Saturday, December 20, 2014

Share It One More Time #18







Hi Everyone, Welcome back to 
Share It One More Time.

Share it One More Time Link party will be taking a much needed  break during the holidays to spend some time with our families. However we  will resume January 3rd. Tammy and I appreciate all of you that take time from your busy schedules and share all your wonderful projects, recipes and ideas. You are all so talented and creative. We both are just amazed each week on how creative you are. Thank you!

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Throwback Thursday - Simple Snowman Craft

Vintage, Paint and more... snowman made from dollar tree votives and pet supplies

With Christmas only a week away I thought you might like to see a very quick, simple, and budget friendly little craft that I did last year.  

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas Throughout the House

Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas decor using vintage and DIY'd items

I think I have finished with all the Christmas decorating for this year.  I usually do a lot more but with the move taking so much energy and still not having all the things done I need to do for Christmas I find I need to stop.  

Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas decor in the living room

I thought I would show you what I have done in the living room first.  I had really held off doing this room because we had very little furniture in here.  But the sofa was delivered this week and that makes such a  big difference that I proceeded with it.

Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas decor in the living room

I decided to showcase my collection of Santas in this room.  I have been collecting them for many years and have over 100 but kept it to just a few this year.
Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas decor using vintage Santas

  Santa is my favorite character and I used to have a Christmas tree with all Santa ornaments on it    This china cabinet has a few nestled in among the china tea cups and saucers that I also collect.  

Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas tree decor with vintage ornaments and Santas

This is our Christmas tree this year.  I always have a tree decorating party with my grandkids every year.  I do all the lights, garland and the tree top before they come over then they add all the ornaments but this year I let them do the whole thing.

Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas tree decor with burlap and bead garland

I think they did a pretty good job even if it isn't the way I would have done it.  I have not touched a thing on it since they finished.

Vintage, Paint and more... diy chalkboard from mirror and French sewing table used in Christmas decor with vintage santas and cone trees

I showed you the entryway a couple of weeks ago.  Here it is from the living room.

Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas mantel with let it snow theme done with vintage items and diy drop cloth stockings

Moving on to the family room you will find our Let It Snow mantel. I love the glistening of the snow and the pop of the white against the rustic pallet back drop.  I think this is my favorite one so far.  On the sofa is the Wreath pillow I made from a drop cloth.
Vintage, Paint and more... Christmas vignette with mercury glass jars and faux greenery

On the ottoman is a tray that holds two mercury glass candle jars, some "faux" greenery, some old books and a jar filled with pine cones, red ornaments and more greenery.

Vintage, Paint and more... vintage nutcracker collection with diy cone trees as decor

You will also find our Nutcracker collection on the ladder shelves in the family room.  
Vintage, Paint and more... vintage nutcrackers, ironstone pitcher, diy burlap wreath used in Christmas decor of a kitchen

There are a few touches of Christmas in the kitchen as well.  On the half wall between the kitchen and the family room are some more of the Nutcrackers surrounding an ironstone pitcher with a "faux" flower arrangement.  Above this little vignette is a Burlap wreath that I added a little greenery and a red and white chevron stripe burlap bow.

Vintage, Paint and more... cocoa bar with mason jars and diy'd tags with bakers twine

On one of the counters you will find our coffee/cocoa bar.  This has a cake plate sitting on a Keurig cup drawer cabinet.  On the cake plate are mason jars with small Christmas tags tied on with bakers twine.  These house flavored marshmallows, chocolate chips and colorful straws.  The coffee mugs sit around the cake plate for easy access.  This is definitely a go to spot for everyone.

That ends the tour of our house for today.  I hope you enjoyed it and gained a bit of inspiration from some of the things I have shown you.

Be sure to visit all the other bloggers participating in this wonderful Blogger Christmas Series.  You will find the links to their blogs below.

Vintage, Paint and more... Bloggers Christmas Series

Until next time have fun creating something you enjoy.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Share It One More Time #17

Hi everyone - it's Saturday and time for the 
Share It One More Time Link Party.
Can you believe it's been a week since the last one.  I have been so busy getting my Christmas decor out but feel like I am spinning my wheels.  But enough about my woes.  I hope you all enjoyed last weeks features.  It always amazes me to wee what you all have been doing.  By the link ups last week, it looks like you all have been busy getting ready for Christmas (as I am trying to do) with lots of projects and a ton of recipes.  Let me show you what Tammy and I have been up to this past week.  

Tammy is busy getting ready for the "Home Tours from the Procrastinators".  She and 15 other "procrastinating" bloggers are going to be showing you their decorated homes starting this coming Monday.  I don't know about you but, I can't wait to see what they have in store for us.  

Did you see her post on how to repurpose glass bottles into a beautiful vignette?  You definitely want to see these - as always they are gorgeous.  

Vintage, Paint and more... One More Time Events

I shared our Let It Snow Christmas Mantel with you.  I think it is my favorite mantel so far.

Vintage, Paint and more... vintage decorated Christmas mantel with a let it snow theme

I also shared the story of how  our nutcracker collection came to be one of our families favorite parts of Christmas.

Vintage, Paint and more... vintage nutcrackers used in Christmas decor

Now let's see what you all have been up to.

  Dec Feature Pallet-Wood-Christmas-Coasters

  Scrapability shared her Pallet Wood Rustic Christmas Coasters

  Dec Feature Title pillow

  24 Cottonwood shared her Easy DIY Painted Pillow 

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  My Thrift Store Addiction Shared her Blessing Tree & Winter Whimsy Tablescape!
  Dec Feature outdoor Chirstmas Vignette

  Our Crafty Mom shared her Outdoor Christmas Vignette
  Dec Feature Laundry closet

Blue Cottage Decor Shared her Laundry Closet

   Dec Feature Homemakde Puento Rian Coquito

   Dreaming of Leaving shared her Traditional Homemade Puerto Rican Coquito
  Dec Feature Holiday-Heart-Wreath-with-Frame

  Baby Loving Mama Shared her Holiday Wreath with Frame

  Dec Feature Christmas scent.jpg
  With a Dash of Color shard her Christmas Potpourri

Congratulations to all that were featured!
Thank you for partying and sharing with us.

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Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Story of the Nutcracker

Vintage, Paint and more... vintage nutcrackers used in Christmas decor along with other vintage and diy'd pieces

I fell in love with The Nutcracker ballet many years ago and made it a tradition to see it when it was presented in an area close to our home. But even if I can't see it in person I catch one on TV to watch.

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