Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year Chalk Art…




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Happy New Year!
 
 
As December comes to a close…and January begins…I needed some new chalk art, of course! After browsing my Pinterest boards for inspiration…I drew out this fun and festive greeting to celebrate the new year.
 
 
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We are headed up to our cabin to ring in the new year….
 
 
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Cheers to you and yours…
 
 
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Hope you all have a safe and festive holiday…see you next year!
 
 
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Thursday, December 12, 2013

My Holiday Home Tour...

 
 
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Keeping with my theme this season…simple and natural…here is a quick tour of my holiday home…


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Brown paper packages tied up with string…definitely one of my favorite things!
 
 
Hope you enjoyed this little peak into my home! I really love the live tree with the white lights and ornaments…a huge difference from the artificial tree I have been using for the past 15yrs. I did not even unpack my collection of Santas’ that usually sit on my mantel…or any of my other tree trimmings. It will be fun to see them after a year or two of doing something different.
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree...my inspiration and my real, live tree


After 15 years of having a beautiful artificial tree…I decided to do something a little different this year. In a word…I wanted to “Simplify” all of my holiday d├ęcor…and I found the following images as inspiration…


White Christmas
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Illyria Pottery Christmas
 
 
I pinned these images to my board Christmas Inspiration and set out to find a real…LIVE…tree. I was happy to find just what I was looking for at my local Home Depot. I am so pleased with the way the live tree looks in my home…
 
 
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Because it is a quite a bit smaller than my 8’ artificial tree…after setting it into a galvanized tub and wrapping the base with burlap, I set it on top of a natural tree stump for height. I still have lots of stumps in my backyard from several pine trees we had removed…see this post.
 
I added a couple of smaller, decorative pines and just wrapped their containers in a little burlap tied with twine. I am loving the distressed child sized wooden folding chair I found while antiquing with a some girlfriends a few weeks ago…
 
 
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I also decided to use all white to trim the tree. This is very different that usual…and so much simpler. Perhaps a couple of years without seeing all of my other ornaments will be a good way to get excited to use them again. For now, I am loving this simple, natural, live tree. We plan to take it to our cabin and plant it on our property after the holidays…
 
 
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Its fun to do something different, and simple. It has me inspired to continue the simple theme around my entire home.
 
 
 
 
 

Monday, December 2, 2013

Seasons Greetings ~ Chalkboard Art…


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I created this new chalk art yesterday to celebrate the holiday season. I have several people ask me where I get my inspiration for my chalkboard canvas…and my answer is Pinterest…of course! One of my most popular boards is Chalkboard Art…see it here.
 
I like to collect images, graphics, and different fonts…then combine them to create my chalk art.
 
 
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I prefer the look of hand drawn art that is not too perfect…
 
 
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I love my chalkboard canvas! You can see how to make your own from this post. It has become my favorite place to create seasonal art and more!


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