Monthly Archives: December 2011

Holiday Decorating Hits The Road

Considering it is December 30th, this will most likely be my last post about holiday decorating for the year! As a big fan of the holidays, and of holiday decor, I leave no room in my home unadorned for Christmas.   … Continue reading

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Creative Gifts

When it comes to holiday gift-giving, what do you get for the person who has everything?   In my opinion, nothing beats a gift that is creative and handmade. My Mother and Sister still make me handmade gifts, like pillows and … Continue reading

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A Crafty Wreath

Nothing gives a warm holiday welcome like a wreath on the front door. That said, not all wreaths are created equally. I live in an Art Deco Building, and I like the idea of having a solid wreath that has … Continue reading

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Vintage Magazines

If I had to pick a decade that embodies everything I love about design, popular culture and the human condition, it would most certainly be the 1940s.   I love furniture, household items and ephemera from that decade.   In fact, most … Continue reading

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The Tree Is Trimmed

After a week of decorating my tree….I think I’m finally done.   It is so large and majestic….it really takes over the room….  But of course, I love that. Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas for me without a big, real tree.   … Continue reading

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Priceless Holiday Decor

My Grandmother was a pretty spectacular lady.   She had incredible style, and was warm and funny and creative.   She was also a great businesswoman, who kept the family biz afloat despite any difficulties over the years. These three simple choirboy … Continue reading

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Dressing The Mantle

As my holiday decorating continues, I looked to the mantle this year as a place I wanted to just add touches, and not completely overhaul.    I like the display of pink and green I have on the mantle, and wanted … Continue reading

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More Kid Wisdom

Earlier this year, I submitted a post about the art that is painted on a local elementary school I pass everyday on my way to get lunch. I love children’s art.   It’s expressive, fun, and never fails to make me … Continue reading

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New Ways To Display a Collection

I last posted about the holiday decorating that is underway in my home.   Since I have such a huge collection of antique Christmas items, I have more than can fit on my trees (yes, I have more than one!).   So … Continue reading

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Let The Decorating Begin

I’m a Christmas Nut, and I have been collecting vintage Christmas ornaments, lights and decorations all my life.   When I was a kid, I’d tag along with my Dad at country auctions, and I’d be on the lookout for old … Continue reading

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