Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas in the Office...

Well, we made it - we were able to have the Christmas Home Tour (minus the snow & ice) on Tuesday night and we just had a lovely evening.  For all the locals that stopped by - thank you so much - it was wonderful seeing you.  And for the rest of you, I thought I'd do a little mini home tour with you over the next few days.  As I always say, our home is nothing fancy, it is just home.  A house is just a house, it is the people in it that make it a home. 

Enjoy!

Here's our office...
blues and browns with a few friendly FAKE farm animals thrown in...;-)

 
My new curtains - I love them - thank you Beverly! 


A Merry Christmas Banner made from old book pages hung below a beautiful painting that was recently given to us.  Its actually a painting of the farm belonging to my husbands great grandparents.  It was a generous gift and it means so much to us - it looks like it was painted especially for this room but it was painted many many years ago.  We will treasure it always!


There is our FAKE cow head - I love this girl!  I just think she looks so cool - I've got to give her a name.  Most all of our real cows here on the farm have names - she needs one too.  We'll have to work on that.

 
Here is a cabinet "in the works".  When I say I quickly painted it - I do mean QUICKLY.  She needs some sanding and some glazing.  I simply stenciled some numbers on the inserts.

 
On top of the cabinet - you'll find a clock, my "cow breeds" print, that sphere "thing" that I love and a little Christmas greenery filled with some feathers, pine cones and antlers.


I'm happy with where this is going.


Now, the desk is another story.  It's actually on loan from my sister - hence, that is why I haven't drilled holes for the cords.  I think I've decided I'm gonna try and build one - wish me luck on that one.
 
 
BUT, I still do love my map from IKEA.
 
 
And I love my lil' brown reindeer...
 
 
On the door is just a bunch of greenery tied up with some burlap ribbon and feathers.
 

 
You can see here that this tree is placed in an old shipping basket I got years ago. 
 
 
The tree is topped with peacock feathers and 75 cent clearance flowers from Hobby Lobby.  I'm not for sure what they are, I just call them pom-poms.
 
 
Besides a few balls, all of the ornaments on this tree are made of paper.  I made lil' pinwheels from folded book pages and topped them off with a button center. I also purchased cards from the dollar bin at Michael's (12 in a pack) and cut them into circles - I made 24 ornaments for 1.00 - I also used the envelopes that came with them to make name tags for my packages.  Yes, I love a bargain.
 
 
The tree also has a few small banners that I stamped with the words, "Peace, Hope & Joy". 
 
 
And that's it - the Christmas office tour..
 

...Hope you enjoyed it. 
 
 P.S.
 I've been married 17 years on Sat., Dec. 14th..
 
 
I. AM. BLESSED!

16 comments:

Stacey said...

Happy Anniversary!!

You know, you might say your home isn't fancy but it is. Fancy in a good way. :) You have so much talent and there's not a thing there that looks mass produced or just like everyone else's. I just love your style!

linda eller said...

I did enjoy the tour of the office. You are extremely talented. I cant draw a straight line with a ruler, and you can do so much. What a blessing! Love the cow!

Stacy said...

I love your style!!!!!

~♥KayShay65♥~ said...

You have a gorgeous home! I always enjoy my blog visits.

Happy Anniversary xoxo

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Your office looks so beautiful! So many wonderful and creative touches!
Love your curtains! Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!

Junkchiccottage said...

Happy Anniversary Cathy. Love the picture of you and the hubby. Adorable. Your office decor is beautiful.
Kris

Sandie said...

Happy Anniversary! Your home is absolutely perfect! Merry Christmas from Alabama!

Melinda said...

Thank you for the office tour--it is lovely.

Congratulations on 17 years! Here's to many more.

M ;)

Heather said...

I LOVE your cow! Where did you get her I have never seen one quite like that. Your office seems so peaceful..I gotta work on that for my office, great job!

kileyinkentucky said...

Maybe you can give some love to my office at City Hall! Would give anything to have your taste and eye for decorating!

Blanca Carrasco said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Love every bit of your home! GORGEOUS!

www.thisoldhouseinnewliberty.blogspot.com said...

Always love looking at your home to see what you have done!! Nancy

Carolyn said...

Gorgeous home & decor!

Happy belated Anniversary!

Merry Christmas!

Tardevil said...

Hoping you had a Merry Christmas and Happy Anniversary! You're not far behind me...I've been married 21 yrs. Love your new curtains & tree topper with pom poms and peacock feathers. I'm so impressed that you made your ornaments! I hope you will post your sunroom tree, if it isn't posted yet. I loved it last year!

Cottage art shop said...

You have a lovely home. Each room is so well thought out but yet creative and homey. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Beautiful room!! Just found your blog and so happy I did...your newest follower:)