Snow Covered Christmas Tree

E wanted a real Christmas tree this year so we brought one home this week.  It makes the house smell so wonderful I think it might be our new standard.  I decided to keep it simple and only add a few clear ornaments, which I already had, and decorate it with hand-cut white paper snowflakes.  I cut a few new ones each night so by the 25th, we should be having a White Christmas even though we’re in Florida. 😉

Verdibou Simple Christmas Tree

Tuesday’s Treasury {Christmas Decor}

So much cuteness in this Christmas treasury by Vanessa Sicotte!

‘Christmas decor’ by vsicotte

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!


Red Burlap Christmas Stockin…

$87

Advent Calendar Bags – Chris…

$34.99

custom christmas stocking : …

$15

Holiday Wreath – Christmas, …

$85

Wooden Christmas Ornaments K…

$18

Mistletoe Holiday Garland. H…

$45

Set of three geometric ornam…

$46

Joy Christmas Phone Case – i…

$26.5

Vintage Shiny Brite Ornament…

$12

Pair of Vintage Christmas De…

$42

Reindeer antlers pillowcase …

$14

Christmas Pillow,Merry Chris…

$28

Felted Ball Christmas Garlan…

$24

Scandinavian Christmas Ornam…

$12

Woodland Moose Christmas Orn…

$26

Large Homespun Red and White…

$28

Color Talk {The Purple House}

For the past year, E and I have been tackling small projects around the house and it is finally starting to come together (at least the exterior, that is).  I’m hoping to “reveal” the backyard/deck transformation in a coming post very soon.  But first, I thought I’d share our most recent update, which was having a fresh coat of paint put on the house.

E had the house painted about 7 or 8 years ago, a nice “eggplant” purple but after years in the Florida sun, it had started to fade (especially in the backyard where it gets direct sunlight throughout the day).  So, the once eggplant house had turned into more of a burgundy/brown color and was looking a little sad.

Instead of keeping the purple toward the red side of the spectrum, I thought a nice deeper shade toward the blue family would really brighten things up and add some pizzazz.  The color is Behr’s Eclectic Purple.  Bold and Beautiful.  Here are a few peaks.

(More photos and projects to come in the next few weeks)

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Verdibou_Behr Eclectic Purple_Front Porch

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Unconventional Gift Boxes for the Holidays

Since the gift-giving season is upon us, I’ve been re-imagining some of our Verdibou finds as gift boxes.  Although I love wrapping gifts in beautiful decorative papers with ribbons and bows, I also feel guilty because all that paper just ends up in the garbage!  I like the idea of just putting a ribbon on a gift or putting it in a re-usable gift bag.  But for that extra-special person, wouldn’t it be fun to have two gifts in one?  I’m thinking a cigar enthusiast would love opening this vintage stogies box to find a special present inside.  And then, the box can be used as storage for small keepsakes afterwards or some other purpose.  What do you think?  Do you have any ideas for other unconventional gift boxes?

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