Thursday, December 12, 2013

I'll Have A Graffiti Christmas

















 



64 comments:

  1. I love it all, packing tape can be a girls best friend, and I'm actually a bit jealous for those perfect red buffalo check curtains. All right, a lot jealous but I'm repenting later ;) I love your fresh take on things and how you aren't constrained by convdntional decorating rules. Somd people just have the eye, and you are one of those people!

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  2. Currtains -gorgeous! Graffiti Tree -genious! shorties artwork - perfect! Taped on bird?? ohmygoodness - it totally works! Birdcage of ornaments -love it! I filled a few wire baskets with the same and I'm totally diggin it!! Love the little trees on the cans, it just works!! I'm so glad that you disclose this stuff, it fills my heart with such gladness :) Your room is gorgeous!! Way to hit it out of the park!!!

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  3. NOW Christmas can come…all is well!

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  4. Beautiful, and I LOVE those curtains!!

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  5. I have been looking for those exact curtains for our kitchen for-ever! Gah! They're perfect!

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  6. God bless you and your lively tribe this Christmas!

    Smiling and waving...

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  7. Sister! You have some decorating skills. And writing skills. I love your home. So hood.

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  8. Wow. Every year I try to make do with what we've got for Christmas decorations, but it has never come close to what you just showed. Absolutely beautiful. Your children are growing up with an abundance of riches. I often read your blog, but rarely comment. I admire your commitment to living a life that matters. Merry Christmas.

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  9. So adorable,so you!!!!!!!!!
    xo

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  10. Effortless perfection! I love it!!!! Can I just follow you around for two weeks or three or maybe more and just soak you in? Weird question, I know.

    God bless you today in a BIG BIG way!

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  11. shannan!!!
    i love it love it love it love it!!
    the curtains. the tree. the love has come. LOVE. IT>

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  12. love love love.

    i need to you cut me glitter letters, STAT.
    i LOVE that.

    Love has come.

    xo!

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  13. You are very talented. I could never just throw that together. It's gorgeous. Magazine worthy. Pinterest worthy. Love every bit of it!

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  14. Yesterday on the way into town we drove past the mural across from your kiddos school and my middle son said, "Mom is that a mural?" (They had just discussed murals in school.) Then we had to stop for a train and he said, "Is that a mural?" I said, "No. That's called graffiti. That's illegal." Which led us to a discussion of the difference between a mural and graffiti.
    I love your graffiti tree and your whole Christmas living room!!

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  15. Your Christmas-y home is wonderful! The graffiti tree reminds me of an "I Spy" book...love it!

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  16. You are a genius, lady. Can I ask how you mounted/framed that engineer print? I want to do something similar but don't have the framing $$.

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    1. I mounted it by taping the corners to the wall with scotch tape.

      :)

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  17. You are the second uber cool person in as many days to mention engineering prints from Staples, so I'm pretty sure I need one.
    p.s. What is an engineering print?
    p.p.s. Your Christmas decor = love.
    p.p.p.s You? Double love.

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  18. i want a copy of that photo....in a bad bad way!!!

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  19. Oh my word I just LOVE everything!! Come help me!!!!

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  20. girlfriend...you are sweet in every way and i gotta tell ya that i went and ate my first salsa and chips since my last surgery after reading you a few posts back. when we meet we are SO gonna eat chips and salsa WITH a big bowl of guacamole!!
    i LOVE the curtains. they were really made for you. they ARE YOU!
    funny thing about you..to me..is when i read your heart..i always ALWAYS smile...and laugh.
    i love every single thing. its you. we love YOU...xo

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  21. Love the curtains, love the tree, love Ann Voskamp.

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  22. Graffiti FTW!

    I have a SA birdcage of ornaments, too. No ombre, sadly.

    Your Love Has Come letters + print are nearly making me weep, they're so wonderful.

    That Tiffany is a gem. Love her heart!

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  23. who knew graffiti could be so chic!
    love it.
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    and the upside down cans w/ the little trees-
    my fav!

    merry christmas fpfg!! xx

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  24. You inspire me! I'm totally stealing some of your awesomeness!

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  25. Say what you want about your own decorating and I style but I seriously love it! I want it in my house right now. I love the way you mix color and texture and pattern, the result is gorgeous. Seriously.Merry Christmas :)

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  26. Looking at your pictures makes me just want to be in your house!!!!! LOVE it all!!!!! I could just feel how wonderful it all is!!!!

