This truly is a record for me this year, two posts in a week! I have made a New Years resolution to do better with my blogging and sharing so you will be seeing me a more this coming year.
Now, I just have to remind you that I live in a 800 square foot duplex that was built in 1961 it was completely remodeled about 10 years ago and they did a wonderful job with the redo. They opened up the rooms, put in a new kitchen, bath, added crown molding and many other new features. I am very lucky because the other side of the duplex is not nearly as nice as this one. It is also a rental so that being said I have some limitations to what I can do to the interior of my home. But there is so much that I can do to have a beautiful inviting home on a budget. (Please ignore the nasty linoleum and the giant oak cabinets that jump out at you when you walk into the kitchen. It also needs new carpet).
Indulging in blue and white I repainted my hutch in this sweet soft blue. You will notice a red and white polk a dot trim of washi tape through out the dining and kitchen area. I love using washi tape because it peels right off when your done and leaves no marks.
I love peppermint and it really charms the hutch with its cheerful red and white stripes.
This lovely blue and white quilt is truly a treasure. My mother did the embroidery work and my grand mother ( her mother ) quilted it. Mom and Dad had this on their bed for years.
I made these fun German glass glittered stars and attached wire stems to them. It makes them easy to just stick into arrangements.
Making my own signs really saves on money. On the other side of the sign is a sign for Thanksgiving. Using both sides helps with storage as well.
Christmas is all about children this is a picture of my mom when she was little. I have to admit that my inner child comes out this time of year.
You are now entering my kitchen. The old primitive cupboard greets you decking the hall proudly.
I love making winter scenes in jars. I pour in a mountain of salt and arrange a cute little vignette.
This old wooden tray is filled with ingredients for my hot cocoa attacks.
This year I dried some orange slices and whole oranges to hang on this small tinsel tree that I made.
Thank you for your visit! Have a Merry Day!
I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!
Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home
The Creative Gallery @ Making it in the Mountains.
Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House
The Scoop @ Cedarhill Farmhouse
Talk of the Town @ Interior Frugalista (after 7 pm)
Designthusiasm @ Shabbyfufublog.com
Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson
Share your Style @ The Essence of Home
Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner
Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home
Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane
Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk
Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes
Snickerdoodle Linky Party @ Blue Willow House