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Monday, December 23, 2013

A Little Bit of Christmas

It's the night before Christmas Eve, friends! 

On Saturday we made the looong drive from Colorado to southern California. "Tiring" would be an understatement, but here we are, safe and sound!

I never got a chance to share the last snippets of Christmas at home before we left, so I'll share them with you this evening.

Don't forget, simple and handmade were the goals this year as we knew we'd be away.

On the piano, just our Advent candles, our Handmade Nativity Set and some pine cones.

To the left of the piano, our simple Christmas dining room. 

 To the right of the piano, our small living room space.

On our farmhouse cabinet, two little evergreen wreaths hang on wide strips of torn white cotton fabric


The curtain panels in the doors of the farmhouse cabinet are really pretty kitchen towels I got from the Frugal Ain't Cheap Etsy shop. 


An antique sled and some cheerful red and white details adorn the top of the cabinet.

It's always fun to incorporate the kids' wooden doll house into the holiday decor.

This year, I just cut some little images from a catalog and taped them into the windows and added a simple twist of faux boxwood for a wreath.

On the mantel was a mix of little Christmas trees handmade dolls, gnomes and sock snowmen.

My kids had fun making these cute little gnomes during a "crafty streak" before Thanksgiving.

Nut baby tutorial here

We left Colorado in snow and temps around 20 degrees. Today in southern California it was almost 80 degrees! 

To be honest, somewhere in the middle of those two would be just right for me : ) 

I've missed sharing and being able to visit around to other blogs this week, but we are right where we're meant to be with our family all together. 

I pray you are having a blessed and not too frantic Christmas week.
See you soon!


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  1. Jeanette,
    Just beautiful. Enjoy Merry Christmas.

  2. Gorgeous. Everything is just so pretty. I wish you and your family a very Blessed and Merry Christmas. Hugs, Marty

  3. so cute and tasteful!!!!! Merry Christmas. Christine from Little Brags

  4. I love all your little touches. The handmade dolls and babies. I have the same little fireplace heater. I ordered what was supposed to be cinnamon. I like the black better. Aren't they the greatest things. I need a backdrop like yours. Merry Christmas.

  5. Even though you were keeping it simple this year, everything is gorgeous Jeanette!! Merry Christmas to you, have a wonderful time in California:) xo

  6. Merry Christmas and have a wonderful time!

  7. Beautiful simplicity! I especially love the white cabinet with the towel hangings and wreaths.

    Enjoy the time with your family in sunny California.

    Merry Christmas,


  8. Oh your vignettes are so lovely. The sled is my favorite.

    Have a very Happy New Year!

  9. All your little touches make this such an endearing Christmas room. The white cupboard is perfection, and oh my the doll house with little window views is amazing! Have a wonderful New Year, Jeanette!!


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