Christmas Welcome

I can’t believe that it has been 2 months since I have last blogged. Time sure does fly. I have had a great time decorating my cottage for the holidays. I really wanted something different in my new home so I spent several months remaking my Christmas decor to fit my cottage and my new-found happiness. It’s amazing what a little paint, glitter and glue can do to make a huge impact. So if you want a fresh new look for your home this holiday season for pennies read on . . .

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My children’s old sled that was their fathers when he was small.

Welcome to Shabby Lane Cottage! The entrance to the cottage is a fun welcoming sight. I am totally a blue and white girl and I really embraced it this year for Christmas. Now, there is a color that I do not use very often in my decor and that is red, I have added touches of it through out my home this year. (It’s a long story why red is not one of my favorite colors)

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Shades of blue and a touch of red welcome you to my home.

If there was a little snow it would make this front entrance so charming but I am not rushing the winter season. lol  Today’s post will be about decor for your doors that welcome visitors in.  Continue reading

Country Cottage Fall Decor Ideas!

Welcome to Anne’s Attic – design!  My attic (my attic being my mind that never stops creating)  is chock full of ideas today.  My sweet little Shabby Lane Cottage is ready for Fall and ready to help inspire you to decorate your home for pennies.  Continue reading

Summer Decor Changes

This has been an amazingly beautiful summer. Living on the side of a beautiful mountain range in the  North Salt Lake (Bountiful) area is a wonderful place to be. I love having the change of the seasons. I think that is what is most appealing to me about living here. Continue reading

A Romantic Christmas

Welcome everyone to the Creative Christmas linky party!  How fun is this to get to inside of everyone’s home at Christmas time. I love going for a drive and looking at the home’s that are already for Christmas. I love seeing their Christmas tree shinning through the front windows, and often wonder what it must look like inside. Continue reading

Shopping Your Home for Valentine Decor

Hello again, junk’n fanatics, home decor connoisseurs and those that just love to make their home as beautiful and inviting as can be! :))

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First of all I just want to remind you of “Grow Your Blog” still going on at 2 Bags Full.com, stop by and get all the links to great new blogs and bloggers around the world. REMEMBER that there is still time to leave a comment on my blog and this enters you in the drawing for the beautiful parrot I am giving away to some one very lucky!  The winner will be announced on February 15, 2015. In celebration of the Grow your Blog party! Make sure that you stop back to see if your the winner! 

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Isn’t he beautiful! He will be flying to your home soon!

On to the business at hand. I want to share some of the very easy peasy Valentine decor ideas that I use in my home. All of the items that I am sharing I already have had on hand. I’ve used many of them for Christmas decor, or just everyday decor. All I did was shop my house for them.

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I have been hording a huge bag of dried roses. Then I thought why not make some wreaths out of them. These were the simplest thing to make. I took old wire coat hangers, and strung the rose heads on them, I twisted the two ends of the wire together and added lace. I could have as easily made a heart but I liked the look of the circle. The one above is has a bit like potpourri.

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Here is a larger one done in pink roses.

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A white one hangs on my reindeer.

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If I had more wire hangers and roses I think that I would have made them all day. Some of the roses were very fragile so be careful if you decide to make one they are pretty fragile.

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As I was shopping my home for Valentine decor I came upon my old paperback book (I was gifted this from Santa when I was a young girl)  “LOVE STORY” I add some twine on it and now its an art piece!

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I’ve had this old wooden heart for years. After my grandmother passed I was given some old scrape books of hers and in one of them I found this card that was given to her by my parents for Valentines Day in 1950, it even had writing on it by my Mom. I took it apart and glued it on the front of the heart with hodgepodge. Now its preserved for ever.

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My rusty bucket hold a piece of burlap with a few wooden hearts that my son Dane made for me when he was in Shop. I have used these hearts forever and this year I painted them and added some pretties.

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Here one hangs from a basket.

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I added some lovely sheet music.

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Tucking in a wooden heart into a display makes any display become a  Valentine vignette.

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Here I just shopped my jewelry box to decorate one of my manikin’s.

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I scattered a few great rusty hearts around.

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I made these piggies when I was 18! They hang next to a tissue paper heart garland.

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Last but not least I put out some scrabble tile words that describe Valentines Day. This one sits on my work bench, reminding me of my passion for decor, and family!

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Have fun with Valentine decor it really doesn’t take much to add this lovely holiday into your home. 

((Warm Hugs))

Jo

 

Pom Poms!

Welcome! I have never been one to follow the in crowd but when I see something over and over again that is really cute I just have to try it. That’s what I have been doing with Pom Poms, those cute little fuzzy balls made of yarn. They are everywhere so I just had to make some for myself. I have made many pom poms in the past but they have been for snow hats or slippers, and to tell you the truth I had a ball making them (pun intended). Anything for the home decor cause, right!

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I decided to make a wreath and two garlands. White was my choice of color.  Got to have things match, right!

I used a large foam wreath base, two steins of yarn, and hot glue.

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I used a piece of cardboard to wrap the yarn around, you can also use your fingers if you choose. I wanted them pretty fluffy so I wrapped them full.

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The I carefully pulled the yarn off of the cardboard and wrapped a piece of yarn around the middle several times and knotted it three times.

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After that I cut through both ends of the yarn and fluffed it up and I had a pom-pom.

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I glued three rows of pom poms on the wreath form, one around the outer side, one row in front and one row in the inside of the form base.

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There you go I had myself a darling fluffy pom-pom wreath in less than an hour. I put a cute cardboard heart in the middle. How perfect is this for these winter months, it really fits right!

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For the garlands I just threaded them on some of the yarn and WA LA, so cute hanging in my kitchen window.

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I also made one for my book case, it adds a little fuzzy to my sitting room. This was such a fun, fast, easy project that didn’t cost a lot. The only thing that was very expensive was the wreath form, if you don’t want to buy one use and old grapevine wreath, or even some heavy cardboard cut in the shape of a wreath or string the pom pom’s on a wire hanger. You can make these in any color, my grand-kids have put their orders in for pink, green and blue, imagine that. LOL

Have a great start to your week and if you decide to make pom poms let me know how they turned out for you, I always love comments.

((Warm Hugs))

Jo

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