How I used a Kilim as a Window Treatment

Since I live in a fairly private setting, there is little need to cover my windows for privacy. So to add some softness to this rustic style room, I opted for the graphic patterns and textures of traditional kilim rugs.

I used a simple metal rod and circular drapery hardware with clips attached. I clipped the kilim evenly spaced and once it was hung, adjusted as needed to keep the “flow” even. Since my window is wide, I needed two kilims to cover the width with all the folds. The picture on the left shows how I ‘married’ the two ends together. I clipped them relatively tightly together then added the large button and leather strips as a decorative feature. I repeated this at each end as well for a uniform look.

A way to display all those cute ‘little’ Christmas items

I was inspired by a fellow Instagram Account to create this tabletop display in my kitchen. I had the carousel and was actually thinking of getting rid of it! I made a display of similarly themed small items. It’s a great way to corral those “little” items we all know and love, but never know where to put them to keep them from looking clutter-y.

Sleighs in the House!

My beautiful antique sleigh, which I lovingly restored, comes into the house for the holidays.

I do have an affinity for sleighs. This one I found at Hobby Lobby and filled it with beautiful greens and snowy pine cones. It makes just the perfect tabletop display. Add tiny lights, the battery operated types, for an extra glow-y effect!

Nutcrackers in the Kitchen!

I try to mix things up from time to time. This year I put my favorite nutcracker in my rusty urn (he fit perfectly!) and surrounded him with greens and candy colored picks from Hobby Lobby. I love the result which takes up a corner in my kitchen.
More nutcrackers! I always use this urn on my island. This year I added the spike in the middle for more height. It is actually an outdoor decor, but I opted for inside this year.

A little counter tree in the kitchen

This little tree is a new addition this year. It is a flocked tree in a tin container, which conveniently fit into my Spode urn. I decorated it with soft blues, greens and snowy silver balls. Having it on the counter just makes me smile.

A Fall Cornucopia

Just had to share my fall cornucopia that I found at @HomeDepot for a bargain!! I paired it with my Turkeys and my ever-present pig for a festive corner in the kitchen. Just goes to show, you never know what you’ll stumble upon!