More Holiday Decorating

It’s our first Christmas in our new home and I’m just getting “acquainted” with the house! It’s not like we have a history yet, and so it’s hit and miss with the decorations.

Our living room chairs just arrived this week, so I actually moved the Christmas Tree from the dining room to the living room. I “moved” the tree by dragging it on the old quilt it was sitting on, by myself, the minute my husband left for the post office. No explaining why, no listening to that “you’ve got to be kidding me?” thing he does, (no honey, I’ve never been kidding once so why do you keep asking?) By the time he got back it was moved! I told him to go into the living room and see if he noticed anything new! Yes, he was surprised, but he likes it! Did you notice Bitsy enjoying the new chair? She made herself right at home as soon as I moved the tree! Now how is that for cozy? One smart dog.

Spunky, our 16 year old cat loves the chairs too. She thinks we bought them for her and I think she might be right! She and Bitsy each have their own chair. It’s the old folks home at Bunny Hill!

I collect lambs and can’t resist when I come across a new one. Did you notice that it’s pink? (:

Here’s a fun idea I got from my assistant Anne…take plain white Christmas balls and paint snowman faces on them. The eyes and mouth are done by dipping the solid end of the brush into paint and then just making little dots for eyes and mouth. So easy and cute. One year I had a craft party and we all made these little snowmen. A glass jar filled with snowmen makes everyone smile (:

I’ve got more holiday things to share…next post!

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  • Cottage Magpie - Oh my goodness, I am totally laughing out loud. I did the exact same thing with our tree last year! I wanted it by the window and knew Gootz would pitch a fit, so I just waited for him to leave and dragged it over. Ha! Meanwhile, it’s our first Christmas in our new house, too, so I totally feel that. Now I just have to get on the stick and get some decorating done!
    ~Angela :-)ReplyCancel

  • Jean - Your home looks lovely and I am so in love with the floral chairs. I too admit to doing major things when hubby isn’t looking. I guess it’s part of the fun. Anyway, I love the snowmen and wanted to know how you did the cheeks? I am a quilter but truly craft challenged. Thanks, JeanReplyCancel

  • Anne Sutton - The snowman cheeks were done using a dry stencil brush. Dip the brush into pink acrylic paint and remove the excess on a paper towel. (All the paints are acrylic…the kind that come in the little bottles you buy at Michael’s or Joanne Fabrics) Then just dab the stencil brush onto the cheek area!ReplyCancel

  • KSedlak - Anne,
    You home is just beautiful. I love your tree between the chairs in the living room.
    Your cat looks just like my 16 year old Molly. She takes over my husband chair too. Don’t you just love ’em,
    I collect snowmen, so I love to see them in the glass jar, they are darling. I may have to do that craft with my friends.
    Thanks so much for sharing you wonderful pictures.ReplyCancel

  • PamKittyMorning - Anne love those new chairs.. are those also from Blue Tomatoes? I need to order some new sofa slipcovers, I got my couches there and I’m tired of what I have. I love that fabric! The tree, the little friends, the snowman heads, all cute! Just like you!ReplyCancel

  • May Britt - The snowmen are so cute. Great idea.ReplyCancel

  • mjjones - I love your snowmen…how clever! Thanks for sharing your idea and techniques…love your blog!ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - Everything looks so lovely, and and the furry kids are adorable! Those snowmen are way too cute!ReplyCancel

  • Marlene Biles - Love the snowmen! I’m going to add those to my shopping list and get a batch painted up for the holidays . . . everyone needs a little smile now and then. – Marlene :)ReplyCancel

  • Mary's Cottage Quilts - Hi Anne, I’m glad you found me! I love the snowman faces – very cute, I might have to make some too. Happy holidays!
    I’ll work on the picture taking and more blogging!! :)ReplyCancel

  • lambie-pie - I just love your chairs, and the tree is so pretty. I was thinking of you the other day when I was at Joann’s and saw a PINK fabric cutting board! I’m going to have to get one of those for me someday too!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Roberts - Love the tree moving story. I do the same with furniture at least once a month! Cute snowmen ornaments. Still waiting to see the reindeer!ReplyCancel

  • Thimbleanna - Wow! It all looks so beautiful! I love your new chairs. And those snowmen! I’m definitely going to steal that idea!!!ReplyCancel

  • Heads up! « debscupboard - […] found this on Pinterest and love it. It is from bunnyhill blogs  where you’ll find lots of seasonal ideas. Of course, it’s […]ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - Saw this idea and ran to Hobby Lobby. Such a cute idea! And, can be made inexpensively. I substituted the white plain ornaments for white sparkly ones since I couldn’t find plain. Thanks for the idea!ReplyCancel