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Thursday, November 22, 2012

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!

I know it's only Thanksgiving, but it is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!  I wanted to post sooner, but I have been a busy-little-bee transforming our home.  Out went the orange pumpkins and gourds piled high in my wheelbarrow and in came in red and green plastic totes from the garage filled with vintage ornaments, glass bead garlands and holiday baubles.  Let the festivities begin!  

I try to decorate a little differently from year to year to keep it fresh and new.  If you missed my Christmas home tour from last year, *Click Here* to take a walk through.  Because this week is filled with busy family and Thanksgiving fun, I am now only giving a peek at my holiday decor this year, but the full home Christmas tour is coming soon, I promise!   

...AND you will find some of my Christmas decor featured in the new Winter 2012 Homebound Edition!  For the first time ever you can view this wonderful FREE e-zine right here at rusty hinge!  

Jam packed and filled with so much wonderful holiday cheer and amazing talent, you are going to want to spend some time and not miss a single detail, so kick your feet up this afternoon with a cozy blanket and a hot cup of coffee and take a well-deserved moment!  It is such an honor to be included among contributors such as:

Sonia Crouse- Creating Vintage Charm
Heather Kowalski- Pretty Petals
Maria Marcusse- Rusty Hinge
Loretta Ellenson- A Finn in the Kitchen
Lynda Naranjo – LyndaNaranjo.com

This Winter 2012 Homebound Edition is also available in print!  To order it and have it mailed right to your doorstep, simply *Click Here*.

On another note, I want to introduce my newest sponsor, Simone from Fleaing France!  As I mentioned in my previous post, I love, love her Brocante and always find wonderfully unique antiques to take home!  If you are looking for authentic treasures straight from France, Simone has what you want and she ships worldwide as well!  Here is just a very tiny sampling of some French treasures in stock at her Brocante...

To see much, much more, take a little visit yourself, but hurry these one-of-a-kind picks won't last long and when they're gone, they're gone!  (I am tempted to snap up that cheese pot in the middle photo to add to my collection! :)  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor here at rusty hinge, feel free to send me an email at mgmarcusse@gmail.com for details.

Please come back again soon for the full Christmas home tour!  But before I go, I want to thank Chas for inviting me as a guest on her lovely blog, A Woman's Haven.  Thank-you again, Chas, it was such a pleasure!

 I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving day!

Maria ~Rusty Hinge

PS.  Does anyone have an extra copy of Vintage by Nina Christmas?  I am looking to buy a copy, but can't seem to find one anywhere.  If so,  please inbox me at mgmarcusse@gmail.com.  Thank-you!

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  1. Happy Thanksgiving Maria!

    I drool everytime I see tha hutch in your kitchen! :) It looks beautiful there....can't wait to see the full tour.

    Enjoy today and the rest of all the holidays ~

  2. Maria,
    I love it all. So simple and beautiful. Love the touches of red everywhere. Love the garden boots too!!!! I have a set by my tree this year too. I just love those simple little touches that add such a punch to the decor. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving!! Love your decor, its all soooo pretty!! xo Holly

  4. Beautiful! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Looking forward to seeing more!

  5. Perfect, simple country style Christmas! ~ Maureen

  6. I love the garland around the mirror. Your decor is wonderful xxx

  7. O wowwwww Maria...it looks great !!!...love from me....xxx...

  8. Love all your shabby peely, red stool, garlands and well, everything.

    sweet blessings

  9. Happy Thanksgiving Maria! I love your Christmas decoration. And I'm a collector of soup tureens. So your pictures are eye candy!!!!


  10. oh, I am in LOVE with your home!!!!!

  11. Hello Maria! Your kitchen looks so cosy with your decoration! Best wishes! Geli

  12. Wow this is just wonderful! I want to jump right in the pictures and smell the pine and linger and snoop around all your beauties!

  13. You have been a busy bee, girl! And it all looks just beautiful!! You've motivated me to start hauling out my bins full of Christmas treasures this weekend! :)

    xoxo laurie

  14. It all looks beautiful...
    Happy Thanksgiving..
    I am decorating for Christmas starting tomorrow..
    I can't wait and seeing your photos is making me want to start now..

  15. It looks so beautiful--I hope you had a great thanksgiving!

  16. There are some really beautiful images and ideas here Maria. I love how you hung those pretty ornaments from the mirror like that.

    I would love to show off some of them on my blog - I like anything vintage and pretty! Let me know what you think.


  17. Wow Maria, you have it looking so festive already! I love your simple farmhouse d├ęcor. That mirror is stunning!
    Happy Holidays!

  18. Beautiful photos as always Maria! I'm pleased to hear you have another sponsor - Simone is lovely - the sponsoring is taking off for you! Well done :)

  19. Your holiday style is so inspiring, I so love the china and hutch vignette filled with the feeling of all things flea market holiday brocante. The stoneware is perfectly displayed.
    Have a inspiring weekend

  20. I absolutely love your hutch and all the lovelies inside! Can't wait to see your full Christmas house tour!

  21. I love your Christmas touches and will definitely be back for the full house tour! Love your blog - it's one of my favorites.

  22. my head is spinning!!

    wow, you've gone all out

    sold out of Nina, sorry

  23. Simply beautiful! You always come up with the best ideas I've seen anywhere!

  24. It's looking just beautiful Maria!!~
    I can't wait to see more of your stunning home!
    I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.

  25. Your home is beautiful! Thank you again for showing us a glimpse over at A Woman's Haven too!

  26. Your home is beautiful, I love transforming your home , I share in my blog hope this is okay.Love your blog . Thanks!!

    Hugs Vicky

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  28. beautiful beautiful pictures, style & home..so glad I landed here thanks to dear Elma. xo Laura

  29. Hello Maria,
    I recently find your wonderful blog. This cupboard is so beautifully decorated, pretty french and shabby!
    Greetings from Germany

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  31. I ADORE every single little detail of your space! I could just drool over everything for hours! Thank you SO much for sharing at Happy Hour Link Party! I am pinning you decor to our Feature Pin Board! Ahhhh Beautiful!
    Jaime from Crafty Scrappy Happy

  32. Maria, I keep coming back to enjoy your beautiful home filled with Christmas inspiration. Can't get enough of it!
    Mary Alice

  33. stunning!! i drooled the whole time :)

  34. Love your blog! Really your home is just beautiful!

  35. Your home is stunning! Love the white cupboard and the crackled green box!

  36. Hi!!!Nice to meet you here!Your blog is so cute and niceeeee!I follow you!!

    Happy day!


  37. I am your newest follower. I love your style and can't wait to look around your blog for more beautiful things. Stop by my place if you have some time. Have a wonderful evening:)

  38. Love your red and green pops of Christmas color against your painted white pieces...wonderful inspirational photos. Happy Christmas! :)

  39. What an inspiring blog! Love everything! New Follower.



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