Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Winter Fun!

During our "snow week" we had an early spring cleaning and spruced the house up for winter.  We had some fun with pinecones, lacy cedar branches from our backyard and snowflake ornaments bought after Christmas!

We used this beautiful white porcelain bird display for Shanley's graduation party.  Mom "loaned" it to us and I have sort of hijacked it...Jennifer, I promise I am taking care of it!
I added it to the dough bowl with pine cones, cedar and the previously mentioned inexpensive snowflakes!

Just "artfully" displayed serving items on the buffet in the dining room...

I  found this beautiful plate at Marshall's for $4.00-love it!

This beautiful blue bird candle piece came from Cracker Barrel-they already have all of their Spring items out!  I can't resist blue birds!!

The off white knit stocking was $5.00 at Hallmark after Christmas.  The bird and the nest came from Michael's.

We left the glittered trees and houses on the mantle and scrapbooked a page using a vintage postcard (downloaded from Google images and printed on white cardstock).

Another find after Christmas-the Let It Snow sign was 90% at Hobby Lobby.  Wow!

Another plate for just a few dollars from Marshall's.

Yet, ANOTHER great plate from Marshall's...

My mom gave me all of the beautiful mercury glass items for Christmas.  Aren't they beautiful?
I thought I would throw this in-I found this lamp at Marshall's for Shanley's apartment at Auburn.  I loved it and the longer she takes to come home and get it, the less likely it will be hers!  I can think of three different places I would LOVE to have this lamp.  Shanley, are you reading this?!

This is also the afghan that I found for Shanley's apartment after Christmas for $14.00.  Auburn Orange.  War Eagle!!


  1. Julie your home is BEAUTIFUL! I love all of these vignettes and you MUST link these up to some parties - I insist! I love all of it - the birds, plates..all SOOO pretty! If that lamp is still there this weekend it might not be after I leave! love you -Jen

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