November 16, 2014

Simple Thanksgiving Table Decor

My Thanksgiving table decor is so simple this year there's not even a dining room table involved.

Thanksgiving table decor using vintage turkey planter, vintage camera and an urn full of nuts and pumpkins

Because really, I still can't figure out what side of the paper plate the plastic knife goes on. Or where to place the Garfield coffee mugs. So I went ahead and set up my centerpiece on my coffee table instead.

November 13, 2014

Falling For An Estate Sale

Estate sale season is pretty hot and heavy around here this fall. If you've never been to a sale before, you really should try one out. They can be quite addictive.

Just don't tell your mom I turned you on to them :)

No, not every single one is a hit, but you can usually scope out what is for sale before you ever get in your car. Most estate sale companies nowadays either advertise on Craigslist, have their own website or will email you when they have sales coming up. Then you can sit at home in your pj's and check out the online photos first and see if there's anything that floats your boat.

I've been to two sales recently that have been get-out-of-your-pj's worthy. I'll start with the perty stuff :)

'Cause this is pretty darn perty, right?

Vintage red plaid Thermos brand stadium or picnic set - comes with a thermos and sandwich box

November 10, 2014

Growing Paperwhites For Christmas

With the holidays just around the corner (they're coming whether you're ready or not, you know), it's time. Time for the annual Paperwhite Bulb Forcing Frenzy!

Yes, Christmas will be here in a few short weeks. Eeek!

I love how Paperwhites give a nice pop of snowy white color to the holiday decor. We can't be all ho ho ho and Shiny Brites dangling from the chandelier all the time.

Plus, Paperwhite Narcissus are so easy to grow!

How to grow Paperwhite Narcissus for the holidays.  These would make great hostess or teacher gifts for Christmas.


November 5, 2014

Coming Out Of The Closet

I was going to do a tutorial on how I made my entry hallway arrow for you today, but you know what? I really hate to read super simple, duh, sort of tutorials, so I won't put you through that.

In a nutshell, it was an old piece of wainscoting I had bought at the Habitat For Humanity Restore and I drew an arrow on it and cut it out.

I painted it with off-white chalk paint and added some old schoolhouse type coat hooks. It's hung up with Command Adhesive Strips.

No twelve step tutorial needed for that!

The hooks I used on it though? Those sort of rounded screw-in type hooks?

Schoolhouse hooks used on an arrow in the entryway

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