So I just finished having my shelves hung in my kitchen…I can’t wait to share this blog post with you! Look for it within the next week. I am just so tickled with how it turned out!
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Tonight I hosted my first Christmas Eve dinner.
It was last minute, but thankfully my sis Kristen saved my buns. She loaned me the chargers, dishes and table cloth.
The white center bowl is actually repurposed! I found it in the garage, it belonged to my Grandma. It was an unattractive color of cream with gold. I repainted it white this morning and am so incredibly happy with how it turned out. I love the detail on the outside of it. I will get so much use out of it.
I dropped some cute little ball ornaments from the Dollar Tree in and topped it with some cranberry sprigs and cinnamon scented pine cones. I got the cute center place mat at Walmart.
My mom, Ron, Derek and Grandma came over and enjoyed my now famous my taco soup with fresh wheat rolls. We drank some champagne and had a wonderful visit.
Our tradition has always been to do Christmas on Christmas in my mom’s family, so after dinner it was present time!
Well, this has been a rough week, physically and emotionally. I am so behind on everything. When I logged on tonight to check my email, I was greeted with a little email from Susan at Between Naps on the Porch to tell me I needed to look at the post I just linked you to.
I won a dish set from Noritake China! I am so excited.
Thank you, Susan for having the contest!
Merry Early Christmas, everyone!
Dusty over at Girls Love Fried Pickles has invited me to share my Christmas memories and traditions with her! I was so pleased and honored, this is my first guest post! Head over to her blog to check out what I had to say, and keep your eyes open here for the next week or so, because Dusty will be writing a special post for us here!
I know, I know! A lot of bloggers have done this all ready, but I had to jump on the DIY train. It’s so easy, affordable and they look great!
I bought two tall glass cylinders and two candlestick holders at the dollar tree. I picked out three Christmas balls I liked to stick in each one.
I used super glue to fasten the candlestick holders to the bottom of the cylinders. (Yes, I did glue my fingers together…again.) I dropped my lovely Christmas balls in and ta-da!
Total cost? $4 each! Cheap and you can use these all year. I actually plan to make a couple of more, I was so happy with how they turned out!