Fa la la la la la la la long time no blog post! We have been busy enjoying the season, and by “enjoying” I of course mean surviving the sleep deprivation that comes along with a four month old in the throws of teething and sleep regression. Alas, we had a great Thanksgiving and are blessed to have been able to spend it here with our family. I am excited for our first Christmas here in this house, and for my youngest daughter’s first Christmas ever.
I’m also pretty pumped to have joined up with some of my oh-so-talented Instagram friends for a Merry & Bright Blog Hop that begins TODAY and will feature new posts for the next two weeks! The links to these fabulous lady’s blogs are at the end of this post and you simply must check them out for some of the most gorgeous Christmas décor and home decor inspiration that you could hope to find. We are starting with our Entry spaces, so come on in peeps!
This is my front door and though it looks like it, those columns are not on fire.
For Halloween my mom and my two year old did a craft project that involved two of those wire plant brace thingies, a string of purple lights, and a sheet. They cut eyes and a mouth out of black felt and they looked like little ghosts. They were so cute and when they were done making them my two year old said, “OH so beautiful Grana!” She’s the sweetest. No idea where she gets it…
When Halloween was over, I was dismanteling the ghosts and discovered that the wire plant holder things (is there an actual name for these things?) were green and if I bent the tops in a bit, they could pass for the shape of a Christmas tree. So, I wrapped those suckers in two strands of lights that I already had and voila! Free, firey Chritsmas decor.
The gorgeous wintery greenery came from the fanciest floral shop in Jacksonville because I have tons of disposable income to use for these sorts of things! JUST KIDDING, I took my frugal little self and my clippers and snagged all of this from the side of the road in my neighborhood. Fancy, right?! Turns out that if you’re willing to get your hands all stabbed up by the little barbs that are on the cedar-looking stuff, then you can have it for free. I could possibly need to update my tetanus though…
This set up just inside my front door probably looks pretty similar to what you saw in our Fall Home Tour Blog Hop, but what can I say? I like a good formula, and this little chest and $2 stool works for me!
The little Christmas tree is near and dear to my heart. It was given to me by my Grandmother, who has been gone five years this December. I think of her every time I unbox it and I miss her so much. She always made Christmas so special. I miss her red hot applesauce and the annual soup and sandwich party that she had for all of our family and friends around the holidays.
This leaded glass shutter was one of six that were in my Grandmother’s kitchen windows. She had them custom made because SHE was fancy like that. I guarantee you would never have found her pilfering greenery off the side of the road. I bought that little teardrop camper thing at Target this year because first of all, it’s super cute, and secondly, I am obsessed with teardrop campers. Also, if these children continue to keep me up all night, every night, I may end up living in one by myself.
Lastly, here is a little peek at the entry from our dining room, which happens to be one of the upcoming stops on this Merry and Bright Blog Hop, so come back to check it out next Monday and DEFINITELY check out the gorgeous Christmas decor that the lovely ladies below have posted today!
Merry & Bright Blog Hop Continues here:
*Be sure to follow these beauties over on Instagram too… major home goals!
Thank you for stopping by my friends – see you next Monday!