Friday, November 14, 2014

Prepping for Christmas

Hi friends,
I've been working on some pre-Christmas stuff.
Pottery Barn had this darling throw on clearance a couple of winters ago.

I wanted some gray plaid to coordinate with it.
Joann's had some.

In a complete serendipitous moment, I chose almost an exact match.

They also had this darling sweater pillow for 50% off $29.99.
So cute. It's perfect for the chilly weather that arrived.

The leaves are too pretty to put away yet. 
It won't be long until these are replaced with cedar. 

I've been working on getting the guest beds dressed for Christmas. 
I've searched in every trunk, drawer and armoire for all the plaids and throws we have. 
Finally, these little birdhouses got a coat of white and some glitter. 
A quick trip up to Hobby Lobby will yield some smaller greens and some artificial snow. These will go on my cardinal tree in the garden room. 

What are you up to?
Are you prepping for Christmas?
It's Friday! 


  1. Your wonderful plaids and sweater pillow speak of coziness and warmth for these chilly nights!
    Mary Alice

    1. Thanks, Mary Alice. It is really chilly here all of a sudden. It feels like December not November.

  2. I have that same throw from Pottery Barn! It's my favorite this time of year. I like how you made some other pillows with some coordinating fabric. I just got a new Joanne's store up near me. It's nice to have more craft stores to shop at.

    1. I love that throw but they haven't had any plaid ones since that got discontinued. Have fun shopping at Joanns's I can't wait to see your Christmas decor. Have you started decorating yet?

  3. Yep, I've been prepping. I painted my mantel. It was oak... and orange. Fine for fall but I just couldn't put my Christmas decor on it. So I finally painted it! I LOVE the plaids and that sweater pillow is a must have! Have a good night Katie.

    1. I can't wait to see your mantel. It was a happy day when I finally did ours! Thanks for stopping by.

  4. I've been listening to Christmas music and practicing with the church choir for programs. Does that count for preparing? I do plan on getting out the Christmas decorations this week and getting the outside things up. I really like the plaid, makes it all so cozy.

    1. I've been listening to a little Christmas music too. I got the trees down to assess the situation. Other than that I've been pinning for inspiration. Thank you, Ann. Have a great week.

  5. It's a pretty throw, Katie, and it seems like someone else is enjoying it on your chair! Your birdhouses are so cute!