December Revisited

Happy Monday and Happy December.  Since this is our first day to write a post this month, we are going to follow our little monthly tradition and republish our favorite post from last December.


Greetings all.  I know this is a busy week for everyone, but I just thought I would share a couple of things I have done to get into in the holiday spirit.



Holiday House

Our house is decked out and  ready for the holidays.  This was the first year we hung the wreaths and decorated the window boxes, and I love them both. You can read about making your own holiday window boxes here.  Last year at this time we were still in moving boxes and were lucky just to put up a tree.

In November I received the Pottery Barn catalog, and in one of the living rooms they had black and white winter photos with a red mat in silver frames.  I loved the look.  I didn’t have the black and white winter photos, so instead, I used some of the old Christmas postcards I have collected.  I bought white mats and painted them red.  I love how they turned out.



Holiday postcard

Holiday postcard

Sorry the quality of the photo is not that great because of the glare, but you get the idea.



Holiday postcard

Here is another old postcard.

We are slowly growing our Christmas decoration collection, and I am trying to use what I already have on hand.  With that in mind, I took the chalk board platter I made (you can read about it here.)  I have been writing different holiday sayings on the platter and changing them regularly.  This is so easy to do and fun for everyone.



Holiday platter

Holiday platter

You can get creative or even flirtatious with the sayings. Here are a couple the possibilities:

“Let it Snow”

“Baby, it’s cold outside”

“There’s no place like home for the holidays”

“Joy to the world”

“I’m dreaming of a White Christmas”

“Twas the night before Christmas”

“Every time a bell rings, an

angel gets its wings”

Last year at this time, we had five feet of snow on the ground.  We are ready, our house is ready, but evidently Mother Nature is easing into it this year.  We have had just a “dusting”.  I might regret saying this, but ……”Let it snow, let in snow, let it snow”!!!!

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  1. says

    Love your old Christmas postcards. They are precious. Like your chalkboard projects too. The outside of your house looks like something that ought to be in a Christmas commercial. Just beautiful.


  2. says

    The wreaths in the windows is one of my all-time favorite Christmas looks, Jordan, and the additional filled window boxes are just icing on the cake! I don’t have a 2-story home, nor is it white; but my stucco, desert home has 4 front exterior lights that are soon to be adorned with wreaths and red bows!