This makes me want to pull it out! I love it and love the chippy too box!

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  24. A great display and love the simple touch of the green branches.

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  25. i esp love your milk bottles---it all is lovely, susan:)

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  26. Beautiful as always Susan...adding the greenery just makes your gorgeous collection shine!

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  27. I love your simplicity! Everything is very beautiful especially the milk bottles
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  28. Wow......love that shelf Susan and you have it displayed perfectly! Beautiful!

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  29. Oh Susan, everything is so beautiful! I simply love your shelf :)

    Have a wonderful week! Hugs

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  30. Susan, I always love your simplistic style! That bucket always makes my heart swoon. The chippy tool box is great and the bottles are fun! I think they probably are from a carnival game. You know when you threw something and tried to knock them down. Happy holidays!
    hugs
    Jann

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  31. Love your pretty, neutral vignette for Christmas, Susan! I'll be back to pin...

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  32. Looking good, so good! If you wake up one morning and find your house bare...don't look my way! Oh could you shop me that bucket, I promise to return it one day! :-{, honest!

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