Saturday, December 21, 2013

Holidays 2013

So I'm really getting into this shabby chic decorating style and have been so incredibly inspired by so many bloggers. To name a few:,,,,,,,, and many, many others. Thank you! I feel pretty lame at this blogging thing, but I'm hanging with it. I know my photography skills need a lot of help too, but I'm a total newbie at this!

Since we moved to this bigger house last Nov. 2012, my former Christmas ornaments seemed boring and out-dated. But being that I love to re-purpose old stuff, junk and other-wise, I've had an amazing time coming up with "new" Christmas decor from old stuff I've found lying around this ten acres with two old barns, etc. on it.

And check out They have AWESOME stuff, including all the burlap ribbon on my Christmas tree and wreaths.

Here are some pics from my Christmas decorating frenzy:

 Pallet Christmas tree, and signs made from pallet wood. Yay for old pallets!!!  I love them!

 Noel sign I stenciled on from old wood out in the barn. Bench was found laying around and I repainted (it was a distressed red and I wanted distressed white). Old rusted tin bucket with holes in the bottom. I added cedar clippings, pine cones, florida holly berries and some whole walnuts.

 Two more signs I made with old barn wood. Wood basket a neighbor's throw-away I painted. Charlie-Brown Christmas tree I dug up out of the yard and re-potted. Old primitive chair I did purchase for cheap at an estate sale shop. The star was from an outdated Christmas ornament that was red and I repainted white. Next after-Christmas project is painting the porch rockers white :).
Momma's helpers, Spooby (the black one) and Spike. My beloved yorkipoos.
Basket with antique linens. I added a small pillow and filled her with ornaments.

Stairs are being repainted after the first of the year. There was blue-green carpet before.

 Sorry about the stuff on the floor. WE LIVE HERE!

 Got this idea from I already had the frame laying around with no clue what to do with it. Thank you, Mary Alice!!!

Wreath I made. Well not the green part. I bought it years ago from somewhere. Bow is made from torn drop cloth.

 A Dollar General special I purchased last year and spiffied up a bit.

Painting on my torn drop cloth I'm using for the bow on my tree. Lots of help from two little helpers :)

 Love this painting on drop-cloth thing. The possibilities are endless! Made the Noel sign and Christmas tree topper from same piece.

 Old burlap coffee bags for a tree skirt. Not fancy, but cheap :).

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