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Monday, November 17, 2014

Christmas Mason Jar Luminaries

Hi everybody! Winter is kind of early for us this year! We usually get our first snow a couple weeks after Thanksgiving. Except over the weekend, we got our first snow storm with a couple inches of accumulation, and it has been sooo cold...
The wintry weather has driven us all indoors and has put me into the holiday spirit! I love this time of the year... I feel like decorating every corner of our home. Everything feels so festive, warm, and cozy. With Thanksgiving only a week away, it's kind of early to start Christmas decoration, but I just can't resist adding holiday touches everywhere!

Before I go any further with this post, I just wanted to add a few words to express my gratitude and simply say thank you to all who left me such sweet comments and thoughtful words about my health! I am overwhelmed with your thoughtfulness, and I appreciate your well wishes. 

I love the ambiance created by candle light especially during holiday time. Adding luminaries  in holiday centerpieces and vignettes seems to add to the festive spirit of the season.

Supplies required to make these simple Christmas luminaries:
1. Ball mason jars
2. Evergreen sprigs from my backyard
3. A bag of Epsom salt ( I got mine for 88 cents from the pharmacy section of Walmart)
4. White votive candles (50 cents each )
5. Chalkboard tags (from Jo-Ann craft store)
6. Red and white check ribbon 

Fill the bottom half of the mason jars with Epsom salt, and then insert a votive candle in each 

Add the red and white check ribbon around the neck of the mason jars along with the chalkboard tags

Sprigs of evergreen or even red berries and pine cones can be tucked in as holiday accents 

It's that simple and easy! I am planning to use these mason jar luminaries as centerpieces for my holiday tablescape.

They can also be used as accents in vignettes, and a group of them will look beautiful on a holiday porch or even for illuminating the drive way to welcome your guests.

I love how they turned out and look so pretty on the deck railing nestled in the snow!

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Thanks for stopping by and for your sweet comments! I always enjoy the pleasure of your company.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

~Hugs, Poppy~

Monday, November 10, 2014

A Thanksgiving Breakfast Vignette

I apologize to my readers for being away from my blog for a couple of months. I have not been keeping that well for the last few months. Life has been quite chaotic, with trips to the  emergency room, doctor's visits, and running various tests. After waiting endlessly for various test reports, here I am today and thankful that I am doing so much better than I was few months back.
I have missed writing my blog and visiting all the other creative bloggers! I have a lot of catching up to do in the next weeks....
The holidays are just round the corner, and today I thought I will share my Thanksgiving vignette with my readers.

I love playing with different vignettes and organizing my kitchen. The kitchen is the heart of our home! These Ikea Fintorp wall organizer hooks and wire storage basket is a wonderful way to keep your kitchen neat and in working order.

The wire basket holding the oranges not only looks pretty but also serves as a reminder for my children to remember to eat fruits everyday.

I like the look of this rustic candle holder inside the blue mason jar

The red and white striped bowls holding the grapes are from Sur La Table and remind me so much of French grain sack.  

A wire rooster makes a wonderful holder for eggs.

In keeping with the Thanksgiving theme for my breakfast tray, these ornamental corns make a nice addition to the vignette...

as well as the white baby boo pumpkin nestled among the plates and berries. It goes well with my Thanksgiving breakfast tray.

Thanks for stopping by today to take a peek at my Thanksgiving breakfast tray. It is always a pleasure to have you visit me. 
Have a lovely week!

~ Hugs, Poppy~

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