Monday, December 13, 2010

Christmas Touches

I just want to thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your words of friendship, kindness, inspiration, love and support regarding my last post!

I am truly humbled that such amazing people are out there and I am so blessed to have you as my friends!

That time was a horrible, amazing, painful, long, life-changing and terrifying experience and I would do it all over again in a heart beat for my beautiful little boy!

I also want to thank my mom ever so much for coming over every day for two months and taking care of not only me, my laundry, my cleaning, my food and most importantly her grandson.

Thank you mom!!!!!

I have been enjoying going from blog to blog and seeing all your wonderfully decorated homes! Everyone has done such a beautiful job!!!

I would like to show you a little bit more of my Christmas decor.

I am sorry that I have not posted about decorating or creating anything new, this time of the year has been very busy and seems to be flying by!!

Anyone feeling that too??

I picked up this little burlap runner at Meijer the other day for 40% off!
It was so cute, I just had to get it...

40% honey! :)

I didn't have time to iron it, the sun was actually shining today, even though it was only 19 degrees outside with a wind chill that made it feel like 9 degrees, so I had to take advantage of it!

My dining area all decked out!

My little shelf with touches of silver, black and white.
The pictures on the shelf are my favorite!
Beautiful sepia toned winter scenes.

The pocket watch is very special to me.
It is one of two, the other belongs to my brother, that my Papa had and used and carried with him. My mom gave them to us like this after he passed away and I treasure it dearly.

Moving into my family room...

remember my bi-fold screen that I made here?
Well, I finished the last door before it turned cold and leaned it up against the others because I keep forgetting to find hinges!

Anyway, I hung simple green wreaths with burlap for a Christmas/winter feel.

I dressed up my little window with some greenery, a sign, a couple little birds and a postcard that I recieved from my dear friend Deborah over at With All My Heart.....Deborah for my birthday last month.

It just felt like a perfect spot for it!

I also won these beautiful NOEL letters that have been adorned with tiny shells from Patti over at Patti's Artful Design.

(Don't worry, hubby knows that these are off limits at least if he knows what is good for him! :) )

They are just gorgeous and her attention to detail just blew me away!

Stop by and see her beautiful work, she is so talented!

Thank you for coming along and thank you again for all your lovely inspirations!
I will be in and out for the next couple of weeks, the kids will be home soon and I am trying to finish up some last minute things before that.
I am not sure how often I will posting but I will certainly be peaking in on all of your wonderful Christmas joy!!


René said...

Michelle, I love your wreaths and you know I love that burlap runner.


Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

I love burlap and white with greenery this year. Enjoy the time!

Anonymous said...

Your whole house looks devine! I like it alot!

Anonymous said...

Okay I had to go back and read what all your kind words were about...I missed a few days here as I was away.Wow. I have never heard of that but am so glad that you had a 2nd chance at life. I am grateful and touched that your dad never left your side. God bless you. Could this ever happen again?

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Oh wow....those simple greenery wreaths with the burlap look so good on your room divider. I also love the decorated window. It all looks soooo good. Gorgeous my friend.

Tricia said...

Everything looks wonderful. Your dining area looks so nice and I love that runner :)

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

I love all of your little touches.

That burlap runner is dreamy. If I give you my address will you mail it to me?


Vanessa said...

Hi Michelle! All of your greenery around the house looks so beautiful and that runner is perfect! I especially loved seeing that pocket watch under the dome because my hubby has one that belonged to his grandfather and I'm going to totally copy that idea to give it the proper display! :-)

Seawashed said...

It is all so pretty...the runner and all your decorating. You know I like the bareness, all the white, touches of grey/silver and black. The shabby white room divider(I forgot what its called) gives just the right feel. And how sweet is Deborah! She is such a sweetheart. I love it all Michelle. ox`kerrie

Chris at Red Gate Farm said...

I love how you hung your wreaths, both the burlap and the double wreaths! Everything is so peaceful.

Happy holidays,

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

As always, everything looks wonderful!! I LOVE your new runner. So cute! I also love the way your greenery swag looks against the antique window. Very pretty!!

Amy Kinser said...

Those bifold doors are crazy gorgeous! I love the burlap and wreaths hanging on there. I would take those as is and put them right in my home.

Your runner is so pretty. Never heard of that store, though.

Hope you get everything done that you need to get done.

