Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Starting!!!!

Hi Everyone.
Yep! I am thinking about getting the Christmas Decor started.  I have my annual Girlfriend Charity Party the first Friday in December and I have a lot to prepare for this special night so the earlier I get my Christmas decor done the better.

My daughter hosts Thanksgiving so that gives me the freedom to start my decor early.

I wanted to give you a sneak peak at something I just got from a show my friend and I went to recently.

I am going to add some red to my whites for Christmas.  I am excited to work with the traditional reds added in this year.

Remember my $2.79 table clothes I found on clearance.  Well.......

Yep I sewed them into some Christmas Panels for the dining room.  I can sew a straight line with my sewing machine so two straight lines you you have yourself a nice checked Christmas Panel.

This is a cute pillow I got at Christmas at the Farm show I recently went too with a friend.  I loved that some of the proceeds went to help animal shelters.

Adding some traditional red to my whites this year.






So there is a sneak peak as I start to get my Christmas Decor Started!!!! Have you started to think about your Christmas Decor yet?
Enjoy the week.

Ughh!!!  We could see a little bit of this stuff this week too!




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58 comments:

  1. I love your new Christmas pillows. I am going to start my decorating soon.

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  2. What a cute pillow! And great job on the panels - don't ever say you can't sew, girl. We know better!

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  3. I love how you added red to decorate your home:) Looks lovely!!!

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  4. I really LOVE the red and white checked curtains you made. Red looks so good against all of your white! I'm looking forward to seeing what you do this year. That is the cutest pillow you bought too. I just saw on the news that you were going to get hit with some freezing weather soon. I know you're dreading it. Now, that ought to put you in the Christmas spirit even more! We are supposed to get much colder too, but no snow.

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  5. I don't use red in my house, but it is gorgeous in yours! Those tablecloths made perfect Christmas curtains and your pillow is simple and sweet. Red is my BFF's color, so I go over and enjoy it at her house during the holidays. I can't wait to see the rest of your decor for the holidays...you have started a peppermint wonderland!

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  6. Kris, You know you are making us crazy...teasing with your little bits of décor. I think the red is going to look wonderful. I do not want any winter till Feb. then be gone in March. LOL. Blessings, stay warm, xoxo,Susie

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  7. Great job, Kris. You are thinking red and I am thinking maybe I WON'T do red this year because I have done it for so long....oh- who am I kidding? lol I have too many reds to NOT do red. lol
    Your curtains look marvelous and I love the bits and pieces you have already. Hope you have a wonderful day-in spite of the crappy snow!! We have freezing rain this morning...what fun!!!! xo Diana

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  8. Red is such a cheerful colour!! I love those curtains!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    we got the snow here yesterday... sigh. roll on spring!

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  9. I bought all they had Kris!! Haven't decided what I was going to do with them yet? lol!! You have such a wonderful way with white so I am excited to see your gingham added in. Looks absolutely beautiful what you have shown us :)

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  10. love that fun red check, Kris. can't wait to see your Christmas dining room!

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  11. Kris, I always love a touch of red with white-so pretty!! You did a great job on those curtains, and that pillow is adorable!
    We're supposed to get super cold this week with maybe some of the white stuff, too-yuck! :(
    Susan

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  12. Well, if nothing else, that snow is putting everyone in the mood for Christmas! I love the red and white stripe theme you've got going there. So pretty, especially like the pillow!

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  13. I haven't started any Christmas decor yet but I love how yours is going. The red looks great with all the white and you did a great job on the curtain. That pillow is fabulous and goes great with all of your "junk". Looking good!

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  14. Kris,
    I would love to start decorating my home for Christmas, but first it needs a really good deep clean...so off to cleaning I go! Your tablecloth curtains turned out great and that pillow is super cute.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  15. Love love love that you are adding some traditional red to your Christmas this year Kris!... although I love seeing everyone's whites, I have to have color in my life... and I have always used traditional Christmas reds and greens, along with my lifetime of vintage Christmas ornaments... your checked panels are gorgeous and I love your little pillow... xoxo... Julie Marie

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  16. Yes!! Come to the other side and add that red in there. :) I can't live without it!

