Friday, December 7, 2012

Friday Favorites


Hello Hello!! Oh my gosh, to say that I am happy to be back with Friday Favorites is an understatement! It has been far too long.  

Well we had some absolutley crazy warm weather...not a fan... so strange and not festive, and I feel like everyone comes down with a cold in the days after an unseasonable warm front.  But it is back to cold now...very cold. There are Christmas lights all over town...the town tree is hung with ornaments made by school children. I definitely feel more Christmas spirit in the air. People try to do what ever they can to forget all the mess and get back to normal.


The above coat is just so darling isn't it? I'm a sucker for black and cream. The big cartoon like buttons are a total plus. And that collar...it's right out of one of our paintings and totally an extension of my decor! 


I love this fringed ornament garland tutorial . I'm so down with the mixing a vintagey distressed look with dazzling metallics for the holidays. 



I've been a big big fan of Wood & Wool for some time. I first fell in love with their stools, and soon after came their trees. This one is so simple yet so charming!


This quirky and crafty wrapping from Anthropologie. Me and Aaron have done wrapping like this in the past using paint and glue over craft paper. And speaking of...if you'd like to create your own...see below!


Check out this cute and fun crochet polka dot wrapping tutorial from One Sheepish Girl.


Isn't this just so sweet & fun?  This tutorial from Katie's Pencil Box uses song lyrics to set a festive mood. We once painted a piece of furniture for someone and she wanted a snippet of the lyrics from the song "Whip It" by Devo! The lyrics were: "Get Straight, Go forward, Move ahead". Which are fitting lyrics for anytime. The possibilities are endless. This is so much fun.


I LOVE the simplicity and impact of this gold thumbtack wreath! It is just so fabulous! Everyday objects like thumbtacks getting the royal glitzy treatment.


A table runner made up of a collection of vintage doilies. To me it looks like like snowflakes falling! What a dreamy holiday centerpiece!

Ok, Thanks so so much for joining me for Friday Favorites! See you soon!
xo, Jenny

12 comments:

  1. What Great picks! I want that jacket...I thought it was a dress at first, maybe I can find someone on Etsy to make it for me.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs
    Caro

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  2. Hi Jenn! I love all your Friday faves, but that sweet doily table runner and fabulous coat are definitely my favorites!! The collar and giant buttons and colors make it just perfect!!!
    Michelle xoxo

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  3. We've had the same strange weather in northern MN and I agree that's it's not at all Christmassy!

    Would you mind if I link my upcoming post to your blog? I'm having my 2nd annual Christmas giveaway with a Red Cross themed prize and would love to link to your photos of the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Please let me know by tomorrow, if you can, and I'd love to have you stop by and sign up, too!

    I wish you and Aaron a Merry Christmas. :@

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  4. The coat is gorgeous! I've been planning to make a doilie table runner for ages. They look so good!

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  5. I'm sorry you were affected by the storm - I hope things get back to normal for you soon. You've given me great ideas for wrapping - those are so cute! Happy Holidays! xoxo

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  6. I love the pom poms on the wrapping paper! That's such a cute idea!!

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  7. I'm here from Bloggers - congrats on getting featured! Your blog is so cheerful and cute, I love it. Are you into the lolita scene by any chance?

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  8. That coat is so lovely, it's been on my Modcloth wishlist since it came out!

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  9. So many cute ideas! I would love to share here some other variants, as well.
    http://decorhappy.blogspot.com/2012/12/my-holiday-mantel.html#comment-form

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