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    1. yo, that was me not Adam :-) oops

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    2. I read this in my email and was confused! haha. I told Cory it must have been someone logged into a husband account. :)

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  28. I was thinking themed trees every year COULD get expensive...You know changing things up and all. Glad to hear it didn't cost much. So, did you make all the ornaments or just already have them lying around?

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    1. The tree cost $0 :)
      I have boxes of vintage ornaments I bought "way back when" :) and I bought a box of old stencils and house numbers/letters several years ago for the ornament tree. Actually...I think they were given to me, now that I think about it. WIN!

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  29. Think your friend could send me some curtains;) Love those. And that artwork... Is that Colton Dixon? Love has come for me... Love that song.

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  30. Beautiful Tree! Love the curtains.

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  31. LOVE the tree.
    But I WANT those curtains.
    Fabulous.

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  32. 1. I seriously laughed out loud when you said you, "ain't about that life." My husband looked at me and I had to tell him. He cracked up because he hears it daily...and probably says it himself!

    2. I think I've been reading your blog too much because I bought a bag of chips and salsa on Sunday and it was finished by Wednesday.

    ~Amber

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  33. When I read the title I admit I was hoping to see pics of Silas with spray paint cans...in your yard of course, which is where any tree should be spray painted. I do like your concept of graffiti though...urban meets homey. Please do consider the spray paint for 2014. And if it happens to snow around the time you paint the tree, I can't help but think that those would be fun pics too...like what the paint would look like on the snow after the tree was painted. It's theoretical at this point and I'm no snow expert. But still, it might be worth a try?

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  34. The Tree is pretty Rad and those Curtains are very Fab ! Sums it up !

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  35. Love it all! And I am in love with those curtains!!!

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  36. those curtains were made for your place….love them. love her! she's kind and generous and beautiful.
    so are you. :)

    now, you just need to show us where cow is.

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  37. Your living room is bringing out some serious home envy in me. Those new curtains? Perfection! Love how you can take the simplest pieces and bring them together into something fabulous. Great job on a comfy Christmas style! Come to Nova Scotia and hook me up with your mad decorating skills.

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    1. Hey, thanks for this! I would LOVE to come to NS. :)

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  38. So cozy.....I am reading The Greatest Gift myself - thinking, like you did, that it might be too much for my kiddos. We started Jotham's Journey with them, and they cannot wait to read every night! Seriously, we are all so into it...I admit that I have been found reading ahead on more than one occasion!

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  39. bless you for this christmassy post. i shall pretend it was just for me. :) love you, and your house, and you.

    ps ohmyword, if you could see my house right now...it is all of our rental furniture + most of the stuff we just bought + damp laundry draped willy-nilly over all manner of the furniture crowd because it is STILL raining outside. for like ten days straight now. but i have snowflakes taped to my windows, so i'm destined to arrive at the end of this with my sanity intact.

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    1. I was loading these pics to the computer when your email popped up. :) Cracked me up! So yes, love, this is ALL FOR YOU!!!!!

      ps - After I was done cracking up I cried. Mostly over your PPS. You have that way with me.

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  40. It's all lovely! I love your little hobnail pitcher.

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  41. SIMPLY FANTASTIC!!! Happy Holidays!

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  42. So over the top cute! I have those red checked drapes in a guest room.

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  43. I just love the way you decorate. All of it.

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  44. Love the change!!!!!!! I thought for a moment that you fired up the old sewing machine and made new curtains.

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  45. Can you tell me how to get those wood planks on my wall? Well, Sophia's wall? I want to do that behind her bed. For Christmas. In one week. This is what's known as insanity.

    I love it and your red curtains! :) I might want to get some like those! Oh! And I love the "Love has come" artwork!

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    1. Cory and his man friends did it in one afternoon. They nailed them on. Screwed them on? I dunno. I'll ask him. :)

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  46. Love the curtains (this seems to be a recurring theme.. LOL!) And the artwork - happy happy happy - will you please share how you made it?

    Merry Christmas!

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    1. Sure thing! I just had an architect print made (these are always black & white) of a photo I took in Ethiopia. Then I printed a template of the letters for "Love Has Come" in a bolded, large font. I traced the letters backwards on the reverse side of my glittery scrapbook paper (I improvised with the V and A and freehanded the little Os b/c I was out of paper - ha!) Then cut them out and taped them onto the architect print. So easy and almost free!

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  47. Everything is so beautiful! I have been looking for red buffalo check curtains like yours forever, it seems. Can you please let me know where you got them from? Or did you make them? If so- where did you find the fabric? So gorgeous!!

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    1. A blog friend of mine made them. Not sure where she found the fabric. It's a thicker, canvas-type fabric, if that helps at all. Sorry I can't be of more help!

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