Christmas

all i want for christmas

All I Want for Christmas

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AlI I want for Christmas are these totally reasonable things. What’s on your list? That dude looks like so much fun, I can barely breathe. Some River Front Relaxation in 2015 will be perfect, hopefully we’ll settle up on the New…

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Christmas Essentials

Sarah’s Holiday Essentials

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Well we are just two days away and I still have a hand full of gifts to buy, ouch! I slacked. But there’s still time and I’m a clutch gift buyer, granted it won’t be the photo book that makes…

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Sarah’s Wishlist 2013

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1- Tom Scheerer Decorates One of my favorite designers, I doubt it will disappoint 2- Turntable I actually have a decent record collection and my vintage Bang & Olufsen kicked the bucket 3- Down Pullover Must have to wear on gym days, people run…

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Betsy’s Wishlist 2013

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1 Freaking Dress I need a party for this. Too bad my only parties this season are gonna be for the Oncology Ward 2 Santa Barbara Vino Train I love a quick adventure on rails, adding wine to the destination is that much sweeter….

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Topiary

A Holiday Gift Idea

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Let’s get these two together, Santolina Topiary / Italian terra cotta pot Give someone a little holly jolly and they can fill their windowsills and carrera marble counter tops like so,  Mark Sikes kitchen featured in Lonny  

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my dollhouse

Pass it Down

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I decided that I would like to give my oldest daughter DC my dollhouse that my grandfather Craig built for me when I was a kid. A dollhouse was actually on DC’s list in addition to the hideous hunk of…

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Great Books for the Wishlist

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Great art and coffee table books have always been a part of my wishlist. I wanted to share a few with you that are sure to be on mine this holiday season. All found on Amazon but don’t forget about…

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Happy Holidays from The Estate of Things

Happy Holidays from The Estate of Things

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Dear Lovely Readers, Here we are friends, another year is nearly gone. I hope that as you are reading this Betsy is reuniting with her family for the holidays and I am snuggled in front of a fire eating massive amounts…

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Light Show: Detroit Garden Works

Light Show: Detroit Garden Works

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Deborah Silver, owner of Detroit Garden Works, garden retailer and landscape extroidinaire is about to fire up the holiday light show on her blog Dirt Simple and I will be sure to watch and be inspired. The steel rings wrapped with lights have already…

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Holiday Gift Ideas

Holiday Gift Ideas

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I’m gathering ideas for gifts for my family and friends, December 25th always seems to sneak up on me…I vow to stop the trend. For my Husband, Books-I always select some for Dan. He says I have a knack for…

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Getting Ready

Getting Ready

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Over the weekend I put up some outside holiday decorations.  I bought a 20′ roll of pine garland from Lowe’s and decided to beef it up a bit with some of the frasier fir trimmings from our Christmas tree. I already had some…

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Pondering

Pondering

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CB2 carries these strands of glass “bubbles” and they classify them as table top decor. I was wondering if anyone had attempted to use them as holiday tree garland? Bubble ball strand, $10.95 I think the lights might reflect off…

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Christmas “Wist”

Christmas “Wist”

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Whether you like or not the holiday season is approaching. Usually sometime after Halloween I began to accept it and get my mind in gear. In case you haven’t noticed a lot of bloggers have “Wist” Lists scrolling or stationary…

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The Final Approach

The Final Approach

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Fasier firs prepared for delivery in 2008 at West End Wreaths in Ashe County, NC. West End is one of the many places in the NC mountains where you can venture on to the lot to “choose-n-cut”, its the preferred…

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