Rustic Christmas Decorating

“SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN!” Cover your ears because a very tone deaf woman (myself) was belting out the Christmas songs this weekend. With Thanksgiving behind us, I released the restraints and broke out the Christmas décor. The kids are loving it and counting down the days until old St. Nick comes down our chimney!
Christmas Morning 2009 – Magic North Pole Snow Footprints (Baking Soda y’all!)
As I told you the other day, I wanted to create a rustic country theme this year in our living room. So, without anymore restraints….here it is!
I spy with my own two eyes, a Pottery Barn Inspired Lantern from the Habitat ReStore!
I told you I had a plan for those old pool balls!
Do you think I achieved my goal? Rustic? Country?
Goal or not, I think I like it.
Although it took me four days of noodling to decide I have to let it be.
I can’t tell you how long I’ve been looking for an affordable cake stand.
Thieve’s market in Raleigh had THREE! Count them…1…2…3!
Of course I only bought one, so if you need one, head on over there.
Yeah, Baby! You know I couldn’t pass up those rusty sleigh bells at SuzAnna’s!
An old cheese grater (you can’t see it but it has a candle inside.)
An old sports stop clock and one of two large acorn decorations.
I couldn’t resist them, after all Raleigh IS the City of Oaks.
Another PB Inspired Lantern. Love these $5 finds!
Each year I try to think of a new and creative way to display all our holiday cards.
This year I put together two shutters to make a screen.
The tutorial is HERE!

That concludes the living room tour. If you aren’t bored to death,
I’ll show you a small vignette I have in our kitchen on top of the pie safe.
Isn’t she adorable? That little angel found her way into my shopping bag at SuzAnna’s.
I hope you all have a fabulous holiday season!

Now cover your ears again as I sing to Santa Baby (because I’m no Eartha Kitt!)

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rustic christmas home decor on mantel



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  1. buy rustic furniture
    buy rustic furniture says:

    Wow…love the collection of photos. The interiors are so inspiring…with the right amount Indian and Western decor to be appreciated by all.Thanks for sharing the photos

    Susan Graham

  2. ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com
    ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com says:

    You definitely achieved the look you were going for!! I love the rustic door over the mantel and the shutter screen you made..genius!

  3. Nook Cranny Gifts
    Nook Cranny Gifts says:

    I just love your cracker tin, right up my alley. I also love how you put the balls in the lantern.
    Happy Holidays

  4. Susan Graham
    Susan Graham says:

    I just love your blog and I think your article is so awesome!! I love antiques and what a way to go green!! I think the towels would just be so adorable also. Thanks for sharing the story about how it was made. Makes it that more special! Take care, Fran.

  5. elisabeth
    elisabeth says:

    You did a marvelous job and I think you accomplished your goal of country and rustic. I love the way you used your shutters.

    Elisabeth @ Treasuring the Moments


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