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Monday, December 5, 2011

Our Living Room Christmas Tree and More Reagan Pillows



Whew! What a weekend. I had been so stressed towards the end of last week because I had to take a ton photos for a big project we have coming up soon (which I hope to tell you about in January) and had not been able to take a single one because I was so behind on so many other things. I normally can get a decent amount done when Lillie and Lola are napping and after they are in bed but I had bit off more than I could chew last week. By Friday I was feeling quite overwhelmed.  Dana finished packing up her U-Haul (she moved on Saturday, much to Lillie's distress), and came over Friday and was a huge help and then on Saturday "Miss Coach Shaver" watched Lillie for the afternoon and some sweet girls watched Lola and I was able to get just about all the shots I needed taken. I owe them all a huge thank you! Then yesterday the girls and I traveled to New Hampshire. Flying alone with two little ones is always an adventure, needless to say! So, I have to say I am glad the weekend is over and it is now Monday.

I will be sharing lots of pictures of the Christmas decorating that is finished so far tomorrow as part of Jennifer Rizzo's Virtual Christmas House Walk, but today I wanted to share with you all the tree in our living room and two of my new favorite Etsy shops!

First, is City Farmhouse. I absolutely fell in LOVE with these ornaments that Jen makes. They are rustic yet still so elegant. She sent me four and I just ordered another one yesterday I love them so much! Jen is so talented and not only are her ornaments beautiful, I was incredibly impressed with the quality, attention to detail and her lovely packaging!


My favorite thing about these ornaments is that she can personalize them for you. When Jon was growing up his grandmother made ornaments for him for each of the different basketball teams he played on (all the way through college and even the two teams he played on in Europe). I know that Jon puts up with a lot of my crazy decorating (since Lillie's party he has to duck his head every time he goes from the dining room to the kitchen to keep from getting poked by dangling branches and probably will have to until January when I finally take them down) so I wanted to do something that would be special for him yet still go with our decor so three of the ornaments have the names of the schools he has coached at with the some other significance from that place. This one says "Tribe" and "CW".
 

I am also incredibly excited about these ornaments from Kate and Co Designs. Katie just recently opened her Etsy shop and I am in love with both of the items she is currently selling. These ruffly flower balls go perfectly on our tree. Lillie loves them too! They are like soft snowballs.

 

If you have a minute I highly recommend checking out both of those lovely shops!

We kept the rest of the tree pretty simple and just added some printouts of Luke 2

and some Drummer Boy silhouettes.

It still needs some finishing touches but that will have to wait until I am back home. 


I also wanted to let you all know that we have a new color Reagan Pillow now in stock!
 


And we also have restocked this color as well! Please note that the wooden buttons on this batch are slightly different than the last batch we sold. We looked high and low for more of the original buttons we used but had no luck so had to go with something a tiny bit different.

And we are also having a little promotion this week:

I hope you all had a blessed weekend and have a lovely Monday! See you tomorrow for a tour of our home decorated for Christmas.

31 comments:

  1. The tree is really pretty Jen! Love the ruffled snowballs too. Glad you got some help, I can't imagine how you are doing it all!!

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  2. Oh my! Those ornaments are perfect with your decor and the button garland is insane!!! You can do no wrong :D

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  3. I've been waiting for pictures of your living room decorations! I don't know if you remember, but I told you a few weeks ago, jokingly, (well maybe not!), that I wanted you to post pics of your Christmas decorating so I could copy! Well, I had to ho ahead and do my own for a ladies meeting I was having here, but I sure do enjoy looking at yours! Just beautiful!

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  4. I just absolutely love your blog. I think it was your blogs style and your daughters name- I have a Lily too, that made me take the leap into creating my own blog. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and shop!

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  5. Your tree and mantle are gorgeous Jennifer~ can't wait to see the rest of your home on the tour this week!
    xo~
    Tricia

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  6. You are one busy Momma! I have a crazy week ahead, as well, but decided today was MY day =) I plan to photograph the remainder of my house for all the holiday linkies coming up, whip up a batch of browned butter sugar cookies, and then a lovely date with the sewing machine and my quilts in progress =) I hope you're able to take a Mommy day to yourself soon as well!

