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Dixie DIY Chirstmas

Yes, I know it is a little early to start getting in the mood for Christmas (for us North Americans anyway, it isn’t even Thanksgiving yet!) but if you are like me you need to make your Christmas decorations early so that everything can be ready the day after Thanksgiving. This year I’m celebrating Christmas craftiness with a month plus long celebration I’m calling a Dixie DIY Christmas. Every weekday until Christmas Eve I’ll feature…

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Oh, Christmas Tree! Part Deux

Lookie what I bought. Yes, I am a sucker for vintage name brands. What can I say? With the addition of the old school Shiny Brites my newer ornaments are looking extra shiny, almost too shiny.And finally, another vintage item for last – the angel. Doesn’t really match the silvery theme but this angel is as old as me and was bought while we were in Germany. Got to keep up the tradition.

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Oh, Christmas Tree!

Since my living room walls are 50’s turquoise blue I decided the traditional Christmas look wouldn’t mesh well with this apartment. Instead, in the spirit of the 50s, I’m going for a Vintage Christmas vibe, so I bought a white tree. I seriously considered getting an aluminum tree and a color wheel but I’m trying to save money and this white tree was 35 bucks. Yay for big discounts at Hobby Lobby for ornaments. I’m…

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Craft: Halloween Wreath

This is my rip off of a Martha Stewart idea. Turned out pretty nice, if I do say so myself… Supplies: Two bunches of fake red rose flowers, wooden wreath base, black spray paint, ribbon Cost: $10 for flowers, $4 for paint, $2 for wreath, $4 for the ribbon and tulle. Time: About 2 hours. Difficulty: Easy Casualties: Black paint under my fingernails that won’t come off! First, cut the roses off the stems with…

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