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Christmas Around The House



My living room. Inspired by Scottish style - I wanted to create a cozy, tartan-filled room this year.

My living room. At this time of year – I like to transform my surroundings and create a change that is refreshing – but can also be reversed easily when the season passes.

To add texture and interest - I draped the mantel wall with burlap.

To add texture and interest – I draped the mantel wall with burlap.

My old tool box is filled with wood shavings and vintage Christmas ornaments.

My old tool box is filled with wood shavings and vintage Christmas ornaments.

Feathers, found at the beach this year with my daughters, are tucked into evergreen bows.

Feathers, found at the beach this year with my daughters, are tucked into evergreen boughs.

This year I had the good luck (in my mind) to come across a large bag of old house numbers at a thrift store. Priced at only $1.00 - I couldn't pass it up. Little did I know at the time, I would use them on my tree this year - but the idea came to me and I ran with it. I used jute to hang them.

This year I had the good luck (in my mind) to come across a large bag of old house numbers at a thrift store. Priced at only $1.00 – I couldn't pass it up. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with them at the time – I just knew I had to have them. Once the tree was up – the idea hit me. I tied each number with jute and hung them on the tree.

Old photographs, purchased at an estate sale years ago, are clipped to the tree with antique german curtain clips.

Old photographs, purchased at an estate sale years ago, are clipped to the tree with antique German curtain rings.

Bits of an old sweater are clipped into small squares and strung on yarn to make a soft, textured garland.

Bits of an old sweater are clipped into small squares and strung on yarn to make a soft, textured garland.

...more numbers.

…more numbers.

I've never like tree stands. Our tree sits in a burlap wrapped planter that is filled with pea gravel.

I've never liked tree stands. Our tree sits in a burlap wrapped planter that is filled with pea gravel.

Glass isicles hang from the windows.

Glass icicles hang from the windows.