Tuesday, November 29, 2011

I finally caught the bug!

...the decorating bug that is. I wanted to keep it simple this year so I set out today to return a few items and
found some lovely greenery at the big box store. {somehow that just doesn't scream CHRISTMAS purchasing it at Wally World, but it was affordable so I grabbed a couple large packages}

I had tossed this idea around in my head for a few days and I love how it turned out. I took a frame without glass and hung it on top of my arched window that always seems to hang in the same spot. Someday I am going to change that you just wait and see. :)

I purchased these pinecones at an antique mall seveal years ago and I use them every year in my decor. I love the old tattered ivory ribbon. Over the years some of the ribbon has gave way and I had to re-tie the pinecones with the same tattered ribbon , but I still love them.

Simple , but it works for me.

I also added a little greenery and white ribbon to my paper napkin basket. *GASP* I know I should always use cloth napkins , but paper ones work for me as well.

I just love my paper angel wings and they look so pretty on my shutters.
Here is the greenery that I picked up today. I know this is way off the subject, but have I ever told you that I L.O.V.E. my kitchen sink?? It is extra deep with a little curved part on the left side that makes it even bigger. Add to that our faucet that has a long neck and it is perfect.  It has a few nicks out of it {porcelain} from use over the years and I have toyed with the idea of replacing it, but I am afraid we won't find another deep sink like this one. Besides that also leads to new countertop, cabinets, etc. etc. and that just isn't in the budget right now. Although I do know a *carpenter*...hmm...a certain man that I live with!! LOL
Last, but not least I wanted to show you my free postcards that came a few days ago. What do you think?? I like how they turned out , but wonder if I should have went with one of my other collages. Oh well...they are done now and best of all they were FREE!!! Can't beat that.

Take a peek at my blog url...I have a *favicon* now. My oldest son made it for me when we were over at his place for Thanksgiving. He amazes me. I know he went to school for computer tech and graphic design, but when I watch him click here and there and bamm it is done in a flash...oh my!! If only! We tried a *WT* , but it was just too small so went just for a *W* instead. I think it is much cuter than that big ORANGE *B*. :)

Also, I don't think I told you that my son-in-law {who is only 27 years old} just returned from a trip to Japan the day before Thanksgiving. He is an engineer for GM and was over there for 11 days on business. He brought me back a beautiful paper fan. Hopefully one day soon I can post some pictures from that beautiful country.

I just sat here and ate a bowl of black and white drizzled chocolate popcorn...then did my aerobics for half an hour. I think I defeated the purpose , but I will keep plugging along. :)
Happy White Wednesday!! Join Kathleen over at Faded Charm again this week for more beautiful posts.


Shabby soul said...

That paper angel wings are so lovely, and I like the way you use all the greenery!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Your decor is just perfect! SIMPLE - Y beautiful!!!!

Love those white pinecones in the tattered ribbon...the angel wings are sweet too! Was the greenery from WALLY world??????

And lastly...how did you get the FREE postcards?????

Ozma of Odds said...

...lovin' it all!!
especially those white pinecones:)

and pishaah ~ paper napkins??!
nobody uses them
yah right!!

your new "free" postcards are so lovely and i like your new favicon too:)
xo, Rosemary

Tina @ TinyBear Studio said...

Your decorations are very pretty - great idea with the frame

time worn interiors said...

Loving your frame and pine cone creation. Can't wait to see more!

A Cottage Muse said...

Looks like we got the bug together! Your postcards are beautiful!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Wow ~ lovely new greenery, darling new wings, beautiful new business cards, and a cute new favicon.....Merry Christmas to you, Sandi! lolol! I'm going to have to work on making one of those little favicons... lol!

Hugs to you!

xoxo laurie

Heaven's Walk said...

Oh!!! Forgot to tell you that putting your frame inside that beautiful arched window is just gorgeous!!!

xoxo laurie

lynn said...

simply beautiful!

Di said...

I love all your beautiful decorations, they look so peaceful and lovely.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

love it all! and those "free" cards? ummmmm...where?? LOVE!

Elyse said...

hello! i am playing bloggy-catch-up tonight and so enjoyed this newsy post of yours! beautiful and simple decorations, great new cards and favicon, and everything else!



Irene said...

\Love it. The paper wings are great.

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Love what you have done, looks fabulous~Cheers Kim

Sheila said...

I love white pinecones!!

I haven't done Christmas decorating yet but I'm working on getting ready to do advent readings with my kids. :)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I think your cards are awesome. Everything looks beautiful. Love the white pinecones!

Susan said...

So glad to see you caught that kind of bug! Everything looks lovely with the greenery.
Great sink, too!
- Susan

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

I absolutely love your decoration.
The window with the frame is just gorgeous.TFS.
Happy WW.

Faded Charm said...

Love the simplicity, Sandi and the way the greenery just "pops" against the white:-)

Happy decorating! Hopefully I can get started on my own home after this weekend:-)


Anonymous said...

Sandi, The pine cone swag is very nice. I like it in the frame also. Love your postcards too. Smiles, Susie

Theresa said...

Everything looks beautiful! t.xoxo

Miss Sandy said...


I love the elegant simplicity of your holiday decor, simply beautiful and peaceful.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Well. I had a lovely surpise arrive in the mail today... Thank you so very much... I have found a home for your lovely offerings I have admired on your blog... I have not packed my little gifts or cards yet but I am close to doing so.... Saw more decoratig on Facebook... It is all very much in the Jeanne d Ark style... So lovely....

Lady Pamela said...

I want to get decorating, too. I have my tree up and my new angel wings from Victorian Trading. But that is all. I just can't get going. I was thinking about your postcards just yesterday. And there they are! Wonderful. Take care, because I care.

Marydon said...

Sandi, you postcards are gorgeous! & so is that beautiful frame pine cone decor setting. Mercy, girl! You have such a beautiful magical touch!!!

Have a lovely weekend ~

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I just came by from Becky's blog and so glad I did. You have beautiful simple decorations that can be adapted to any decor. Love the window with the frame-how perfect.
Thanks for sharing, I'll be back again.

imsteelefullofscrap said...

I just adore your blog so many beautiful things!