Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Sneak Peek

I'm in the middle of decorating for local Christmas Tours and don't want to share too much here just yet but couldn't resist sharing a little....


My hubby brought home this little cedar tree and I thought it would be perfect for this empty space in the kitchen.  I simply adorned it with some of the wood gift tags I made.

And as you can see, I'm a jar person.  I love decanting all my dry goods into pretty vintage jars.  The more the merrier.  :)


 The two vintage paintings I actually found in a dumpster.  I was so drawn to them so I snatched them up and gave them a home in my kitchen. 


I was so excited to decorate the dining room this year.


The chippy red bench was also found by my hubby and I thought it was perfect for Christmas and our home in it's less than perfect condition.  (Sorry for the sun glaring in the photo)


I love using things from nature to decorate so these walnut tree stumps definitely got to come inside for the season.  I sanded them a little and sprayed them with a clear gloss.


And here's a little peak at our stairs.  I usually never share them because I don't like the staircase.  I dream of having a beautiful stair rail but for now, we don't.  I was inspired by Carla's stair project last year so I did my own version this year with one of my dad's favorite Christmas songs.


That's it for now!  I'll share more soon!

Take care!

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47 comments:

  1. I love all your decorating Diana...the only think I've done so far is my mantle and a wreath on the front door and the way things are going around here, that may be all I get done this year! My sister and I decided we're not even going to decorate the lake house...no time before our annual family get together.

    Hope you are having a joyous holiday season and Merry Christmas!

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  2. Oh, WOW!! So lovely and inspiring! I can't wait to see the rest and I love that you showed the staircase- the rest of us have projects that we wish we could get to faster too!

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  3. i just love your house!! do you have an extra room? maybe i could move in??

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  4. I love how simple it is! Always enjoy seeing your home! If I ever come to Arkansas again, I'm definitely trying to make it to your store. Merry Christmas!

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  5. Hi Diana. I just found your blog and wow your home is 2die4. I love it, and I love every little detail. I might steal an idea or two, cause I too love to bring nature inside. And here comes that love word again, lol, but I do love your staircase, what a neat idea with the words and a wonderful way to remeber your dad!! I will follow you and can't wait to see more.
    Jannet

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  6. I love decoration at the staircase! It's genius idea! Magda

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  7. such a pretty home...I love the touches of black !!! such a pretty contrast, instead of all white!!! and your cedar tree....LOVE it, so simple, so beautiful!!!!

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  8. Everything you do is pure genius! :) So creative!

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  9. It all looks just great! How wonderful to be on the tour! xo Diana

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  10. Please keep sharing. You inspire me. I love your home. Truly an inspiration.

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  11. OMG - O Holy Night on your stairs... fabulous!

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  12. I have fallen in love and I've only seen a little bit...gah! love love love

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  13. I love everything you show and will copy lots of it when we move into our very small home in a few months.

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  14. Your house is just so gorgeous!

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  15. You just inspired me to paint the backs of my stairs dark grey. It drives me crazy when scuff marks get on the white paint! THANK YOU!! And your home looks so beautiful.

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  16. I love what you did with your stairs! I love seeing someone make do with what they have. Even if it's not exactly what they wanted things can still be beautiful.

    I hope you'll do a full Christmas tour before the season is over.

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  17. I just love everything about your house. The decorations just make everything that much more gorgeous.

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  18. So very pretty! I love it all! Your home tour is going to be awesome!
    Merry Christmas!

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  19. I. LOVE. YOUR. STAIRS. !!! Gorgeous!

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  20. I. LOVE. YOUR. STAIRS. !!! Gorgeous!!

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  21. Your home is so beautiful! Where did you get the deer head? Love it!

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  22. Your home is so beautiful! Where did you get the deer head? Love it!

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  23. Love it all! I always smile when I see your jars ~ :) Such a neat idea to do that.

    The stairs are just perfect ~ I know your Dad is smiling!

    xo
    Pat
    P.S. Sorry I haven't been by more...computer out. :(

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    1. No worries Pat! Happy to hear from you though. :) Computer problems are so frustrating aren't they? Hope yours are fixed soon. Happy Holidays! xo

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  24. Your home is beautiful, and you have gorgeous colouring in all the timber everywhere - I really like your stairs and the simplicity of the stair rail - anything too fussy would draw your attention away from the other lovely elements.

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  25. WOW! Really LOVE your style Diana! Every detail look wonerful. The staircase is adorable! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

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  26. Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for a Happy New Year!
    Bring you Good wishes of happiness.

    Sorry for greeting you earlier,, just don't want miss saying this.
    By the way, I'm clotee. It's my first time visiting your blog. I am blogger too, and now try my best luck to open an e-store. Nice to know you.

    Regards,
    Clotee

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  27. Diana, your home is so cozy and inviting. I love the neutral pallette and rustic touches. Just beautiful.
    Adina @ Simply Country Life

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  28. Your house always looks awesome. I love what you did with the stairs.

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  29. I love everything about your holiday decor, especially how you incorporated natural wood elements.

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  30. Love everything you've done with your home for the holidays, especially the natural wood elements.

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  31. I am in awe of your stairs!!! Of anything you do, really....but those stairs! I am speechless!!

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  32. Your home looks so pretty!! Happy Holidays to you - enjoy the season!!

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  33. I love your house!! Your kitchen is gorgeous and those stairs are just perfect. I love the way you set your table, the chargers are great too! ... LOVE!
    Susan@Homeroad

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  34. loooove your pics!!! merry christmas!!! angie from germany

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  35. Just discovered your Beautiful Blog... your Home is so Beautifully Styled and Inviting. I am attempting to develope an Editing Eye so Simplify my Home's Styling... not there yet, but Images such as yours continue to Inspire me along that Path.

    Happy New Year from the Arizona Desert... Dawn... The Bohemian

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  36. Hi - just found your blog and LOVE your decorating - love the neutrals with the added texture. I have a question about how you decided to start your Christmas quote at the top and the bottom - and also how are the labels attached? In any case, charming house, charming quote to honor your Father. Now to go look at you older posts .
    Mary Lou in Middle Arizona

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  37. Hello - just discovered your blog and LOVE your decorating - love the neutrals with texture added in. I'm wondering how you came to the idea of starting your saying on the staircase on the top and not the bottom, and how the words are attached. It's another charming way of honoring your Dad - lovely - thanks, Mary Lou in middle Arizona

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  38. Just discovered your blog - it's very lovely with the neutrals and then the texture added in - love the way you have displayed wines from your Father's collection. I'm wondering how you attached the words to your staircase and why you started at the top instead of the bottom? It's a charming idea. thanks, Mary Lou in Arizona

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  39. I just found your blog and I must say I love everything about it, our styles are very similar! where did you find the table you use as the island in your kitchen, or did you make it? I must know! :)

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  40. This blog caught my eye today, and I am so glad it need! Your style is so lovely and calming, a simply tasted homey elegance. I will be here for a minute....

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  41. Hi, I love the simple and natural elements! It is great - Christmas will be great at the Vintage Home!!

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