Sunday, December 19, 2010

christmas finishing touches...

When we went to visit my fiance's family for Thanksgiving, my soon-to-be mother-in-law took me out for a fun afternoon of shopping at a some local antique and gift shops. If you're ever in Fort Dodge, Iowa make sure to stop by Fort Dodge Community Apple Orchard. They have the most darling store full of gorgeous home accessories. Plus their fudge is to die for!

I fell in love with this little guy as soon as we walked into the store. And surrounded by the beautiful silver, red and green berry swag, it's the perfect touch of Christmas on our coffee table. 

My fiance's mom pointed this out to me. This very cute skate is just the right shade to match our decor and adds a fun, winter twist to our kitchen. 

Since we live in an apartment building, I wanted to add a little personality to our front door. 

I took a $1.99 wreath from Michael's and wrapped it in a silver leaf garland with green, red and silver berries that match the swag in on the coffee table. 

Combined with our mantel, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in our house. :)

Merry Christmas to all!


Anonymous said...

You are quite the decorator! I love seeing the things that you do. Elfin Santa is such a character. He belongs in the family! I'm anxious to flea market shop in Chicago! I had so much fun when you were home-in-Iowa over Thanksgiving. Among so many wonderful qualities you are also so creative!
It's so nice to have a another woman in the family. Did I hand-pick you?
Merry Christmas to you both!

Anonymous said...


I live in Chicago and I came across your blog because I have been looking for those two reindeer that you bought from Marshalls. I have been trying to find two of the red ones and have been to 2-3 stores but can't find any. Which Marshalls in Chicago did you buy it from? I'm trying to get it for my house before Christmas, so it would be a great help if you could respond asap.


Anonymous said...


Thanks for reading! I got them at the one on Clark and Barry in Lakeview. I didn't see red but you can always spray paint. Good luck!!!

(posting as anonymous because my google acct is not working!)