I'm back, but I can't promise anything. I'm sorry I'm so bad at keeping up with this. I have so many ideas that I want to put on here, if only I had the time and knew exactly how get it all on here. With that said, I would love to back track and show you the Halloween and Thanksgiving decoration pictures, but since it is Christmas already let's just go with that. I've done most of my decorationg, which includes the mantle, the tree, and the dining room table. I'm working on the front door/steps still so I don't have any pictures of that and I will try my best to get those on here a little later. I went with a Gold sort of vintage/woodland theme this year. It all started with my Santa and sign on my front door that I will definitely put up with the front door pictures.
He cam from TJMaxx for 7.50 I think on sale for half off.
My gold mirror cam from Hobby lobby $25, half off of course,. Never pay full price at Hobby Lobby, it will always go on sale. My magnolia wreath came from target last year, I can't remember how much and I bought a bunch of ribbon from Oops for $2.50 a roll and used some on the tree, made bows for the dogs for Christmas pictures, and then on some other wreaths I am going to hang in the kitchen. The gold plates were my Grandmothers. It's really hard for me to get rid of things especially if they have sentimental value, but I had no use for them until now and I really didn't even plan on using them ever. The stocking came from TJMaxx also, $12 a piece.
I made these out of old little boxes from medicines, eye drops, etc., that I had kept all year just to make these ornaments. I got the idea last year from another design blog. Then I wrapped them in pages from an old book I got for free a long time ago and tied it with some twine and ribbons.
The spools were in my entertainment shelves. I bought them from some flea markets for about $6 each.
Times ran out, nap time is over. Dining room table and outdoor to come. Cross your fingers.