Friday, November 22

Welcome To The 151st Masterpiece Monday!

Christmas in my entryway.......

My Hubby made this swordfish years ago and last Summer I made it into a chalkboard to hang in our entryway. 

The vintage glass beads are from my childhood Christmas decorations.

I put it there because it's on the way out the door and I wanted to write reminders and etcetera on it. Which I will, after the holidays are over. For now I'm having some fun with it.

Just past the chalkboard and a little bit around a corner is my entryway/kitchen Christmas tree.

I had a roll of drywall tape, and for the life of me, I can't remember why I even have it, and used it for some tree ribbon.   

All I did, was take a sharpie and free handed my saying and used a jingle bell stamp in between sentences.

I wrote "Our Savior is Born" and trimmed one edge with wavy scissors.

I also added my dried hydrangeas and set the tree in a metal bucket.

Very easy and simple.

Next week, I'll show you my white china cupboard.....

linking to Knick Of Time Tuesday and The Scoop at The Everyday Home Blog and Nifty Thrifty Tuesday at Coastal Charm and Mod Mix Monday at Mod Vintage Life
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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 or other sales sites.)

Blessings to you!


  1. Hi Mary, what a great idea for wire top jars - hang them by their wire with candles! Loved seeing your decorations. I started decorating early this year, it just seemed reasonable for some reason. Thanks for hosting. Have a great weekend.

  2. You are so clever... drywall tape! It looks beautiful, I love that tree... :0)
    Thanks for hosting. Hope you have a great weekend and Happy Thanksgiving.

  3. Mary, I love your kitchen tree in the bucket and using drywall tape is so unique... Thank you for hosting, have a wonderful weekend... Cathy

  4. It's hard to believe that is drywall tape! I love what you did with it. Very clever!!!

  5. Lovely and warm C'mas decor, I love it! Thank you for hosting such fun party. Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Oh, I love your shark with the Christmas song written on it. So appropriate!
    Thank you for hosting Masterpiece Monday.
    There are so many great ideas featured here.

  7. Loving Christmas in your kitchen, Mary! How pretty the tree looks with the hanging mason jar lanterns:) Beautiful as always! Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for hosting! Hugs, Poppy

  8. Hi, Mary. Thanks for hosting. I love Christmas trees in the kitchen, and yours is so pretty! I like how you added to it around the bottom, inside the pail. Happy Thanksgiving! ~Zuni

  9. Mary, I love your chalkboard! Such a clever idea, and the vintage beads are very festive.
    Also love the idea of the using the roll of floating tape for ribbon. That is great! I think I'll go buy a roll to have on hand. Thanks for hosting and Happy Thanksgiving.

  10. Hi Mary, I love your chalkboard and the jars are so perfect! I would love to visit your home at Christmas - it looks so festive and magical!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and thank for hosting.

  11. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  12. I love your Christmas decor. Your tree is so sweet, love the Hydrangeas! What a great idea!

  13. Thanks for hosting, Mary! Have a lovely Thanksgiving. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse