Merry Christmas to You

The time has come, my friends. After all the preparations and all the anticipation, the big day is here. Now it’s time to just sit back and enjoy, share in the precious moments spent with those you love most.

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It’s peaceful and quiet here right now. One last blissful moment before all is said and done. Such a perfect moment to share my last holiday greetings with you, from my house to yours.

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Of all the gifts I have been blessed to receive, all my good fortunes in life, I count all of YOU at the top of my list. The visits here with me, the sweet comments you leave in your passing, mean more to me than you’ll ever know. So thank you, all of you, for your gift of friendship. I hope I’ve been able to return the gift in kind.

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And now, before all the paper starts ripping, the last little peek of my holiday house.

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Merry Christmas!!

Happy Thanksgiving

“The thankful heart opens our eyes to a multitude of blessings that continually surround us.” James E. Faust.

On this special day, as on every day, I pause to reflect on my many blessings, for which I am continually grateful.  I have been so deeply blessed with a wonderful home and the love and support of family and friends. Could not let this day pass without saying, once again, how very thankful I am for all of YOU, for your kindness and visits, the many sweet comments you leave here, and for the friendship you share.

Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving, from my house to yours!

Audrey Pettit- Thanksgiving Home 2013

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Hello October

The day is finally here when I can say………

octoberAnd you know what that means! It’s time to let the Halloween festivities begin! So do come in, and let’s get started on my annual Halloween Haunted House Tour.

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I hope you will make yourself welcome, and stay for awhile. I have ever so many things to share with you. Step inside the door and see what surprises await.

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Here is my little front entryway table. A first happy greeting for all visitors done up in my usual mish-mash style of old mixed with new. Fine things and junk things.  Things I’ve made, things I’ve been given, and priceless treasures made by my kids over the years. Everyday items. Sticks gathered from my yard. Even trash rescued from the bin. I don’t worry if things match, or if they “go” together, or what style it is………I think that if you love something, by all means then, enjoy it.

And I hope you enjoy it, too!

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The figurines are from my ever-beloved collection of Lori Mitchell dolls. I’ve mixed a few of them here along with some vintage books and silver pieces, great everyday props that work perfectly for Halloween.

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The tree is sort of a funky, modern retro guy from Pier1. Decorated with super cheapy cheap pumpkin ornaments and one of my favorite Pottery Barn spiders.

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Prim Halloween dolls and a handpainted gourd ghost the little missy made years ago in an enamel-ware thunder bucket.

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A bat card from my mom and a pair of jacks I made last year, tucked into my old rusty kitchen scale.

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Hello cuteness.

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And also in the entryway is my wooden antique prim bench and stairway, another favorite spot for some festive cheer.

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More vintage enamel-ware. Another everyday piece I love to use in my home decor throughout the year. I filled it with recycled packaging paper and Halloween floral picks…..and a few more sticks from my yard. Never underestimate the design power of mother nature. It’s free, it’s earth-friendly, and so often completely magnificent.

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The skeleton is an amazing greeting card that my mom sent me a few years ago. How stinkin’ fun is that?

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Vintage linen and enamel-ware pot. A felt pumpkin from the thrift store and a ceramic pumpkin from the flea market. Odd bits I’ve collected over the years.

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I made the wreath myself from things my mom found on her junking adventures. A costume feather boa that Nik played with when she was wee, and a cute felt pumpkin cat garage sale wreath that was the perfect fit for on top.

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The banister is pure trash to treasure. Dollar store creepy cloth and a big strip of filler packaging paper that came in a recent shipping box, draped across the railing and tied with a bit of natural raffia. Doesn’t get much cheaper than that.

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There you have it, my friends. Just the beginning of my annual Haunted House Tour. Perhaps I’ll save the rest for another day. What do you say?

Happy 4th of July

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Popping in today to wish all my friends in the States a very safe and happy 4th of July! And sharing a few last scenes from my patriotic home, just in time for the holiday. Because you all KNOW I’ve got my home all decked out for the 4th, right?

I hope you enjoy taking a little peek!

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May your day be filled with friends, family, food, and fireworks! Hug a serviceman or woman today, and God bless the USA!

A Decorated Home- Red, White, & Blue Dining

Hi everyone! Happy 4th of July to my friends in the States! I hope you all have a very special day planned filled with family, good friends, good food, and lots of celebration. This is the first 4th of July in 18 years that I have spent on the West Coast with my family, so I am feeling very lucky today. Really looking forward to watching fireworks from this side of the continent tonight. I’m sure they’re very different from the East Coast variety. ;)

Even though I’m away, I do have my house all decked out for the holiday. So today I thought I would share a few more photos of my red, white, and blue home. I hope you enjoy! And Happy 4th of July, everyone!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Easter

Hiya Peeps! I wanted to make sure to pop in here today to wish you all a VERY joyous and blessed Easter holiday! And of course I have a few more photos of my spring and Easter decor to still share with you. Can’t let a holiday pass without my seasonal pretties. Because after all, you all KNOW I have a soft spot for the holidays.

From my home to yours

Happy Easter