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  7. ps your tree is gorgeous, as I knew it would be!

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  8. those ornaments are super sweet. you have such a touch when it comes to decorating! have a nice week! susan

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  9. Jen, love your tree! You are so generous with your downloads, do you think you would have time to set up a download for Luke2? I can't get the size right, the font right, and I am very frustrated! Thanks! Candy

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  10. Jennifer your tree and home look BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the shot of the tree with the clock. Martina

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  11. your tree is so pretty and so you! pefect!

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  12. love your tree. You have inspired me to layer the burlap & a "bead" garland.
    Your blog inspires me so much. Your printed picture ornaments inspired me to do my holiday cards' picture printed on heavy paper with a ribbon to hang on the receiver's tree.
    BTW, I saw this too cute star pillow on your LR sofa...is that something you make?

    Thanks for all your inspiration!

    Heather @ greenwaylifeandhome.blogspot.com

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  13. Amazing, inspiring, beautiful! Jenni you and your family are so generous to share your lives and homes with us readers. Thank you for your posts!

    Morgan

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  14. Your tree is beautiful. I LOVE both the City Farmhouse and Kate and Co Designs ornaments. They are so rustic and elegant, how wonderful!

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  15. Thanks so much, everyone!

    Heather - The star pillow was a gift from my mother-in-law. She got it at a store called Lola Rue in Bloomington, Indiana.

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  16. The tree is so pretty! Sorry you have been so busy, hopefully things will calm down soon for you :) Can't wait to see the full house tour.
    XO
    Kristin

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  17. Your house always looks so neutral and calming and lovely. Mine is just an explosion of color because that's me. But when I look at your photos, part of me wishes I had a spot in my house that was like yours...it's just so darn appealing!

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  18. Love your color palette, everything looks so traditional and just 'finished'. I completely agree with Jenny Plumb, the neutrals are soooo lovely. Thanks for sharing with us!

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  19. Oh my what can I say..I love the ornaments and will be off to check out those two Etsy shops..Have a great week and I can't wait to see your home all done up fof Christmas..

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  20. Simply beautiful, as always! I love how you put scripture on your tree. What a great idea! --a beautiful reminder of why we celebrate Christmas. Thanks for letting us stop by. :o) Merry Christmas!

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  21. You have a beautiful xmas tree. The ornaments are stunning.

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  22. Your tree is stunning, Jennifer! Very elegant and I love your new ornaments that hold special meaning for your husband. That was so sweet of you to include those. The button garland is lovely. You are a true inspiration to all of us! Wishing you a wonderful week.

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  23. Hi Jennifer, I found your blog through MorningT. Your tree is lovely. The button garland is gorgeous and what a great craft project for the sweet girl :) thank you for sharing and love your design style!

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  24. Hi! I was wondering if you had any suggestions as to a good website would be to order Christmas cards? I just love you style, favorite blog of all time! My sis in law is a photographer and is too busy to order for me this year. I'm in a bit of a panic! :) Thanks! rosie.lingar@gmail.com

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  25. I wish I had some suggestions but to be honest I have never ordered Christmas cards online before. I have always just designed them on my own and then had them printed by OvernightPrints.com. I wish that I had some ideas for you that I could vouch for. I will say this site has some really pretty looking cards:

    http://www.peartreegreetings.com/

    I hope you have a blessed Christmas!

    Warmly,
    Jenni

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  26. May I ask where you purchesed the small Christmas wreaths you used in the girl rooms.
    Thank you!

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  27. I got them at a store called Savvy here in Williamsburg.

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  28. You always decorate your home so beautifully for the Holidays. May I ask how you keep little hands from the Christmas tree, and other low to the floor decor? I know your children are older now, but any advice for us mommies of new toddlers? My sweet little one turned 12 months last week and we racking our brains for ideas for a tree in our main room that won't become her newest toy!

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    1. Haha - it's hard and I am afraid I don't really have any advice. I am pretty sure if I tried to give any my tree would come toppling down tomorrow. =)

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