..: Dec 17, 2011

Saturday, December 17

My Top Ten Fav Picks From MM#51 and A Christmas Tablescape

Mappy Holidays! 
Sorry I couldn't resist! But you just knew I'd have 
to use that one sooner or later, right?

It has been pretty "mappy" around here since I hit that free
motherload of maps a while back!
And as you may or may not know, I'm a firm believer in making due with what you have.
I like to "shop" my own home and use things I've had for a long time in new ways.
I like to get most of my ideas from you guys, my fellow bloggers.
And from free catalogs, like Pottery Barn. I love PB!
And I'm inspired by things in my past. My home growing up and my Grandma's house.
A little inspiration from here,

A little inspiration from there.

It's like discovering yourself through decorating.
Making your home.....
into a comfortable space.....
which encourages feelings of joy and peace....
not only at Christmas time.....
but all year long too.

I'm linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch

And now for the top ten! If you were featured this week, feel free to grab a featured button from my sidebar.


Christmas Mantel by Beachcomber

Hot Chocolate Station by Pondered Primed Perfected

Chalkboard Subway Art by Mary's Meanderings

Dictionary Page Garland by Make It Give It

24 Creative Ideas by Keeping It Simple

Simple-beaded-snowflake-ornament-tutorial (20)
Beaded Snowflake Ornament by Remodelaholic

A Whimsical Holiday Cake by A Cozy Cottage In The City

Welcome To The 51st Masterpiece Monday!

I started nice and early and I did a lot of decorating this Christmas season.
But, I haven't posted much of it.......
And very soon, it'll be time to take it all down again.
So here are some pictures of my kitchen hutch and further down, my living room buffet.

I'm linking to Sunday Blog Love at Cherished Treasures
and White Wednesday at Faded Charm

Masterpiece Monday Linky Guidelines
Boogieboard Cottage

2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy).

Have fun!