I almost, almost, donated the Santa to the thrift store. The wreath is just refaced with blues and Martha Stewart owls--Tip: The ribbon was from florals, not the Christmas section at JoAnns.
You have not seen this trumeau. It's done in chalk paint, and although it's been up since summer time, I haven't waxed it yet--oy!
One of my favorite new aquisitions, a jewelry holder from Target, festooned to resemble a Christmas tree.
Similar to what I've had here in the past--another NEWBIE--dark brown paint on the wall. Vintage ornaments from the thrift store are in the glass vase.
Although, homemade tool boxes are all the rage, I broke down and purchased one (I know, "Gasp!", right?) from Home Goods.
For those of you who have hung out here before, you may notice that we've moved into the family room area. This is my favorite new display this year--ornaments in BIRD CAGE! I got this idea either from a magazine or online this year, I forget.
This area suffered a little since I was getting ready for a party and ran out of time--there is now an oversized bow draping the boxes. I'm going to make a note to make up wrapped gifts for the sleight next year. This sleigh has been tucked away for who-knows-how-long? in a box in the garage marked "linen closet" that I opened up this summer to see what on earth was in it. It was all Christmas decor. The deer were a new purchase from Lowes.
I just love this little set up. I was going to give the sleigh basket away as a door prize, but found this little deer at Home Goods and used oversized candy canes for the runners.
This is a sneak-peek of my tree topper (hint: Made from a sliced off oatmeal canister!). The tree has been redone in blues, and since I didn't want to spend much, I hand made almost all of the ornaments. I'm really excited to share one, in particular, with you, as I think you'll be able to use it for your own homes in the future. Another hint: I used the last of the coffee sack I won from Marty long ago!