Winter White Christmas Mantel

christmas decorating

  In the house upon the hill Hanging on the window sill Was a little Christmas stocking with a hole in the toe And when Santa came to call At the house upon the hill He saw the Christmas stocking hanging in the candle glow. Santa chuckled to himself As he walked across the floor To the little Christmas stocking with a hole … [Read more...]


Christmas for the Birds

birdseed ornaments - simple recipe and look great hanging from those bare branches

This year, my projects are going to the birds. So simple to make and they look amazing hanging from my bare branches. The best part, I started a new tradition with my animal loving girls. See how to make these adorable birdseed ornaments HERE.       … [Read more...]


I Dreamt of a White Christmas Tree

decorating with chalkboards

 I've pined for a white Christmas tree for years ... get it - pined (I'm performing here every Wednesday)! A pre-lit, white tree with flocking is the icing on my Christmas sugar cookie ... so when I spotted this one on Wayfair, I knew it needed a good home (mine)! The perfect tree topper for a kitchen tree. What better to stamp on a … [Read more...]


Horse Drawn Carriage White Christmas

Eclectically Vintage

Up to my eyeballs in glitter, glimmer and glitz ... unpacking bins, boxes and baubles ... so imagine my surprise, when my girls came running over shouting to look outside. Two white horses hoofing it down my street ... plumes flowing.   Cinderella couldn't have asked for anything finer. Here's to a white … [Read more...]


Five Quick Handmade Gifts Under $2

Eclectically Vintage

I'm boycotting stores this (and every) Black Friday. Instead, I'll be home with my girls, whipping up some quick handmade gifts like these. For the gal that needs some serious pampering, My homemade 3-ingredient lemon salt scrub is just the ticket to paradise. Presentation is everything so pop it in a cute mason jar and tie a vintage … [Read more...]


Floating on Air – Inflating Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Floats

Eclectically Vintage

Yesterday, we jumped on a train to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Floats being inflated. The weather was perfect, the crowds were minimal (early on) and the floats were huge. Frog legs anyone? It's a sight to behold - put it on your bucket list. Wrapping around the Museum of Natural History, and across from … [Read more...]


A Plum Giveaway!

Pick Your Plum

Black Friday is two days away ... the masses will descend upon the malls to scoop up bargains galore. While I never go near a store on Black Friday, I do love a good bargain. Pick Your Plum offers a deal of the day that can't be beat. Like these burlap baskets ... or these fabulous metal letters ... and my favorite, bakers … [Read more...]


Bring on the Bling – Metallic Pinecone Place Settings

Fall Crafts, Thanksgiving, place settings

I'm torn. I love natural, rustic things like old wooden toolboxes and chippy paint ... but I also love a bit of bling (I live in Jersey after all). How to marry the two? Why not take a standard issue pinecone (not that there's anything wrong with that) and give it some attitude. I was lucky enough to try the Krylon Premium Copper … [Read more...]


Orange Pomander Monogrammed Place Setting

Eclectically Vintage

Have you ever heard of a pomander? No, not a pompador, a pomander. It comes from the french word pomme d'ambre, apple of amber. Pomanders were used to mask odors (as you can imagine!) and ward off diseases in the Middle Ages and were made form gold, silver or even wood and filled with a spice mixture. They evolved into the clove studded … [Read more...]


Exceptionally Eclectic – Creative Chaos

Sweet Chaos Home - Eclectically Vintage

With four young boys and a huge dog running around, Carolyn of Sweet Home Chaos must find it difficult to show off her girly side. But show it off she does with a fabulous pink ottoman in her Living Room! This Bathroom is the definition of relaxation with that amazing freestanding tub as a focal point. The blue Master Bedroom has a … [Read more...]