I hope you all had a great weekend. Ours was full – a little bit of everything.
We saw Red Dawn (and I must say, it was good. Because it was a remake, I wasn’t expecting much.)
We got our trees. Three of them – and there is a story that goes along with that expedition that I’ll share when I show my tree. Luckily we managed to find a window of good weather and stayed dry!
We also got some Christmas shopping done and we did a lot of chores. John got all of the porches spider-free and the windows sparkly clean.
God. Bless. That. Man.
Inside, there was hustle and bustle!
Unfortunately, I don’t have my decorating done but my fireplace is finished. While I’m working on the rest of the house, I can at least enjoy that – along with a fire on these stormy days we are experiencing.
Oh, and some Christmas music of course!
Remember when I posted about Christmas Color Scheme possibilities? From the options I put together, I chose to go with the red, burlap and charcoal – and added some silver for holiday sparkle.
Sparkle is oh-so-important for the holidays, don’t you think?
I didn’t use a lot of charcoal since it is displayed naturally in the stone.
An old milk can with a burlap collar and a faux berry vine anchor the left side of the fireplace…
…while a large, and heavy, wooden Santa (from Pottery Barn a few years back) perches next to a pair of snowshoes on the right.
While I am not a big “collector”, I do have a handful of Santas that I have gathered over the years. Some are old, some are not. This hand-painted gourd is one of my faves.
Wood letters, painted in ASCP Primer Red are attached to burlap ribbon and draped from the mantel.
A bundle of silver bells and ribbon add the sparkle, along with some LED lights.
With the fire going, it is complete!
This year, it is all about the message.
BLOG NOTE: Through the holiday season, Turnstyle Vogue will be posting each day. Yep – 7 days a week of holiday DIY, tips, thoughts and some furniture thrown in here and there. Please be sure to stop by and say hi – or share your own!
DIY By Design
My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia
Elizabeth & Co.
Not Just A Housewife
Coastal Charm: Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
domestically speaking: power of paint party
From My Front Porch To Yours
The Brambleberry Cottage
No Minimalist Here – Open House Party
My Repurposed Life
beyond the picket fence
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Creek Cottage
house of hepworths