Monday, December 23, 2013

Merry Christmas!!

Well, it seems these days it has been much easier for me to pick up my phone, snap a photo and load to Instagram.  It's super easy and quick (and fun)!  So if you aren't already following me over there, you may find quicker inspiration and goings-on in the Bowlin household there.  Just search for jbowlin7.

I of course don't want to to abandon my blog so I will continue to be present here at least once a week.  And in that spirit, I dusted off my big camera today and snapped a few photos around the house.  My love of vintage will of course show, and you may be surprised to see that even in the midst of white and gray everywhere, I love a pop of red.  So here's the grand tour. . .

Our real tree with too little lights and too little anything.  I had hopes to make paper chain but it never happened.  This got cut along with my Christmas cards this year. . .


honeycomb trees from Target this year. . .


Our antique sleigh and huge sled came home with us from New York so I put them to good use. . .


Two vintage tinsel trees with only vintage gold ornaments this year. . . 

When we built our house, I lost the "TV over the mantle" battle so I have to work with it. . .




Only added a white deer to the landscape here. . .


Boxwood in drawers. . .


I LOVED this pillow from Target, had to have it. . . 

 I have had this sleigh and Santa for several years, just added some greenery to change it up a bit. . .



I stick with all natural in the sitting room. . .



 I always keep a snowglobe or two for us. . .


I am so thankful for all of you - who have read this blog, stopped by our booth, shopped our website.  For years I have been blessed to do something I love but I am more blessed by the friends I have made along the way.  I wish all of you a very Merry Christmas!  

Check back just before the New Year for all of our January Mercantile sneaks!!




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2 comments:

hobbemom said...

Love all your simple vintage decorations. It all looks so festive. Love you guys and so glad you do what you do! I don't know what I would do without you. I hope you have a very Merry Blessed Christmas!

Christy Strickler said...

Looks beautiful! Merry Christmas to you and your family!