Sweet Tea and Southern Living

Friday, December 12, 2014

Ladies Christmas Tea

Every year our church has a ladies Christmas tea. Somehow, this was the 1st year I have ever hosted a table. I wanted to do something rustic/pretty/classic. So I went with burlap, mason jars, evergreen, cranberries, log rounds, a lantern and deer antlers. 
Close up of the place setting, I used little chalkboards as the place cards. And tied the silverware and napkins with twine, a cinnamon stick and evergreen. Perfect! 

I love the way it all came together and I like the way my Christmas dishes sort of dressed it up a bit. 

Christmas Tour

If you know me at all, you know that I absolutely LOVE christmas and all that it entails! I can't wait to show you my Christmas house... Welcome! Have some egg nog and let's watch Elf!! 
Loving using real greenery this year! 
More real greenery with my christmas dishes in my hutch 
Mason jars and greenery on my kitchen window sill. 
More real greenery with my Christmas cards on them. 
The dining room tree 
Tree and mirror 
Buffet with real greenery and my great Aunts nativity set. 
The center piece is 3 vases with twine, candles, cranberries and angers on a burlap polka dot runner

Ha. My real life picture of my twins. I wanted to show my red throw and blanket with my reindeer pillow. 
Kitchen table with Christmas lights in the lantern. 
Kitchen counter 
This is the twins tree in their playroom. It's fun! 

Christmas mantle 
YES! Love this. I cut the tree down in the woods!! 
Front door wreath

 And..... Drum roll please.... The tree..... 
First time for us to have a real tree this year and I am IN LOVE with with it!!
Chalkboard ornaments I made 

More chalkboard art 
One more chalkboard! 
Outside of the house....So cheery! 

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Neat Finds!

Yard sale find....

Really cool milk glass nesting bowls for $2! 

A church down the road from me was selling these stools. So cool. I got 2 wood ones and 4 metal square tips for $20!! It's my find of the week! 

Hello There!

Thrift store shopping (a quick trip because it is so cold here today!) 
I found this cute little set (5 small plates and creamer) 
I also got these $2 for the box, I figured I would use them in a hurricane or lantern to decorate for Christmas!!! 

On another note, I was in a store the other day and saw this. 
I love fresh greenery, especially for Christmas and especially magnolia. How simple (and basically FREE) is this swag? 

Speaking of "fresh". I had a man cut me some log rounds to use as chargers in my dining room this year. 
He charged me only $20 for 12! Can't beat that right?? The ones at hobby lobby were $15 a piece! 
I made these the other day (chalkboards). I think I'm going to use them on my tree. They cost me hardly anything to make but chalk paint takes many coats!! Ugh. Oh well. I'm happy with the outcome. 

We are getting a real tree this year and doing a lot more of a rustic/ natural feel. I can't wait!!! 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Baby Free Yard Sale Day!

 It was a very successful, baby free 3 hours this morning! Check it....
An entire white, quilted bed set (shams, duvet cover with comforter, and a bed skirt) for $12!! 
I got this sweet plate for $1 plus 8 tea cups and saucers for $1 a piece.  

$1 for both 

Old crate. $2 

Mudpie picture frame $2 

Crocs $1 

There is a monogram shop near my house that was having a sidewalk sale and today everything was $1!!! Whaaaat!? 

Even some of their tervis tumblers. This one is perfect for Grace! 
Stickers. $1 each
Kids sweatshirts. $1 each 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Yard Sale Success

Yay for yard sale success! The first 3 pictures are from yesterday and the last 2 are from this morning! Yippee! 
All of this for $10! 
Smocked dress for $2
Puzzles all for $3 
Finally something for me! Down, feather pillow $5 and candle (big fat one) $.50
Then all of this for $2.