Saturday, December 13, 2008

I am keeping decorations simple this year. A candy stripe ribbon tied around a frilly milk glass vase full of candy canes, a red and white snowman toile bow on the urn of ivy. I surprise myself a little, pulling out the same old decorations and yet using them all differently.The house is brightening up with red and white, but with a cleaner, more spare look. I like it.
My new banner is made by Isabellas Closet. Thank you Isabella, I love it!
Last night we picked Victoria up from college and this morning we will get the tree. We have a very full day planned and a lot of catching up to do. I hope your weekend is spent with those you love too:>)
A special treat for you! All items in my shop are 30% off until Dec. 22. Shipping still applies and the percentage off will be refunded after payment:>) There is still plenty of time to get your order before Christmas!


  1. Very pretty Kathy! I think a lot of us are paring down this year. I know you're enjoying having Victoria home with you. Have fun picking out your tree - the one we got leans :-)


  2. You've got your Victoria and I've got my Evan (he's going back tomorrow to write 3 more exams and then will be back on the 19th)...have fun tree hunting and spending family time ♥...and I'm with you on spare decor this year...and finding new uses for old things....

    Isabella did a wonderful job on your banner..I noticed it as soon as the page opened...VERY nice!!!!

  3. What a lovely photo, you are so creative.

    This is the third blog today that I have heard about those with their children comming home for the holidays.......that is the greatest feeling isn't it? Enjoy!


  4. Love the simple look. Everything is so pretty and your page looks great.

  5. Oh my goodness - what a beautiful blog! Thank you for visiting my holiday blog party! I have the exact same hobnail milkglass vase (actually two of them, my mom gave them to me - they were always in the house when I was little)! I hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea - it is darling!

  6. I noticed your new header and I think it is great! It is so cute with your candy background!

    I am enjoying doing simpler things this year, also!

  7. Hi Kathy,
    I keep telling myself it is the quality in the decorating not quantity that matters!
    I am keeping it simple to relieve some of the pressure of having to do it all!

    Enjoy your family!
    Warm Hugz,

  8. Kathy, Glad you are pleased with your banner.
    Your blog & decorations are so very sweet!
    Sounds like you will have a great week end.
    Happy Holidays..
    ~Mary~ Isabellascloset

  9. Your background and banner are very fun and festive! Love the decorations!

  10. Keeping things simple always winds up looking very pretty! Just lovely. blessings,Kathleen

  11. It is so delicate and I too had to kind of get a jumpstart on Christmas this year too. Roberta Anne

  12. Very pretty - love the candy canes in the white vase!


  13. Hi Kathy, Your red and white is so pretty and your banner is just perfect. So glad you have your daughter home for the holidays. That makes Christmas perfect for sure. Did you have fun picking the tree? Enjoy your holiday and time with your daughter, family and friends.
    I so enjoyed visiting your lovely blog and catching up with you a bit.
    hugs and Merry Christmas,
    Celestina Marie

  14. I'm usually not the less is more type but sometimes it's just refreshing to keep things simple. Your candy cane vase is adorable. Mimi

  15. I love your new banner! Mary made mine as well and I need to do a little recognition for her as well.

    I am happy to hear that you have been tickled with the Christmas spirit. I know that with your family all together at home you will feel better about things.

    Lovely and very sweet decorations! Sometimes less IS more!!


  16. Your new banner is adorable! I love using my milk gladd at Christmas...well actually year round! Glad to see the spirit is catching you and your sweet simple design is charming!

  17. your banner is so cute...

    the candy canes look so fresh and clean, i love simple lines, very nice~

  18. I love this photo! It is so pretty! Love the snowflakes too...can you do that to me?


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