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Here Comes Christmas!

November 30, 2009

Happy Almost-December!  I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!
I had a great Thanksgiving holiday and vacation, celebrating with not one, but two fabulous meals.  Thursday we joined my brother and his new wife for dinner with his in-laws.  My little brother and his wife hosted magnificently.  Friday was spent cooking  with my mom in preparation for a fabulous Thanksgiving-take-two on Saturday with my family, the boyfriend, and close family friends.  All around the age of my parents, these family friends have been like family to my brother and me since we were born, and get-t0gethers with them are always enjoyable.   

Despite the multitude of festivities, I did manage to get some Christmas crafts started last week.  Here’s a sneak peek at what’s to come this week at the Borrowed Abode:

I helped the planet, and my wallet, crafting some holiday votive candle holders out of materials I had around the house: 

Homemade holiday votives shed a cozy glow.

 I “spruced” up my home for the holidays with free greenery from my neighborhood:

Fresh greenery pops in clean white pots.

 I brainstormed ways to create small modern-style trees inspired by this tree at Young House Love:

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And I bought a great new e-book written by Katie of Making This Home.  I highly recommend it! Click the link in the sidebar for more info!

Tons of holiday ideas!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 2, 2009 8:44 AM

    Jane, I’m so glad you are enjoying my book, and thank you so much for helping me spread the word. I love how much we both seem to think along the same lines on these things. Here’s to a very happy holiday!


  2. December 3, 2009 2:43 AM

    The votive candle holders are great. And I am lovin’ the greenery in the white containers!


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