Take care and God bless.

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

I'm loving those wreaths and burlap on the folding screen. Way to go!

Kelle Dame said...

What an inspiring post! Now I have a great idea for my own antique windows! Thanks for sharing! You are always a great source of inspiration and grateful thoughts! Keep it coming!
Hope you're having a great week :)

Robin Johnson said...

Your home is so pretty. I'm loving your new table runner - good buy! All your natural elements combined with the white and silver accents is such a festive combo I think.

Honeycomb Creative Co. said...

Your home is so, so beautiful! And your new runner is fab! I also love that distressed folding screen with the wreaths. Perfect!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Finding Home said...

Michelle, Love the shelves and the ladder shelf, too cute, and the run is FABULOUS so simple yet so detailed. The pocket watch is so lovely and what a great keepsake. Love all the touches of natural greenery. Keep Warm, Laura

Beach House Living said...

Very peaceful looking. Our decor is still in boxes!

Restoration House said...

Hey Michelle, I really enjoyed all the wonderful natural elements. The greenery and the pinecones are so beautiful together and those bi-fold doors are gorgeous! I love all your Christmas touches!

Brandi said...

Your home is beautiful! Everything looks so nice. I especially love the burlap wreaths.

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Hi Michelle,
Your house looks so beautiful! I love the touches of Christmas you brought in- loving those wreaths on your shabby door screen and the runner is so cute! I read through your post about your heart and wow... how scary it must have been for you- I am so glad you are well now! Thank you so very much for your incredibly sweet words about my Grammy post today... they really touched me. Hugs to you too :)

Drawn to The Sea said...

Michelle, your scar (on your other post) is every bit as beautiful as your heart. An amazing story, told by an amazing woman.

Your home is so pretty. I truly enjoy your tranquil color palette & your style.

Sweet day,

Simple Daisy said...

I love your home!!! So pretty!!
Thank you for being so opn and honest about all that you've been through!!! You are such an inspiration:)

Polly said...

It all looks beautiful Michelle! Those hinged doors are awesome! And that table runner is darling....I'll have to hit our Meijer today and see if they have any more!!

merry merry....


D and G Stories said...

Love that table runner! I would have snatched that up in a heartbeat, too! :)

Anonymous said...

Well, look at you. Your house is so beautiful! The dining area...those hinged doors with the wreaths hanging down...burlap runner... pocketwatch, all looks amazing!

I wish we had a Meijer's. Probably best that we don't. I have mouths to feed :)

Fun to take the Christmas tour! Loved it!

Wishing you a very happy one, friend!

Diane H said...

Everything looks so lovely. God Bless you and yours.

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my goodness...your home is so lovely..that screen with the wreaths....just blows me away!!!

Erin said...

Michelle, this is so wonderful!!! I couldn't believe those were shells on the NOEL letters!!! Love your cozy house!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

I love the shell letters! Very beach-themed...

Your house always looks so relaxed and serene. Maybe it's just the colours but it seems to have that 'feeling'. Doy uo know what I mean?

Your Mister could combine the two sets of letters for extra Noel-Leno mischief!! I'm thinking 'Loon eel'....


Fishtail Cottage said...

oooooh, i love your runner w/the birdies on it! darling!!! i really like how you mixed in the greenery too...great post!!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Michelle...everything looks amazing! Just like a page out of one of my favorite magazines!

Jenni said...

Wow! Your home is out of this world gorgeous! And just for the record, it is one of the most beautifully decorated homes I have seen this Christmas! You did such a wonderful job! :) And those doors you painted are amazing!

I hope you are having a great week! :)

Holly Lefevre said...

Your home look like it should be in a magazine. Beautiful amazing touches that feel warm, comfortable and truly unique.

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

That runner is adorable! And I am drooling over the screen doors!

Julie Johnson said...

I think I need to stop by Meier tomorrow! Beautiful!! Love your burlap and greenery throughout. I need to do some more decorating...big party here on Sunday. Yikes!!

The Painted Home said...

so so cute!

René said...

Hi Michelle. Just dropping back in to thank you for joining the party. Merry Christmas!


Deborah said...

Hi sweetie!
I cant believe I missed this post!
Everything looks so gorgeous!!!!
Ooh-la-la you have a way with decor...
I love everything but you most of all... :)

With all my heart...Deborah xoxoxoxoxoxoxo


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