My name is Lisa and I'm a crafty girl with wanderlust working as an engineer by day. My blog chronicles projects in my home as well as pictures and stories from my travels.




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Merry Belated Christmas!

Merry belated Christmas! Frank and I had a great Christmas spending Christmas Eve at his sister's home and heading to his parents' on Christmas Day. We ate too much delicious food and had fun hanging out.

I've been busy the last week working on finishing making my Christmas gifts so I thought I would belatedly share our home's Christmas decorations. Frank and I didn't host anything but I still love to dress up the house a bit for the holidays.

Except for some new ornaments for the tree all of the decorations were things that I already had on hand or made previous years for Christmas. We got a noble fir from a local tree farm and set it up in the corner of our living room. We decorated it with silver and teal glass balls that I already had with a new collection of glass ornaments that we started this year representing places we've visited along with our hobbies and interests.

A few years ago I made some teal and white throw pillow covers for Christmas that I put out again this year. My favorite one is the corduroy one with the felt snowflakes on it.

I couldn't resist adding a little bit of holiday fun on our TV stand with some extra glass balls and a star.

I added some more glass balls in a wooden dish that I got in Honduras on our coffee table. I made the teal and white runner a few years ago and have matching ones on the dining table and buffet as well.

On the dining table I cut out teal felt circles to top candlesticks I had from IKEA for perches for silver spray painted pinecones. In between the candlesticks I placed goblets I found thrifting which I filled with more glass ball ornaments.

On the buffet I filled two glass jars, one with mini pine cones and the other with glass balls, and put some white bottle brush trees under a cloche behind them.

Because I already had everything on hand it didn't take me long to decorate and it was worth it to having everything look festive for Frank and I to enjoy for our first Christmas married.

How was your Christmas? Did you have a nice day with family or friends?

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WOW Lisa your home looks so festive. I like a colour theme to be used and your blues with silver are stunning. I like the dining room accessories.

After that massive ice storm that hit our area we had a very quiet Christmas and very thankful that our power was restored in time for Christmas, although some of our friends did not get their hydro back on until after Christmas. Many of us postponed Christmas Day dinners/celebrations and we are going to have Christmas Version 1.2 on New Year's Day. Wishing you & Frank a very joyous, adventurous & blessed 2014.

December 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary-Lou

Everything looks lovely! We didn't host at our home either but I do think that it is so special to decorate just for your enjoyment. I certainly enjoyed the decorations that we put up even if others did not get to see them. ;-) We often travel for Christmas and this year was busy with travel but so blessed in being able to spend it quietly with family. May you both have a wonderful New Year!

December 30, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Mary-Lou- Thank you! I am so sorry to hear about your community losing power for Christmas time. Hopefully you still had heat! I hope that you enjoyed your postponed celebrations! Happy New Year!

Laura- Thank you so much! Frank and I travel a lot around the holidays, too, but I am still glad we put up our decorations even if it was just for us. I'm glad that you had a wonderful, quiet holiday with your family. All the best for a wonderful New Year!

January 2, 2014 | Registered CommenterLisa

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