Thursday, December 8, 2011

~ Christmas Decorating ~ part 2

Well this has been a fairly rough week...a few days ago our oldest son's apartment was broken into...they smashed through a window to get in and they took his Playstation, all of his controllers, all of his games, even rented ones that I'm sure he's going to be liable for...along with a watch, and other small belongings...they dumped his dirty clothes onto the floor to put everything in the laundry bag he uses to transport his clothes to be laundered in then left through the door which they left open...then a couple of nights ago while driving to get a pizza, youngest son was hit from behind and his car sustained quite a bit of damage...thankfully he was not hurt! we have had a good strong dose of reality these last few days and it bites!

Onto more pleasant thoughts...I am calling my Christmas decorating done for this year and wanted to share with you a few more pictures...

this doll was made by Betty of Squarenails, I have had her for a few years now and bring her out this time of year:the ditty bags hanging on the cupboard door were made by Marilyn of Thistlebrooms Primitives:got a new ceiling fan for the living/family room...the finish is called Aged Iron and even though ceiling fans are not prim, at least the finish on this one fits in better LOL:I was really hoping that my new tin sconces would be here by now...this is what they will look like only electrified:they will replace these sconces and this is my mantle dressed for Christmas:
make-do chair area all decorated...the chair was made by Pat of Olde Bittersweet Farm...the little tree and the wool garland are from my shoppe...the stocking is from Carol and Karen of The Bean House Store and there are a couple Jackie Schmidt dolls hanging on the rack:breakfast nook is looking festive with the Seven Snowballs table square reversed to its red side for Christmas:this is on one of the end tables...just about everything is from my shoppe:other end the bowl are the wax jingle bells that I sell:now look at my special Christmas snowman...isn't he lovely?...he was handmade and gifted to me by my dear friend Karen of Olde Cottage Primitives:I also wanted to share with you a purchase I recently's this sweet little holly hooked mat made by Stephanie of Old Colony Primitives:
...I like to have something to set my jar candles on to make sure the heat doesn't damage the table and have begun a collection of little hooked rug mats!...I purchased another one a month or so ago from Stephanie that has a kitty on it which I'm saving for after Christmas decorating...I'll show you that one at another time, it's sooo cute!...when I received my hooked mat from Stephanie, she included this precious Christmas pinkeep with a heart on it as a gift!...I was so tickled!...I've placed it in the bowl with the pinkeep I made:and speaking of Old Colony Primitives, I wanted to show you this totally awesome fowl rack that Art made:...I have wanted an antique one for quite some time and was waiting for the right one to come along but when I saw this one I had to have it! looks so old don't you think?...he even used old iron hooks!...I've always loved the way Linda (Behind My Red Door) has a candle rod hung slanted on her's so now I have done the same thing...this fowl rack is in a wall grouping in my newly redecorated kitchen:...the lovely checkerboard was made, a year or so ago, by Kath of The Olde Weeping there now you have a sneek peek of the kitchen! next blog post will have the kitchen pics :)

That's going to do it for this time...enjoy the weekend and have fun shopping!


Karen ~ Life In A Primitive English Cottage said...


Love, Love, Love, that Fowl Board!! Am waiting on a tobacco basket to hang from mine, made by Pam of Primitive Basketcase. The new ceilig Fan is great, it fits in with your prim look now!

So pleased you like your Snowman, he looks right at home sat in that chair!

Happy Holidays my dear friend!


earlene said...

Everything looks fantastic and I love your cupboards!
Happy Holidays!

Raymond Homestead said...

Cozy Christmas!

HomeSpunPrims said...

I'm so sorry about both of your son's incidents this week. That makes for a very tough week for your family.

Love your pictures! Your hand-mades from Art and Stephanie are wonderful! They do the best work. I'm privileged to own a piece from each of them also. The fowl rack does look like an antique piece. Wish I had a place for one. Your new fan fits right in and your new sconces will look awesome when you get them. Thanks for sharing more pics Janet. It's always a pleasure to visit. Hugs, Lori

Lee Hill Primitives said...

My friend, You have of the most beautiful home in the blogland. Really, you deserve to be in a magazine... APP girls check it out. Love everything. The snowman and the fowl rack are amazing.

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

I am so sorry to hear about the break-in and accident. It is so hard to see our kids go through those rough times. I am glad they are both safe though!!

Everything looks wonderful Janet!! That hooked mat is to die for and I can't wait to see the kitty one too!

Ceiling fans (faucets, sinks, toilets and more) are certainly not prim so we just have to find the best solutions we can and I think you did just that. That looks great.

Your fowl rack is awesome!! It looks VERY old! It was worth waiting for.

I hope the weeks leading up to Christmas are good ones for you and your family and that YOU get snow my friend! Bug hugs!!

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Beautiful! Just Beautiful!

Carmen and the Primcats

ctlogcabin said...

Janet ... so sorry to hear about the boys troubles it would be bad at any time of the year ... but really stinks so close to Christmas.
Love all the pics everyting looks so good and homey the first picture with all the red is so sweet !!! You new pin keep is adroable, and M's ditty bag oh I Love them both !!
Big Hugs ~~ Connie xox

Jackie said...

Your home is beautifully decorated. TFS.
So sorry to hear about your son. I am glad he is okay. The stolen goods can be replaced and the thieves won't benefit much from them since they were stolen.

Penny said...

Wow -- your home is just beautiful! Love your Christmas decorating.... and that fowl rack is just the best!!

Sorry to hear about the break-in and the accident your sons were involved in. That's some scary stuff, and definitely a reality check. I'm sure you were all shaken up, but glad that no one was hurt in either incident.

Hope you have a great weekend.....

Loretta said...

Oh Janet you have so many wonderful pieces I don't know which one I want to comment on first. Okay the sconces will look amazing over your fireplace!!! What a difference they will make! The fowl rack.......I have always loved Linda's and yours is just beautiful too! The little tree in the can next to the Squarenails doll is so cute. Do you sell those? Your hooked mats are simply wonderful! Your new fan will bring you hours of comfort when those hot summer days return. I know how much you love the heat. LOL Everything looks great!!! Hugs

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Janet~ gorgeous prim decorating~ so inviting~ warm & cozy~
Love the fowl rack!!

•♦•©The Olde Weeping Cedar •♦• said...

Oh sorry about all that's happened with the boys. I'm glad they're ok, tho!

One word for the rest: FABULOUS!!!

OMG--the fowl rack is a gorgeous piece!
I love everything, Janet! ♥♥

Kitty said...

The rack Art made is gorgeous!! And you have decorated it perfectly prim! Love what else you've done with your Cmas decos, you sure have that prim knack! love it!

Green Creek Primitives said...

Hi Janet, Love all your displays, really like the area with the makedo chair, your cabinets are filled really with neat prim items. But the fowl rack is fantastic, great job, really looks like an old piece. Can't wait to see more of your decorating. Vicky

basketsnprims said...

Janet ~ I love everything you have done. The fowl rack Art made is gorgeous. I love their work and their home is gorgeous. You have everything displayed perfectly. Thanks for sharing. The new sconces will be perfect.

Wendy/TheCozyYellowHouse said...

Janet, I love your home, thank you for sharing!!:0)

annie said...

So sorry for the difficulties with your sons, no one can explain a thief. They are beyond it! Also I hope your other son has no lasting ill effects from the car.
As usual your photos are just stunning, I love seeing your decorating.

Anonymous said...

So sorry to hear about the string of bad luck your family has gone through..But your photos are beautiful and I love the prim look of your home..

T.F.C. Folk Art said...

Love all of your Christmas decorating Janet!! Merry Christmas to you & yours! ~Jackie