A BIT O’ PICKIN’ & SOME DECORATING.

Well hello and I hope everyone had an excellent weekend! I spent my weekend picking up a few things for my new space over at Greenwood Antiques (more on this below…) and, of course, finally picking out and decorating the Christmas tree. I’m not quite finished with the latter – I’ll be adding a few handmade pieces throughout the week – but the lights, the bulbs, and ribbon are on and my home officially feels like Christmas. Hallelujah!

But, back to Greenwood! Greenwood Antiques has a bit of a Old Lucketts Store feel, but without the fan base….(yet!). It’s located on a beautiful country road with views of the mountains galore, and wineries and orchards located just around the corner (pictures coming soon). It’s quite heavenly, actually, so if you find yourself in the Charlottesville area, I highly suggest that you stop on by – 7572 Greenwood Station Rd., Greenwood, VA. I’m sharing a space with a friend that has her own fabulous pieces (I will have my portion of the space up and running in January) and we’d love to see you! Here are just a few things I managed to pick up over the weekend that you will soon find in my space…

Antique Finds 1

An old industrial arrow, and some iron (and incredibly heavy!) horse heads.

Antique Finds 2

Yet another industrial piece and a chippy green wire basket!

Antique Finds 3

A concrete foo dog (don’t you just LOVE foo dogs??!) and industrial iron letters.

I also picked up a couple of furniture pieces that I’ll be refurbishing soon.

Now, onto Christmas! I wanted to keep things fairly simple this year, and went with a white, gold, and silver theme, with a few birds thrown in there for good measure:

Tree

(I’ll be adding a handful more bulbs and some handmade vintage sheet music ornaments…)

Unfortunately, the twinkle is lacking in this daytime photo, but you’ve got yourself the gist of it!

Tell me, have you managed to get your tree up and fully decorated yet?

SHARING THE LOVE…HOLIDAY STYLE!

In the midst of holiday decorating, I thought I’d share with you a bit of inspiration…

This tree over at Thrifty and Chic is so simple and elegant. I love all white décor and am always envious of those that can pull it off. Unfortunately, with a little dog that just loves to get dirty, any white décor I have tends not to stay white for long! joy to the world

Trish over at Uncommon Designs created this adorable mantle piece using stained pallet wood, paper mache letters from JoAnn’s, and umbrella lights from World Market. And the burlap banner and stockings – oh my! You can find the full post here.

With $15 and hundreds of old ornaments on hand, Virginia over at Live Love DIY put together this fantastically frugal tree. Head on over to her post for a full tutorial!

Speaking of ornaments, this fabric covered ball was created by Whitney at Shanty to Chic. All you need as an ugly Christmas tree ornament, fabric of your choosing, a glue gun, twine, and ribbon. Viola – a brand new ornament!

And lastly, this no sew ruffled tree skirt is right up my alley! Get the full tutorial over at The Happier Homemaker.

Happy decorating!

ps…to really get yourself in the holiday decorating spirit, you can watch this video of Bo inspecting the White House holiday décor! (found over at Jess in Belgium).