Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas at Home......

My style for Christmas is more on the rustic side.  As you saw from my mantle, I also like a little sparkle! Usually I keep the sparkle in the dining room but since it is going thru some changes, I tried it on the mantle this year.   My decorating consists mostly of pine cones, greenery, Santas, deers, nutcrackers and snowmen.  This is my "shabby" white cabinet with some of my favorite Holiday decorations.

One of my favorite Xmas photos of the kids when they were small.
Aaron, my AF boy, will be home on Thursday, gets in from Afganistan tomorow!
(He's the one with the dark hair)

These little elves my Mom used to put out at Xmas (way) back in the 60's

My $1.00 tin box from the Watertown yardsale

I got this little primitive Santa at an estate sale here in town a few years ago for $5.00

This deer family I got years ago when my oldest was about the size he is in the above photo, on our way back to NC from visiting the grandparents in GA, we stopped at a outlet mall and he saw them and had to have them, I think the set was around $5.00

My sister got me this for Christmas last year

Just thought you should know, Angie at , ( Dec 20), is having a wonderful giveaway from Cutting Edge Stencils.  They have amazing stencils, be sure to check it out!  I've picked out my favorite, a fabulous pine cone on a branch!

Till next time......

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Casa Très Chic said...

Oh, your house looks absolutely gorgeous.
Wish to you and your family a blessed Christmas.

loveandlilac said...

Well doesn't that look lovely! And how super that your boy will be home for Christmas - a perfect gift. Have a very Happy Christmas xx

Olive Cooper said...

Those deer are darling and how wonderful your kiddo is coming home for Christmas-joy all around.

Jen said...

Everything looks so warm and cheerful. I like the way you do up your white cabinet for season and holidays. I'm in love with the deer family. I seem to be developing a deer obsession.

Jen said...

p.s. That's fabulous that your Air Force boy is coming home!!!

Anonymous said...

Everything looks ready for Christmas! So excited that your family will be home for Christmas! Have a blessed week!

Fresh Vanilla For C said...

Hi Rebecca~~ First, thank you so much for the nice comments you left for me and thanks for joining my blog. By Jessie, do you mean Jessie for Cozy Cottage??? Your blog is great, I am your newest follower. I love all the Christmas treasures.Looking forward to more posts.

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Rebecca,
What a great collection of Christmas favorites! Love the family of Deer... Happy to hear that your Son will be home for the Holidays!
Merry Christmas!
All the Best,

outjunking said...

I just love how that gorgeous cabinet of yours gets all dolled up. I gotta say your little reindeer are my fav's and the little elf like guys from the 60's.
Merry Christmas,

Blondie's Journal said...

You have so many pretty things, I love everything. The deer are so cute and I love your cabinet!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!!


Rusty Hinge said...

Hello Rebecca, Thanks so much for making a stop at my blog and taking the time to become a follower! I so appreciate your nice comment. I love your Christmas photos, especially your cabinet. Very cute! I am your newest follower!
Have a wonderful night!
Maria ~Rusty Hinge

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I'll take the little elves, the red plaid tin, and the set of reindeer. So cute!!

Aliz said...

nice Christmas decor, Have a nice day!

Angie said...

I love all your Christmas decor in that terrific chippy cabinet!

Enjoy your time home with your son - I'm sure that makes Christmas perfect for you having him back home!

Angie @ Knick of Time

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Rustic is fine with me, as long as there's red involved--and there is! Merry Christmas!


Red hat, I am lonesome.
Red hat, are you free?
Red hat, please consider
Coming home with me.

I need a companion,
One who’ll warm my head;
I think you’ll do nicely,
Hat of brilliant red.

You’re the warmest color,
Not like blue or green—
Red hat at the vendor’s,
Red hat, you’re my queen.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Artisan in Red

Heather said...

Your decorations are just charming! I especially like the pinecone elves...what cuties!

Michelle said...

I am glad to hear your son will be home for Christmas. It was one of the best Christmas we ever had when my daughter came home from Baghdad. Your rustic decorations look great on your cabinet.

Miss Charming said...

Such cute Christmas decor. I love the little deer but my favorite is the darling sled.

Anonymous said...

I'm with you on the rustic style of mother came over (she's 86) and said "I feel like I've stepped into a Country Living Magazine"....I felt so complimented..."smile"....Merry Christmas...tomorrow is my Christmas Shop Yard the way....I like your fishing bag basket on your mantel...I'm looking for one that's's Designs

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Everything looks so awesome! I especially like the deer, they are just adorable!

Fishtail Cottage said...

loving your decor! everything is so warm! xoxo, tracie

Ellen said...

Just love looking at all your vintage pieces. I hve some of my dads ornaments, I will need to pull them out next year. I just love coming to blogs in blogland and seeing some very unique decorating. Thanks for inviting me in.
Merry Christmas

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

rustic and bling....the perfect combo! Love the it all and I bet you are just beside yourself with your son coming home. What a special Christmas!! Have a happy happy one. xo

special 'k' said...

Oh the magic of Christmas Time! Thank you so much for sharing. I have enjoyed looking around your special place. I will follow on my way out so as I can keep in touch. I hope you will find the time to pop over to my place soon and do the same. Whilst I am here I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and look forward to engaging and supporting you more in the New Year! Cheers SpecialK XoXo