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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Simple Christmas Touches for 2017

There is beauty in simplicity.


Keeping that in mind, I placed some simple Christmas touches around our home.


My first preference is to use things I have on hand and move them around to create different looks.


Plants and greenery are an easy way to bring a bit of nature indoors and freshen the space.


Simple objects sparingly placed on the shelves lend to my minimalist side.


I am very careful to only purchase things that I really love and that will stand the test of time - such as this little cloche.


Some epsom salt (to mimic snow) and a couple of bottle trees were placed inside the dome to create a sweet Christmas vignette.


Deer have always held a special place in my heart. 


We had five of them in our front field the other night - such gentle creatures. 


Our days of late have been quite cold, so we are singing the praises for our pellet stove.



Adding texture to a space also creates warmth, so this stocking was meant to be.



Gold jingle bells were tied onto string and hung haphazardly above the pantry door for a bit of whimsy.


How do you decorate your home for Christmas.....Do you go all out or do you favor a 'less is more' approach?

My decor tastes have changed over the years (and may change again). At this point in my life, it is a simple and natural look that calls to me.




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Friday, December 15, 2017

Saturday Sparks Link Party 250

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 250!

WOW - Two hundred and fifty parties!

It's amazing how much inspiration has been shared through this little party.

This party exists thrives because of all of you who generously link up your posts week after week.

For this, I kindly thank each and every one of you.

"There are two ways to live: you can live as if nothing is a miracle; you can live as if everything is a miracle."

~ Albert Einstein

Now, onto this weeks party.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 249.



How to Create a Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Mantel Easily at Vintage, Paint and More



The simply decorated room for Christmas at Dreaming in Color


2017 Christmas Home Tour at The Red Painted Cottage



Mistletoe Embroidery Hoop Art at Giggles Galore



DIY 'Rust'ic Ornaments at Artsy Vava



Handmade Christmas Ornaments at Vintage with Laces



Stout Brownies with Walnuts at Craft Beering


Apple Orange Cranberry Holiday Sangria - Make a Pitcher at AKA Design
 

Mint Chocolate Chip Scones at Annie's Noms



Savory Asparagus Quiche at Chaos with Coffee



Gingerbread Cookie Cocktail at Sparkle Living Blog



Chocolate Spoon Fudge in a Jar at Cooking with Curls

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Friday, December 8, 2017

Saturday Sparks Link Party 249

Welcome to Saturday Sparks 249!

Since the very first party, one thing has remained true.

There is always something shared that is fresh and inspiring,

something that stirs the creative spirit and

something that sparks the imagination.

Just as I envisioned, just as I hoped for and just as it should be.

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier."

~ Mother Teresa

Now, onto this weeks party.

First up, the Fabulous Features from Saturday Sparks 248.



Vintage Inspired Christmas in the Living Room at Virginia Sweet Pea



Christmas Tree DIY that's Perfect for Small Spaces at Simple Nature Decor



Budget-Friendly Holiday Gift Wrap Station at I Should Be Mopping the Floor



How to Flock a Christmas Tree (and other greenery) at Clean and Scentsible



Christmas Kitchen Home Tour at Dukes and Duchesses



Repurposed Nutella Jar into a Cute Christmas Cloche (Dinosaur Terrarium) at Pillar Box Blue



O Holy Night Free Printable Art at Burlap and Blue



White Chocolate Peppermint Blondies at Play Dates Parties



Christmas Crunch White Chocolate Popcorn at Embelishmints



Two Ways to Dress Up Holiday Sugar Cookies at Living La Vida Holoka


 3-Ingredient Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Cookies at Strength and Sunshine


Banket - A Dutch Amons Pastry Recipe at Simply {Darr}ling

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If you were featured, please grab the featured button (above) to add to your blog.

Now, onto the party!

Link up your latest inspiring posts such as:

Crafts
DIY
Gardening
Home Decor
Photography
Ponderings
Recipes
Repurposing
Sewing/Quilting

Links are open through Thursday morning.

Features will be posted at next weeks party at Pieced Pastimes, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

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 Party Guidelines:
- Post the party button (above) with a link back to this page or just a text link back to the party on your post - Not required, but appreciated!
- Share your own ideas and photos - not a roundup of other peoples ideas.
- Follow Pieced Pastimes via one of the social media links located on the upper right sidebar. 
- No advertising, Etsy shops or giveaways.
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