Our Stockings Were Hung…

WELCOME!! Our stockings are hung… Come on in and sit a while…the presents are all wrapped…We have made Santa’s key for him to get in… and under the tree they are stacked…(for a quick and easy wooden present idea…look here…) What we love about our home are the people that pass through it, the memories created, and the love that fills it’s walls. The most important part of our home is that it represents us; our past, our present, and our future, and also serves the tiny babe born Christmas morn. Thus… This is the entry decorated in our “The Meaning of Christmas Tree”….it’s covered with crosses and tiny nativities (and of course lots of glitter)!┬áThe floor in the entry was painted and stained by Kijsa to mimic a beautiful inlaid floor. Layer after layer is applied to created an aged patina… Come on into the kitchen where it’s all set up for a yummy Christmas meal… …each placesetting has a tiny stocking filled with silverware (an easy way to dress up your holiday table too!!) and a plate from kijsa’s handpainted “12 Days of Christmas” plates. Can you guess which of the 12 days this plate represents? Hint…she’s french (notice the beret)….This was the table set featured in this month’s Christmas Ideas Magazine… A few window seat details (with more hand painted touches from kijsa!) To get creative on your own pillows, look for an upcoming tutorial… …a few metal stockings….. Even the fridge has Christmas on it’s mind (or front as that may be!) And a few more details…An easy way to decorate…simply add magnets to the...

T’was The Night Before Christmas

Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house we scurried about like a mouse tucking wrapped boxes and gifts ‘neath the evergreen tree in the hopes that their bed they would soon see “but wait” shouts out kijsa startling all in the room and everyone knew a new project would begin soon… “The tree is all decked with ornaments bright and the stockings are hung above firelight,” “The presents all wrapped with be-ribboned flair but what looks so simple is that empty box there” “Why the rough wood on the sides could be scrubbed and adorned so that it would not stand so bare and forlorn…” “but as we stood there we knew it was perfect and would let it stand” “For the simple box opened to reveal what they saw… a rough and unwoven mat made of straw” “and they knew past the sparkle and all the rush and the fray the true gift of the Babe given on Christmas day.”...