…’twas 2 days before christmas

If you want to know what it’s like to live in my brain for an evening most any time of year, it goes something like this:

I am so tired. I have a million and one things to do before Christmas. How am I going to do it all and still be pleasant? Kids are finally in bed. I’m going to lie on the couch for a minute near the tree and watch a Hallmark Christmas movie.

90 minutes later…

I am going to watch one more Hallmark Channel Christmas movie.

90 minutes late…

Maybe just one more.

30 minutes in… 

How good would it look if i had a farm table like that Pinterest picture I saw the other day? Must buy farm table. Ouch. White farm tables are expensive – especially the $,4000 one that is the perfect one for my kitchen. Boo. Must find another way to get white farm table.

(For reference, this is the image via Pinterest. aka the bee in my bonnet.)

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20 minutes goes by…

Paint. White Chalk Paint. Yes.

That’s how it all went down last night and this is where we are this morning….

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Poor DH. I didn’t mean to rope him in, but man is he good with a hand sander.

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Kids want to wax? Sure, try it.

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(We are using MMS’s method of making a wood table more antiqued. We are also using her Antiquing Wax. However, I am not wiping off as much as she did. I like it inconsistent and darker in places.)

DH is skeptical – almost stressed –  at this point, but I still have faith. Must play more. Greta whining that she misses the old table. Brent tired and has a headache from sanding. Must send family out of the house so I can experiment. 

2 minutes later…

Much better. Quieter. 

2:00 deadline for post…Getting closer…

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I am so tired. Must lie down and watch Hallmark Christmas movie.

 

…merry everything

In case things go off the rails and my children do not let me get near a computer this week, I wanted to wish you a very merry Christmas. Many of you I have not met, but I think about you everyday and am grateful for your friendship. May you feel peace and love in your home this Christmas. And if that is too hard, that’s okay, may you find a few minutes alone to sit down and take a few deep breaths and know that no matter what happened this year you are just fine – more than fine – you are worthy just because you were born. You deserve good things and a safe and cozy space to call your own. We all do.

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…Romantic Country Magazine!

I have been waiting a year to show you images of the holiday tea party I threw before Christmas last year. I was given the idea from a client of mine. I had such fun picking out all my mixed and matched vintage tea cups, saucers, plates and decor.

The photos were published in Romantic Homes Magazine and the issue is on shelves now!

Without further ado!

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I will show you the tea table tomorrow.

Photos by Helen Norman, styled by Charlotte Safavi.

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