    I love what you are doing so far. You can keep the snow...just saying. No thanks. Once a year in January is good for me.

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  17. I'm doing red, white and silver this year for my Christmas decor! Love how your curtains turned out! That is so cool that you have a girlfirend party that raises money for others!
    We didn't that much snow, mostly COLD!
    warmly,
    deb

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  18. I am going to love seeing your red and white this year. Looks like you have gotten a good start. xo Laura

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  19. Hi Kris,
    Yup to the Artic blast for Philadelphia too - to arrive in a few days! I love red and white at Christmas and your introduction of red for Christmas is exciting. Your panel turned out great and pillow is oh so cute! I love ticking fabric and checks! I am staging a couple Messengers vignettes for my post next week and so yes I have a Christmas/wintertime theme starting to appear. But most will not be started until Thanksgiving week. Your tease for you Christmas decor has certainly perked my interests! It's going to be a fun reveal.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  20. Kris...sorry for not getting by more often! It's so great you start decorating early. I plan to as well. I can't keep waiting to get the darn tree!! We still get a fresh one and it feels odd to decorate until the tree comes around the 10th.

    Love the curtains...how cute!! I'm adding some red and green to my family room, I have white slipcovered furniture in there so I can do what I want. I found some great priced pillows and throws at Homegoods. Let the fun begin! :)

    Jane x

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  21. I love the red Kris! I can't wait to see more. I took down some of my fall decor today... I have no clue or direction for my Christmas theme this year... I NEED inspiration. About to go to pinterest LOL!

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  22. I LOVE LOVE how your adding pops of red to all your white Kris it's going to look beautiful!! Can't wait to see more! Love that cute pillow and of course I love the bufffalo check curtains!

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  23. I love the red and white, Kris! I used red and white check tablecloths as curtains last year too...and I think I will use them again this year. Can't wait to see more of what you do. Looks great so far!!

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  24. I have actually begun to plan my Christmas décor for this year. I still have my fall stuff up but am thinking I will get started on Christmas next week. Your red/white will be beautiful, I'm sure! Since Red IS my color, it is always prominent in my décor all year long :) Blessings, Cindy

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  25. I love the curtains! I have been searching for red and white checked tablecloths at a good price so I could do the same thing, but haven't found them yet. Maybe they will still have some at my Steinmart if I'm lucky. I adore red and white! I can't wait to see more of your Christmas decor!

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  26. I love the red you're bringing in with the curtains! And what a steal of a deal too! Red looks especially good against the white. Love the pillow too and how nice that it helped out an animal shelter. :)

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  27. I love your the curtains and the pillow is very beautiful. My Christmas tree will be red and white and some other decors in my home.
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  28. I just bought some ribbon today for my Christmas tree. It has all the names of Jesus on it. I love it!! Your curtains are gorgeous. You cannot beat red and white checks!

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  29. Can't wait to see all your lovely red decorations Kris! x Julie

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  30. The red is just the perfect touch! I love it! I can sew a straight line and not much more with my sewing machine as we'll. lol

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  31. I love your new reds added to your whites and looking forward to you sharing as you plan for your special party! Love the curtain panel out of the red and white checkered tablecloth also. Nancy

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  32. We think alike. I am thinking about adding some red to my white this year. Fun! Fun! I love the pillow and the curtains.

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  33. I LOVE your curtains. They are darling. I hope you leave them up at least through valentines day.

    xo Danielle

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  34. LOVE the addition of the red and white! Can't wait to see the rest of your decorating!! I have started a little bit too :)

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  35. Loving the splashes of red in your decor Kris. I actually have been thinking about decorating but that hasn't transferred into doing it yet lol. You are getting me motivated though.

