Hello again. I am very sorry that I have been absent for a bit, but life sure has a way of keeping you busy, doesn't it?
But before I go on any further with the details, I have to pause and say a huge THANK-YOU to Jennifer at The Old Painted Cottage. She featured some of my photos as well as several other gorgeous homes in her latest post, Honorable Mention. Feel free to go check them out.
After the Thanksgiving holiday, I rushed home from our family celebration downstate to decorate for Christmas in time to email several photos for The Cottage of the Month search deadline. Then it was off to Chicago for a little vacation with friends. Back home again now, I can finally show you some of my Christmas decorating. Out with the pumpkins, in with the glitter and garland!
I found this antique, french sleigh at Yasmine's shop, Maison Reve.
I love to fill these vintage grain scoops with antique ornaments.
This lighted tree was our Christmas tree from several years ago. All the needles have long since fallen off. I cut it down and spray painted it white, then decorated it with silver and gold glass balls.
Are you ready for Christmas? Is your tree up and decorated, your garland hung, and your seasonal decor put out? Have you started Christmas shopping? Sometimes it all can seem so overwhelming, but I enjoy every bit of the Christmas preparation. The days are shorter and the nights are cold, yet I love all the cheer. When we were visiting Chicago last week, I couldn't get enough of all the twinking lights everywhere in the streets and storefronts. Even though it is easy to get caught up in it all, we must remember the greatest gift of all is God's Son sent to save us from our sin. And He is the Reason for the Season!
Well, I won't take anymore of your time for now, so go turn up the Christmas music, make yourself a cup of hot chocolate, and get busy enjoying this wonderful season!
Maria ~Rusty Hinge
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