Sunday, November 21, 2010

Uh-Oh & Mad About Plaid

Remember how in my last post I said I probably wouldn't be tackling holiday decor until after Thanksgiving?

Bah humbug!

After my migraine finally lifted on Friday night, I got a second wind and inspiration from two places. One, the lovely holiday decor of Melanie over at Pretties and Posies. 

Two, this picture from my photo folder titled "Ideas." This one was saved as "hutch idea" and I have no idea where I found it, I think it was from last year. So if it is yours please let me know and I'll give you credit!

I am going to keep it simple this year~ greenery, burlap, and plaid.

Let's start with the greenery. Thanks to big beautiful trees~

a windstorm, and a pair of clippers, on Saturday I brought home a bag of cedar boughs from my sister's farm.

I am taking some of the boughs to the shop to decorate our space, and some will be used in my home.

I found scrap plaid ribbon in my ribbon box, and tied it with burlap around little Dollar Tree topiaries. These ones are in my bathroom.

I put this one in a vase.

Here are some other photos of plaid I found from Country Living  ~

I am just addicted to plaid around the holidays! It's so classic and cozy and festive. I'm going to wrap all my gifts in brown postal paper and plaid ribbon.
My holiday decorating got interrupted by the urge to make ornaments. We are putting a tree in our vendor space this week and wanted to fill it up. They turned out pretty cute! I will post pictures of them soon, as well as a few other things that will be making their way to the shop at Thanksgiving.

The  flakes were trickling down slowly off and on all day.....slowly being the operative word. Not enough to equal a snow day for this cowgirl.




Jessica said...

What an adorable little tree! I have a slight obsession with plaid too.

Tricia said...

I'm trying to keep it simple this year too. Usually I have a lot of red, but I'm trying to do things with more of a natural look. We'll see how it all goes...

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I am going to keep it simple this year too, thanks for the inspiration!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

So pretty...lots of wonderful inspiration!

Anne Lorys said...

Just beautifully festive!
I love plaid, too. :-)

Have a great week,

Carrie Ann Eddleman said...

Seriously...snow flakes?, the only thing falling here is rain. I was just thinking about snow today, wondering if we'll have any this year around Christmas. A little snow would really help me get in the mood to decorate for the holidays. I am a huge, HUGE, plaid fan too. I love all of your festive touches in your home, and all of those inspiration images are right up my alley...thanks for sharing. Hugs-Carrie

Shannan Martin said...

Love those topiaries! AND the plaid!

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