Xmas Gifts

…these are a few of my favorite things!

With much travelling ahead of us, and with what will soon be a car full of presents, I decided to keep my wrapping simple this year. I’ve come across some beautiful wrapping paper that has been difficult to pass up, but frankly, brown packing paper is so much more durable! So I sucked it up and wrapped away.

Xmas Gifts 3

Of course, I couldn’t forgo the holiday spirit! So using materials I already had, I simply tied on some bows and sporadically added a few greens and dried lavender. And voila! A dozen packages done and a dozen more to go….

Speaking of presents, my lovely and thoughtful parents recently sent my husband and I our own Christmas present. It came a bit early, and since I already knew what it was, I figured there would be no harm in opening it immediately…

Mason Jar Chandelier

A mason jar chandelier from Pottery Barn!

I think it’s absolutely adorable and adds a bit of casual whimsy to the room. I also stumbled upon some cane-back dining chairs in need of a paint job and some simple reupholstering, but once finished (after the New Year…) my dining room will be so much more my style. Dining Room 2012

As a quick reminder, here is the before….I can’t wait to share with you the after!


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