Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Red


We have a busy week of crafts and baking planned.  Well, at least that is what I envision.  Sometimes the best of intentions don't always come to fruition.  I was reminded few weeks ago how much conversation transpires between mother and child when crafting, as Andrew and I glued buttons on a frame together at Charlie's Cookie with Santa event.  In an effort to recapture that, I collected a few craft ideas that we could try at home.  Hopefully, simple enough for the smallest hands to help, but interesting enough to keep a 9 year old engaged.  I'll let you know how they go.  Today gingerbread houses {pre-boxed, not homemade} and vintage nutcracker searching are on the agenda.

In the spirit of all this traditional Christmas activity, I thought I'd share a few pictures from my files and pinterest with my favorite traditional Christmas color, RED.  It wouldn't be Christmas with out it in my home.  We when were first married, I wanted all crimson and gold, then it was white and linen, and  about 9 years, I threw it all out and returned to red and green and haven't looked back since.  You can never have too much red ribbon at Christmas!! 

{traditional home, scanned by me}

{traditional home, scanned by me}


{traditional home}


{house & home}


{traditional home, scanned by me}

{martha stewart}

10 comments :

  1. love the images...pinned a few that I didn't have!

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  2. I was a little "over" my red living room chairs and when I saw yours with updated pillows - i fell in love all over again. I have the same inspiration picture (1st one) in my files. Hopin gto drag the sewing maschine out after the holidays and make some new pillows!

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  3. You are on a roll this week...your posts are soooo fantastic! So much eye candy in one place! =)
    Michelle
    KC

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  4. can't wait to see what crafts and goodies you're baking this week!

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  5. Red IS Christmas...at least it is to me! Love the Traditional Home picture. Enjoy every minute of crafting and cooking this week!

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  6. Hope you'llpost your craft ideas/sources! ITs hard to find fun things for my three...10/6/4...I also have a class party Friday for my 10yo's class and I am totally stumpped as to an activity/craft...harder as they get older for sure. So maybe you can share sooner rather than later :) Thanks.

    Amanda

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  8. I love red in my Christmas decor too!! I am enjoying baking and crafting w/ my little one. Love all the pictures!! Your blog is one of my favorites!!

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  9. After all of my indecision at the beginning of the season, I opted for using reds & greens primarily. They just can't be beat for gettin you in the Christmas spirit! I love your images-- great selection!

    Have fun crafting with your little ones!!

    Keri

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