One of the first areas I am trying to be a little more intentional is by enjoying the Winter months a little bit more. I have been reading a lot about the Art of Danish Hygge (pronounces 'hooga') and it has really inspired me to enjoy this time of year by savoring a slower, more reflective time indoors. Winter came earlier this year in Michigan than it did last year and as much as I love the passing of all four seasons, Winter takes a toll on me!
I am ending the year with a recap of the top five favorite posts of 2016! A few days ago I shared a more personal recap of our year. We had alot of wonderful changes and are so grateful for all of the blessings we have. Thank you again following along with our journey! I hope you enjoy looking back on some of mine and your favorite posts!
It is so hard to believe that 2016 is coming to a close! We had so many changes happen to us in 2016. All of which we didn't foresee or really even plan for, we just had faith throughout the process that the timing of these changes presented themselves to us at a time when we were supposed to move forward with them.
I am so excited to share a project that I have been wanting to tackle for awhile. A couple weeks ago I asked a friend about coming over to make ornament wreaths with me. I spent a week gathering vintage ornaments at a few different thrift stores. Making the wreath really becomes inexpensive when you can by all the ornaments thrifted. Many of the boxes of ornaments only cost me $1.00 or $2.00 each.
I am here today sharing a tour of our very vintage Christmas home. Why vintage because practically everything I have decorated with has been made, thrifted, or picked from a flea market by me. Grab a your favorite beverage and get comfortable while I show you around our home.
The project I am sharing today quickly became my a new favorite of mine. I love upcycled and repurposing projects. If you have read my ABOUT ME page then you know that taking something old and making it new again is a favorite hobby of mine. This project is a perfect example of just that!
Last week was such a busy week, for those reading who do not know me, I am the Chamber Director is our small Michigan town. The weekend following Thanksgiving we hold an annual Holiday kickoff festival in which I am in charge of. It is a lot of fun, but also a lot of work! To top last week off I also became sick the previous weekend. I am feeling much, much better now and am excited to share a little bit of Christmas inspiration from our previous home.
Today I am back again sharing a fun, simple gift idea for the upcoming Holidays.
Just over a week ago I shared a few recent thifting finds . One of my those finds was an old iron light fixture that had a pretty cream patina.
A few weeks ago I shared my vintage plate wall. It is one of my favorite corners of our kitchen/dining room. I have always been drawn to collecting old plates. At one time I collected red transfer-ware.I loved that collection, but about 7 years ago we bought a house that had blue carpet and the collection just didn't go with that house. I began decorating our old home with more grays and blues.