. . . for Lauren and Lauren: a little holiday inspiration

November 25, 2013

a little holiday inspiration


Normally I wait until the day after Thanksgiving to decorate for Christmas but this year I started a week early.  Every year I'm sad that everything is up for such a short amount of time so I decided I'd give it an extra week.  Plus I am extra excited for everything holiday because of Addilyn. Not like she will remember this year, but it seems like much more fun.

My favorite two Christmas decorations are my pinecone window and my glitter wine bottles.  
For the pinecones I hot glued pine cones to ribbon and then tied them to another strand of ribbon that I hung at the top of the window, and then I added some bows.  (Sorry for the poor photos.  Someday, someday I will learn how to use my camera properly.)

For the glittery vases I spray painted wine bottles and then used spray adhesive and rolled them in Epsom salt.  Although quite the glittery mess to take out and put away each year, I love them!

I have most of our decorations out and besides needing to get our Christmas tree, we definitely need a stocking for Addilyn.  I also want new ones for Chris and I so that they all match.  I've been looking online for stockings and these would be perfect! I love that they can be personalized too!
Personalized Christmas Stocking Chevron and Dots
How cute do they all look hanging together?

Christmas Stockings for the Family in Chevron - 4
Stephanie is the talented owner of Ooh Baby designs and I'm sure you've seen her scarves and totes around the blogging world or on etsy or facebook.  To help get your house ready for the holiday season, she also has a line of table runners.  From ones for Thanksgiving to everyday and a bunch of cute ones for Christmas:
Christmas Table Runner in Chevron and Burlap Snowflakes, Christmas Decor
Christmas Table Runner in Chevron and Burlap Reindeer
Christmas Table Runner in Chevron Monogrammed
Christmas Table Runner in Chevron and Burlap Peace, Joy
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And lucky for you, Stephanie is giving away one of the table runners pictures above!  Enter below for a chance to win:  
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And make sure to check out the rest of her shop! 

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17 comments:

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those wine bottles are SO cute! Love them!

Carly
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Laura @ The Everyday Joys said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ahh, it's the most wonderful time of the year... :)

Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love to decorate for Christmas as well. I love your pine cones you made for your window. They are really nice. I also love the glittery vases, they are so pretty. Those stockings are really nice.

The Lady Okie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I started early too! It's too much fun to have Christmas lights up :)

Becky M said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

That last table runner is so cute! And I love the stockings! Great picks!

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TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love how the wine bottles came out! Everything is better with sparkle :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
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Always Maylee said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay it's Addi's first holiday season with you guys, I can imagine just how exciting it is. Love the stockings, they're so cute!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Helene in Between said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

i put up my tree last night!! i just can't wait anymore!

The Frisbees said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

We're going to decorate this weekend - can't wait! Love the table runners :)

Justine B said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Aw your decorations are so cute! I love the pinecone window....I may have to try that!

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

How adorable are those table runners?? And loving all your holiday touches ;)

Head to Toe Chic said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those stockings would be perfect!! I love how you decorated!

xo,
Angela

Nancy said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

the decorations look great! I normally wait too but Thanksgiving is also later this year than usual so why not put things up "early?" =D
xo,
nancy

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Elegance and Mommyhood said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

OMG Your decor is amazing. I love your idea of the Pine Cones and I absolutely love all the stockings: so much color, texture, pattern and shine. WOW! Your mantel and windows look great. Those table runners look amazing. I want to find one or two cute Christmas table runners and plan on decorating accordingly this year. I am also, extra excited because of Vivian.

With that said, I am now updated on your blog and if we do not talk Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours, Addilyn's first!

Elie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

She is precious!! Love the stockings! I actually bought the same burlap ribbon a few months back and used the deer one for our front door wreath!
<3 Elie

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Your decor is so cute!!!! :-D

Gloria Johnson said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

ahh..these are adorable!! Your decor is amazing.

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