Merry Christmas everyone, blogging to you from Grand Junction, Colorado. This year Lilu and I organized the annual corgi gift exchange, It was a lot of fun and Lilu learned the value of giving once again as she sniffed eagerly at the presents we sent off to our secret santa.
Then a mysterious package from cafepress came in the mail, what could it be?… after anxiously waiting for a few days we opened it up!
the ever curious corgi was eager to see what it was.
We started to unroll and…
Yay! Keep calm and love corgis! Love it! Lilu is a little sad it’s not food, just because she can’t read!
Thanks so much to Kathleen and Emma we love it! We will send you pictures when we get it framed, thanks!
(and don’t worry I gave greedy Lilu some treats for Christmas too, this corgi will never go hungry!!)
Merry Christmas All, thanks for this fabulous exchange, I can’t wait to see what everyone one got!
Merry Christmas! I can’t believe it’s almost here, the Holiday spirit is in full swing at our house, complete with 3 house guests. A lot of people and of course our 3 animals and we have a house full of hustle and bustle. I majorly lucked out with some great Christmas decor scores this season, first up I took a simple felt wall hanging, a wood ornament from target and a old wreath to fill in my empty frames (don’t get me wrong I like the juxtaposition of ornate empty frames, but it was nice to add some holiday cheer)
Next I filled this deer bowl (found at a yard sale for $3) with some vintage ornaments (found at the AP) on the entry table
Next to the ornaments I pulled out our vintage Nativity set (passed down from Nick’s grandparents)
Always Important to remember that Jesus is the reason for the season! Our tree is filled with a mix of vintage, nick’s childhood and new ornaments and I really love how the snowflake garlands (used last year on the mantle looked on the tree) and of course the sweater tree skirt was used once again
On the opposite wall we took down our artwork and hung these great old snowshoes on loan from our friend, they were his dad’s. I love them, they really bring in the lodge feel.
Through the hall we have the candy cane garland, tied with this great felted mistletoe I got in DC from west elm (not available anymore according to the site)
The mantle antler is also on loan from our friend and I reused all the plaid and sweater fabric from the garland (now on the bookshelves) and tree skirt to insert into the mass of embroidery hoops I’ve been hoarding compulsively. The Wood pillars are candleholders that my friend’s dad made for her wedding
And the biggest transformation came in the living room where I finally got my grandma’s old couch that has been sitting in my other grandma’s garage on the west side of town for several months ever since my parents replaced it.
I got some plaid blankets from the plaza and the dogs really are loving this couch (maybe not liking the antlers as much)
yep, don’t love the antler headgear
The front of the couch (cleverly covered by a blanket) needs some work, which I hope to undertake early in the new year! I, of couse, had to use my mod deer family on the table next to those small antlers I found at a yard sale for $1 (they were still attached to a portion of skull though, it was gross, I had nick saw it off..it smelled terrible…)
And last, but not least even the office got a wee bit of christmas cheer
Just posted this at the blog.antiqueplazamesa.com but figured I’d just post it here too! So at the plaza we recently we had a lot of old lampshade frames, I used one shown here for the ruler lampshade project. They ended up selling the entire lot to some fellow antique dealers Modern Manor. I was told they were going to use them for decor but we didn’t know how, then lo and behold, I was going through my daily blog roll in reader and came across this post from Dream book design (one of my favorite blogs btw). Which talks about these bears made from the old upholstery on mid century furniture.
And look what they made the display out of?! the lamp shades! (I hear they used others on the ceiling too, can’t wait to see for myself)
I think they turned out great, and It’s really exciting to see things reused, repurposed and re-invented to be more awesome! I haven’t made the trek down there to see them for myself but I plan to. I hope all of your Holiday plans are going well and names are getting crossed off the shopping list!