It's been a while since my last post. I really need to be more vigilant with my blog but I do have a good excuse.. I promise! I have been spending my time working on the launch of my on line shop Jennifer Lynn & Co. and I am glad to say it's finally published. Whew!!! I can't tell you how glad I am glad that part is over... making my own website has been a challenge for me because I am so indecisive when it comes to how I want it to look. But after building, ripping apart and re-building several times, it is finally done. Sure it may not be as fancy as some of the other on line boutiques I have seen out there but it looks pretty darn good for being free and done by yours truly! Anyway I have been doing this and that to get it going and now that it is out there I can focus on blogging more. So...now that I filled you all in with why I have been absent on here I thought I would share some of my Christmas decorating that I was able to get done. We had a little mishap as some of our Christmas decorations along with our tree topper disappeared sometime between last Christmas and now. I am afraid that some the box got mixed in with other things we got rid of when we were cleaning out the basement. What I miss the most is the Star my husband and I bought for the top of our tree. It was our first Christmas together and the first thing we bought for our tree. I hope it found a wonderful family that will love it as much as we did!
Well all that being said ( I tend to ramble if you haven't noticed) I tried to keep it simple this year. Instead of making a mad dash out to buy new decorations that weren't in our budget, I decided to keep it simple and decorate with more of a nature inspired look. After all they say Mother Nature is the best decorator!
Lets start with the mantle (sorry the pics with full view are not that great)
Our mantle was decorated with some greenery, twigs and an apothecary jar full of silver and white ornaments
Some old books and bottles that I decorated and use for candle holders
A small rocking horse that plays Christmas carols sits in the middle of the mantle on a bed of pine with pine cones and glitter pears nestled in. He's so cute I actually leave him out all year long. He usually graces our bookshelf in the family room.
I had to leave my book page wreath up because I love it and can't bring myself to put something else up
I added a Noel banner that I made from some extra burlap coffee sacks I had stored in my craft room.
Adding a little greenery every day decor was a cheap and easy way to add some Christmas cheer
Last but not least this is our Christmas tree ~ not a lot of flash this year
but it actually sparkles a lot more than what the pictures show
I decorated it with a burlap garland and some of the clay tags I make and sell ~ good thing I made extras!
Glass ornaments that were fortunate enough to avoid the "incident" and natural accents such as pine cones and our starfish collection
Our tree sits in a galvanized tub with burlap peeking out from the top.. and that's about it.
I hope you enjoyed a peek into what Christmas looks like this year at My Vintage Bliss.
Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas and Blessed New Year!!