Deck the walls: (Christmas home decor)

 So it's half-way through December.. and I finally took the time to get our nest looking a bit more festive!
I usually just pull out the big ol' shoe boxes from the garage and use all the handmade goodies from last year. 

 Otherwise, we decorate on the cheap... (i.e..nature is free!)
Pine boughs on the mantel gleaned from the tree Azriel picked at her Great-Grandparent's tree farm.
Collected pine cones painted by Azi.
Fuzzy 'snow' leftover from my crafting blitz.
 (I would have gone hunting for birch bark and feathers to toss around.. but um, I didn't).

 Azriel loves decorating the Christmas tree... 
But, if she's left in charge... all the baubles hang in a cluster-clump off one branch!

 Deer decor... my stenciled pillow sleeve covers I made.
Plus, the sweetest reindeer/red wooden beaded garland from my dear lady Deb.

 A few new goodies around the house from the Focus Fair (I love swapping/buying from the other artisans at the show).
My sweet friend Rae's hanging fabric-beeswax-dipped house.. with the quote "but we have today" had to come home with me.
As well, a pottered vase (rolled on barn-board for texture) from a new vendor.

Last, but least... these two furry lumps of 'cheer'.
Mewsli & Tinderpuff.
They're fans of all the Christmas coziness.

Well, this weekend is shaping up to be busting at the seams with festive fun!
Hope yours is also full of goodness, friends.

See you on the flip side,
Mel ;o)


  1. The place is looking great! At first glance, I thought the photo of the cats was one cat on one half of the couch and you mirrored it and spliced the two photos together. Too funny!

  2. Haha.. mirrored meows here! The different deer pillows may help keep things clear ;o) Hope your homestead is nice and cozy for you cool cats there! xx

  3. I love decorating for the holidays! Last Christmas i bought some wall decor from http://www.decalsforthewall.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=5&product_id=266#.UUJH8tVnFBk and it gave my home just the touch it needed.


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