Yesterday I was set on taking down the christmas decor...needed some simplicity in my life and it felt so good...so I put away most everything..and kept out a few winter type items to enjoy through January..I did a lot of tweaking...oh I love to decorate and tweak..just what I needed...Mike made us Turkey soup..and it was so yummy after a long day of work and decorating..lol..so here is the Hutch above.. With a cute little annie Doll from Brenda and my Sheep from Cindy..
I moved this little trio from the floor by the woodstove to my kitchen counter..love it there..
and here are my 2 cabinets all gussied up with everyday decor..I will love changing these out with the season..(if I have enough seasonal stuff to add)...my prim kitty on the bottom from Karin, my kitty on top from Angie and a little cat pillow and wood star with crow from Cindy..I love them...I also have a little winter blessings lamp to turn on..
Do you see the little doll sitting next to the door..she is sitting on a pitch fork that is bent..and a little kitty hanging from the pegs..the pitchfork is doing double duty..it keeps the door open all the way..I have my mixing bowls with 2 of my gingerbread ornaments inside and my little cloth runner that Willow gave me...on an old metal picnic basket that my mom gave me..Kimmy made the snowman on a spoon for me..
Here is the other cabinet..I strung my silicone dipped lights across them both as I love twinkling lights for the ambiance...
I took one of my candle mats that I made and used double stick tape and put it up..I love it..another way to use those mats..:)
a little snowman topper for my candle..from Home interiors..I hand stitched the bittersweet berries years ago and the blocks are also by home interiors..old...they say, welcome friends, easter greatings, be my valentine and christmas? (can't remember)...
Here is the vanity in our entry way..it has all of our babys photos on them..
DH watching Football today and enjoying the "kids" and a nice fire that he built..we are thinking of putting old reclaimed brick up behind the woodstove with a mantel..I can't wait...would certainly bounce the heat off better...and it would just look so good having the stockings hanging on an actual mantel...(yes always decorating)..did it when we first saw this house..where to put the tree..seriously...it used to go in the corner where the white shelf is..the huge sectional couch was where the T.V. is now..
and last but not least..the stairwell..put the old jugs/bottles there and the other basket is on the vanity...oh it feels so good to have a clean house..love it..now I gotta get cracking and start some more dollys..and make my mom and MIL their jackets that I am embroidering..one of the gals at church today taught me how to fold fabric to cut on the bias...oh it is going to be sweet..might not use the machine I got from Joanns..will use the ironing one though..cause it folds it and irons it..I will be picking that machine up this week when I head into town..it just came in...well I hope you all have a wonderful week...are you all planning new years partys and such? we are having the neighbors over for dinner and cards...we all love to play cards..make some tasty finger foods to munch on..so shopping is a must this week too....Have a wonderful rest of your evening..:) we are eating left over ribs, mashed taters and corn..:)