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10 + Inspiring Ideas for Decking the Halls

While I’m thinking about all I am thankful for, I’ve also been thinking a little bit about how I want to decorate the house this Christmas. I’ve taken to Pinterest and a few magazines to plan for the Holiday season. I am a “use what you have” girl, but at the same time wanting to change things up just a bit. The plan is to use our existing decor with a little bit of handmade added to the mix to freshen up our look. I suffer from indecisiveness and can never pick just one over all theme. So, this year I’ll be going for a bit of a vintage Christmas vibe with touches of rustic and a wintry wonderland. Here are a few of the fabulous images that have inspired by planning. Enjoy! 

10 inspiring ideas for decking the halls

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This is a beautiful Christmas welcome. I’m in love with garland that hangs just so, but the vintagey, glittery Merry Christmas sign caught my eye. A little sparkle in the midst of the natural. 

 

I’m still a sucker for chalkboard art. I’m sorry if you’re getting tired of looking at it – but I just can’t quit. There shall be chalkboard art aplenty in the Like a Saturday Christmas house {I already have plans to change up my giant chalkboard on my Fall porch to make it Christmasy}. 

 

The way this house is decorated for Christmas gives me the warm fuzzies. There are even the tiniest of details, like this bottle brush tree strapped to the roof of a little car. It’s those little things that bring back memories – like going to pick out the Christmas tree with the family as a child. 

 

I love decorating with vintage sheet music. It’s a beautiful neutral that adds a bit of nostalgia. I used some in my Fall decor, like the banner on my mantel. I’ve also had out my music sheet and pine cone wreath that I used in last year’s “mantel”. It’ll probably hang out through winter. 

 

Yup. More chalkboard. Aren’t these beautiful? They would make wonderful gifts or embellishments on the gift wrapping. 

 

These are way too cute. They are a different take on the jar snow globes, like the ones I made last year. I just can’t get enough of these miniature winter scenes!

 

 

DIY Christmas Tree Cones

 

My DIY tree cones will find themselves in the mix, as well. 

 

Deer are also amongst my Holiday decor obsessions. I can garuntee you will see a lot in my house this year. It cannot be helped. I love this update garage sale find. I’m on the hunt for one myself now. 

 

I can hardly stand the pure brilliance. This fluffy wintry wreath is made from dollar store dusters. Yup. Slap me silly and call me Santa. I’m in love with something made from cleaning supplies. 

 

Pom poms are always a must. Whether in wreath form or garland form. They just simply must happen. And another deer never hurts either. ;)

I hope you’re feeling a bit more inspired now. We’re a mere 16 days away from being able to deck the halls…sans the guilt. Until then, I will remember all I have to be thankful for {Christmas decorating is on the list! For real!} and plan my little heart out! 

Have you thought about how you will decorate this year? Feel free to share some of your plans and ideas in the comments! 

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Tiny Prints Cheer! : Holiday Cards and a Giveaway

Thanks to Tiny Prints for providing gift codes for review and for giveaway. All thoughts and opinions expressed here are strictly my own. 

Can you feel the Holiday spirit in the air?!? No?

Yes, I know we haven’t hit Halloween yet, or even reached Thanksgiving… But muster up whatever bit of Christmas cheer you can, because it’s time to start thinking about Holidays cards!

If you’re planning on sending out cards this year, it’s best to plan ahead and get those puppies in the mail as soon as December rolls around. Those who think ahead get to kick up their feet, sip some cocoa, and enjoy the season! It’s a beautiful thing, really. :)

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Tiny Prints has a beautiful selection of cheerful cards to send to your loved ones this season! There are seriously so many amazing options to choose from! They have all new design styles, including : Contemporary, Classic, Vintage, full bleed photos, All That Glitters, Bold Expressions, Simply Chic, Woodland Wonder, and The New Tradition.

These gorgeous designs are easy to personalize to get a custom look. Each card selection has different color options and trim options {like square, rounded corners, bracket, ticket, and scalloped edges}. Not only that, but you can also order matching return address labels and envelope liners. The options are endless!

I picked a few of my favorite Tiny Print Holiday designs so you can just a little taste of all they have to offer.

Tiny Prints Holiday CardsI’m in love with all things Aztec pattern right now, so this design jumped out to me. It’s a beautiful simple design, and the line reminds me of my all time favorite Christmas movie.

Tiny Prints Holiday CardsYou can never go wrong with a little chalk board action. I’m always attracted to hand lettered designs.

Tiny Prints Holiday CardsHere is a great example of the rounded trim option. This particular card comes with satin ribbon that you can tie on. These would also make a sweet keepsake ornament for years to come!

Tiny Prints Holiday CardsI love the handmade look of this design! The trees remind me of a potato or wood block stamp, and again with the hand lettered look.

Tiny Prints Holiday CardsThis card is so sweet, and will be sure to stand out from the rest. I love the idea of using a non-traditional color {read: not all red or green} for a Christmas card.

One of my favorite things that Tiny Prints offers, is having your envelopes shipped first before your cards are ready. I love this! It helps with my Christmas anti-procrastination. Whenever my envelopes arrive I can start addressing right away, so when the cards are ready I just slip them in and ship them off!

If you have anyone on your list who is hard to buy for, check out their holiday gift selection. There is something here for everyone, and this is a great chance to use some of those Instagram photos! I am loving the custom iPhone and iPad cases. So much fun!

I know all of this has gotten you all excited to get started crossing items off of that Holiday to-do list. There are also a couple of ways you can win with Tiny Prints!

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It’s Fall! – Let’s Gather ‘Round the Table

I am so excited to share my Fall table with you all today! I know it’s not technically Autumn yet {believe me – it is HOT outside!}, but September is good enough for me! Just the thought of cool weather makes me giddy, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes are here, so Fall it is! :)

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I was inspired when I stumbled across this collection of vintage thermi {multiple for thermos ;) } at a local antique store. These scream “Fall” to me – the colors, pattern, and the thoughts of hot apple cider. I knew they would make the perfect Autumn centerpiece.

Fall Tablescape

I whipped up a quick drop cloth table runner as the base layer to my table setting. The thermi were set on one of my rustic chalkboards. I always like to bring in natural elements into my Fall decor, but I’m definitely toning it down a bit from previous years {you can see last year’s Fall tablescape here}. I stuck a few sprigs of faux berries in between each thermos to bring a bit more of the outdoorsy feel in. This centerpiece is looking a bit Wes Anderson inspired to me. Think Moonrise Kingdom.

Fall Table Setting

For the table settings themselves, I just used our every day dishes {Target circa 2009}. The metallic bronze tones on our plates fit right in with a warm, rustic Fall scheme. The napkins are vintage linens with a delicate crocheted edge.

Fall Table SettingEach setting is topped with a wooden acorn and a leaf-shaped chalkboard place card.The acorns and leaves were both Hobby Lobby finds. I added a bit of gold leaf Rub-n-buff to the acorns {leaving plenty of the wood tone visible} and chalkboard paint to the balsa wood leaf cutouts.

And now, I will leave you with some pretty pictures. :)

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Fall TablescapeI hope you all have a wonderful week! And if you’re already cooling off where you are…send some of that nice weather this way! ;)

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