Good morning, sweet friends! Welcome to Sundays Life Among The Blooms! Hope you have your cup of coffee in hand (tea or favorite beverage).
Here on Sundays, I talk about random things going on over at White Lilac Farmhouse and things that stop me in my tracks.
WHAT’S HAPPENING AT WHITE LILAC FARMHOUSE
Yes, I started decorating for Christmas!
There I said it.
This week, I began to sprinkle in Christmas. All of the fall items have been packed up for next year.
I am doing something a little different with pulling out all of the Christmas decorations.
Normally, I have my husband bring up all of the Christmas containers into the dining room. I go through and pull out what I want to use. Then he hauls them all back downstairs.
The house always looks like a disaster with stuff everywhere.
So what am I doing different?
I take a large vinyl shopping bag. You know the ones that you can buy at HomeGoods. I shop my holiday decorations in my basement.
It keeps the mess contained out of sight. Now, I will have him bring up the containers with the ornaments and garlands. I will use all of these items. The rest of the 30 containers of stuff will stay in the basement to be shopped.
I plan to purge again to get my containers down.
The girls holiday scarves came in. I love the hot cocoa theme. Don’t they look cute? I got them from an online store called Frenchie Bulldog. For the past couple of years, I used their harnesses and cooling bandana for my Bostons and Frenchies. I love their quality products.
ON THE BLOG THIS WEEK
There is a tutorial on how to Create a Beautiful Vintage Inspire Bottle Brush Tree. I use all kinds of fun finds to create a one of a kind bottle brush tree. Be sure to click on the link to read more about it.
This week, I participated in a Celebrate the Holiday Christmas Blog Hop with 12 other amazing and talented bloggers. We have so many wonderful holiday ideas to give you plenty of inspiration. You can find the links in my post.
I show you How to Make 12 Christmas DIY Gift Tags. Some of them can be Christmas Ornaments for your tree.
Here is a fun and cute snowman ornament/tag that you can make with the children. You only need a few supplies. Super easy! You can find out more here.
favorite finds this week
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Here are some of my favorite finds this week. Some of the items have ordered. You will see them styled in my home for the holiday season.
BEAUTIFUL INSPIRATIONS FROM OTHERS
Here are some of my favorites inspirations this week from my blogging friends.
Are you getting ready for guests for Thanksgiving and need some ideas? Ann, Dabbling and Decorating has 15+ Ideas to Make Your Thanksgiving Decorations Joyful. I love the green pine place mats.
Look at these sweet Simple DIY Star Shaped Pinecone Ornaments from Kelly, The Tattered Pew. I am always looking for projects to make holiday decorations with free stuff from my yard. If you have pinecones in the yard, here is a darling project to make some for your holiday decor. How sweet would it to be to make with your children or grandchildren too?
My friend and fellow Marylander, Regina of Saved From Salvage made this HYGGE CHRISTMAS WREATH from salvaged items. The rustic charm of this square wreath stopped me from scrolling. I love the uniqueness of a square wreath. The handmade clay ornament along with the little white house and greenery makes it so charming.
A FEW FAVORITE RECIPES
How about this delicious salad for your Thanksgiving dinner? My dear friend, Leslie of Feet Under My Table shares her recipe for A GREAT FALL BUTTERNUT SQUASH SALAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS. I am always looking for new and delicious salad recipes.
Have you heard of Southern Christmas Candy or Potato Candy? I had not until my friend Kim, Cottage In The Mitten posted this incredible looking photo with the recipe, The Best Southern Christmas Candy. I cannot wait to give it a try!
Also, try these BEST PUMPKIN CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING from Michele, Vintage Home.
This delicious Pumpkin-Shaped Baked Brie with Jam from Leslie, My 100 Year Old Home.
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Sunday blessings to you, sweet friend!
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