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  36. Love the red check...perfect for Christmas time. Can't wait to see more.
    ~Cindy

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  37. I love the red and white check and with your white it is going to be stunning. The drapes look really good. Anxious to see your Christmas decor. Red is really in this year. Was talking with a designer on Saturday and he said red is really big this year. So I will be in style with my red sectional and Christmas decor. Yea. I have been mulling over some ideas, but have to get 7 wreaths finished for a customer and then I hope to have Thanksgiving week to decorate.
    Stay warm as it looks like your going to get a cold spell.
    Mary

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  38. Your panel turned out great, Kris! I love it and I can just picture your home with the red and white this year. I can't wait to see more. I have no idea what I'm doing yet.

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  39. I love the red and white, and can't wait to see what you do with it all. I sure wish I would have found that great bargain :)

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  40. darling curtains, kris--see you can sew:) love the 25 on the cute pillow, too! try to stay warm!

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  41. You're so smart! And the red and white looks so cheery for winter. I can't WAIT to decorate! I might start any time! heehee! Hugs, Diane

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  42. It's going to be perfect....I just know it! Sometimes it's good to shake things up a bit. It's funny you are adding the cheery red. When I did my booth yesterday which has a french country vibe I did add in some bright red.....just a touch... a sweet red and black buffalo checked bear and a bright red reindeer pillow. I sure hope that white stuff is not around when I come up there. :) xoxo

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  43. Love it Kris, perfect touch. That pillow is so pretty. I have my ideas ready to go Friday after Thanksgiving

    Cindy

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  44. Kris, I just have one word. PERFECTly lovely!! Those are great curtains and I think your home will be so festive with the addition of red..Happy Wednesday..Judy

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  45. I really love that 25 pillow- might have to make myself one.

    I want to decorate for Christmas, but we have Thanksgiving at our house this year so it will have to wait until the day after Thanksgiving.

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  46. Well you know that this red lover is pleased as punch!! I haven't started yet, but oh the thoughts are brewing in my head! lol! I love mixing things up a little each year so I've been thinking about what changes I want to make, I have a pillow with 25 on it that will be new to me this year also. I bought the kit and hadn't got around to make it so I gave it to my cuz to finish for me. She gets bored now and then and is looking for something to do.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  47. I don't start decorating for Christmas until after Thanksgiving usually. This year I am just not ready for the holidays.....I need more time to prepare mentally! LOL....Anyways, love your touches of red you are using this year. The red checked curtains are going to be so cheery! Can't wait to see it all :o)
    ~Des

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  48. I love your tablecloth curtains so fun! I am an after Thanksgiving decorator, and we got snow too, ugh is right!

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  49. I love your curtain. So pretty. I have done some crafting but nothing is out yet. Did you get snow? It's chilly here! I pulled out the fleeces and boots. Stay warm.

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  50. Love your new additions to your Christmas decor!! Can't wait to see it all!
    Kathleen

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  51. Loving the pops of red showing up at your place, Kris. Definitely looking festive. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!
    Have fun with your holiday decorating.
    Smooches.

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  52. Oh I am so going to love your Christmas decor!...love it already with the sneak peeks....the weather is crazy isn't it...my son has been teaching software development classes in Chicago this week (Sears Tower) and he said that it has been snowing...hope his flight is fine for Saturday!

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  53. Love the pops of red Kris. Just gorgeous!

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  54. I'm so excited that you're adding red! That's my color!
    Brenda

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  55. I love red!! I also adore black & white with some gold. :) That pillow is awesome! You are so creative to make the panels from the tablecloths and wow, how economical! I'm sure your party is going to be delightful...please be sure and show us photos after, ok?

    It's really, really cold here right now ~ the "Polar Vortex" seems to have affected the whole U.S. Much too early I think ~ 80 here one day and then freezing temps the next. That's Texas though ~ :) Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

    xo
    Pat

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  56. I love those red checked curtains! How clever! That little pillow is so sweet too. I think I need to start making things now to save for next year because no matter how early I start thinking about things, I never get everything made/done that I want to and now it's over :( Looking forward to seeing your other decorations! Hugs, Leena

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