Wednesday, November 30, 2011

our 2010 tree and Tis the Season 2011.

Before I begin sharing my 2011 decor I thought I'd show you our 2010 tree. If you've been following for a while you know we recently moved from my in laws house. We were living there for a little while after my husband was placed at a new project here in the same town we both grew up in. We moved just days after Christmas so I wasn't able to decorate our home at the time {and the year before that we did the same thing from our first house} so I was feeling the need to decorate after not decorating for 2 years. Since my in laws didn't know where their tree was at that time we put ours up.

It was topped with a big red bow and filled with burlap garland, popcorn garland, and handmade ornaments done in preparation of the holiday {all the ornaments shown can be found in my sidebar if you're interested in making one}.

I love how it turned out.



The starfish ornament was bought the day after hubby and I got married from the same beach town we married in.




This ornament was given to me my first Christmas as a mommy. It's one of my favorite!

The tree skirt was made by my Noni for my parent's years ago. I had a matching stocking to go with it growing up.



I really wanted to re-create this tree again this year and spread the same feel around our home {since I only did the tree last year as the only decoration in the house}, but sadly the only box missing from our move happens to be the one containing all of my handmade ornaments, the garland, the bow, the skirt, and all of our stockings I made for us last year too. I even went to purchase some more burlap garland and it was sold out! I finally have a direction though for our 2011 tree, although I have re-done the ornaments and arrangement 5 times now, no joke. As of right now I've decided to use our silver and brown ornaments we have, however the rate it's been going it could be different by tomorrow morning. I'll share soon enough.

Beginning tomorrow I will be doing the "Tis the Season" series again. It will be filled with fun decorating ideas and crafts. I've even invited some fellow bloggers to join in the fun with me and share some of their creativity. It all starts tomorrow and is supposed to last 12 days, however I'm realizing I have way more projects and decorating ideas this year that it may go over on the day count. Come back tomorrow for Day 1 and to see how we're counting down to Christmas this year!

~Meg

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

giveaway reminder.

You have until Friday to get your name in the hat for the Everyday Clever art print giveaway. Go here to sign up for it.

Also Jenna is having a sale on all of her prints at the moment. Go check them out! I'll be announcing a winner Friday evening.

Good luck!

~Meg

Monday, November 28, 2011

Tis the Season, Day 10: noel pillow.

Welcome to Day 10 of Tis the Season! How about a pillow tutorial today?

First you'll need some fabric for the cover of your pillow.
And some fabric for your word.
pompoms or jingle bells, whatever you want to use to embellish the corners.
heat and bond.
and a sewing machine.



Take some heat and bond and iron it onto the fabric you've picked for your word. Once on write out you word,make sure it's backwards, then cut it out.

Determine the size of your pillow and cut a piece for the front. Once cut peel the backing of the heat and bond off of your word and place onto the pillow front piece. Iron on.

Cut 2 pieces for the back both 2/3 the size of the front piece. They will overlap to form an envelope closure. If you want you can sew the edges so they won't fray, I didn't because I'm lazy.

Cut some pom poms and pin sandwiched in the corners. Sew everything together.

Fill with your insert and enjoy!

Hope you enjoyed!

~Meg

{linked to some of these parties}

UndertheTableandDreaming




freckled laundry


Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special





Join  us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for the weekend wrap up     party!








Chic on a Shoestring Decorating





Furniture Feature Fridays







Visit thecsiproject.com







giveaways







Transformation Thursday

















My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia






















The Lettered Cottage












{Primp}












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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

BLACK FRIDAY DEALS

In honor of the upcoming busiest shopping day/weekend of the year, I have a deal for you!

Starting at 12am Friday through 11:59pm Monday, any order over $25 {excluding shipping} will receive a bonus gift! Just use the code LBPholiday11 in the notes at checkout. Go here to begin your holiday shopping.

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy shopping!

~Meg

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Vintage Richard Scarry alphabet frames.

... are back in the shop.






There are more letters available so if your don't see your letter convo me.

I'll be sharing a black friday deal soon so keep an eye out!

~Meg

Saturday, November 19, 2011

our 2011 holiday table.

What do you get when you mix vintage silver pieces, vintage music sheets, classic game pieces, and mismatched white dishes? Our 2011 holiday table. {warning, photo overload}...

Christmas is being celebrated at our home this year... I can't wait!








































Sorry about all the pictures, I couldn't make up my mind! I had so much fun putting it together... I wish I could have kept it this way for a while but with the littlest causing havoc everywhere he goes this tablescape would have ended up in a million pieces all over the floor. I wanted a little bit of natural, classic, vintage, and elegance... I think I achieved it.

And yes this is the beginning of my Holiday posts... the season is upon us! I hope this Holiday season finds you singing everywhere you go!

~Meg

{linked to some of the parties below}

*Centsational Girl's Holiday Tablescape Party*

UndertheTableandDreaming




freckled laundry







Funky Junk's Sat Nite Special





Join  us Saturdays at tatertotsandjello.com for the weekend wrap up     party!








Chic on a Shoestring Decorating





Furniture Feature Fridays










Visit thecsiproject.com












giveaways








Transformation Thursday

















My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia























The Lettered Cottage














{Primp}



Photobucket