Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Finished Ornaments and Merry Christmas

Just a short post before Christmas. Here's the finished ornaments for the boys. I really hope they like them. 
 Getting ready for the boys to be here all week. I can't wait! I think everything's done-at least that's all I'm gonna do. Now I can sit back and enjoy the holiday and kids being home.
I want to thank you all for following along on my crazy projects and ideas. I have loved your comments. I hope each one of  you has a wonderful and Merry Christmas! I 'll see you after the holidays!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Enjoying The Season, Fa La La La La

I'm sitting here looking at the Christmas tree lights. The tree is still not decorated, but we did add the lights. We're waiting for the kids to come home to finish decorating the tree. I can see my blowmold Santa lit up on the entryway table like a giant nightlight. I've been listening to Christmas music all day long. I have been cooking ahead-enchiladas and beans, for when the kids are all here. Baking cookies and chocolate banana bread, scones, and cinnamon rolls. Just nesting and enjoying the season. I even sent some Christmas cards this year. Last year they got away from me, and never got done. I still have a tiny bit of shopping to do, and then the wrapping. I look forward to that, so can listen to some more music. 
 A few more things I haven't shown you. I stitched this from a kit a few years back. It hangs on the front door knob to welcome you.
 Last year after Christmas I started this tree skirt. The embroidery goes all the way around. I guess I should have taken a pic before I put it under the tree. I borrowed ideas from Pinterest for the houses and made it from felt.
 Some of the baking going on around here. I didn't get much done last week. I had a friend visiting from out of town and she stayed here. We shopped and ate and went to son's Christmas Concert. Alot of fun.
 Notice the missing cookie.I had to make sure they were okay to eat-you never know! Just enjoying the season. I hope you are doing the same-whatever makes you happy. Thanks so much for all the comments on my little house tour. They really made my week! You guys are great. Have a wonderful week!

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Deck The Halls at Brookhollow Lane

Welcome to Brookhollow Lane! Here's a tour of my home decorated for Christmas. I won't write alot-just let you scroll through. Just to let you know the first 2 pic's are from last year-no snow here yet! My theme is red and vintage. Hope you enjoy the tour!

 Got this idea from someone at Cozy Little House.
 Dining room

 Family Room

 Here's an overview of the whole room-so hard to photograph.

 Breakfast nook-
 Some of you saw this last week
 A Christmas touch in the guest room.
 Favorite ornaments in the bathroom.
As you can see I didn't include the tree-its not decorated yet. We wait for the boys to get together to do it as a family.
I hope you got a few ideas. As you can see I love retro, vintage and red. Hope you enjoy touring some more homes and link to Cozy Little House, Thanks for stopping by and come back any time. Happy December!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Christmas Table and Homemade Ornaments

Thought I'd pop in and share a few photos from last Christmas. These were some of my Mom's ornaments and they are very precious to me.
 I did this simple tablescape for Christmas dinner. The letter ornies on each plate were made by me. I got the idea from Target last year. Everybody loved them.
 The tablecloth is fabric from Ikea last year. I also used it to make curtain panels.The candles you see all over Pinterest. Old sheet music on a dollar store candle. Add glitter and your good to go.
 Here's the progress on the boys Christmas ornaments for this year. I showed you the Seattle skyline in the works. It's all sewed-no I have to turn it into an ornament. The sackbut, don't laugh, is an early trombone. Youngest son is a trombone performance major and has played this instrument this year. I try to do some event, or something special from the last year. Also have to turn this into an ornament. I'll show you when I'm finished with them both.
Come back later this week to see my Christmas home tour. Can't wait!

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

New Camera, New Friend and Newly Decorated Hutch

I met a fellow blogger that lives in my town. It was Celeste from Celestina MarieDesign and her blog is Southern Day Dreams. It's a beautiful blog and Celeste is soooo creative and such a sweet person. We met and had a wonderful lunch and got to know each other. It felt like we were old friends with many common interests. Of course my camera was still on the fritz, but I finally got a picture of the pretty pumpkin she made for me.
 It went perfectly with my fall decor. So cute. Here's the post she did about our fun meeting, since she was a good blogger and took many pic's that day. Thanks Celeste and hope to see you soon so we can go junkin' together!
 I finally got a new camera. Now I need to figure out how to use it, but I managed to get some shots of my Christmas kitchen hutch.
 I decided to do jadite and red for a fun vintage look.
 I found the green teapot at the thrift store and it matches the Jadite perfectly.
 I've been Christmas decorating and finishing up the craftroom mini re-do. I'll put some pic's up real soon.
 I have some new listings in my Etsy shop. Use the coupon code Santa1 and you'll get 15% off your Etsy purchases. Sale will go through Dec. 7, 2015.
We had a fun but rainy Thanksgiving. Very relaxing. Now the rush begins. I hope you all had a great break. Let the merrymaking begin!