Oh my. Did you see that momentous number – #200??? Hard to believe we’ve reached such a milestone. Thank you, thank you, friends, for continuing to support our gathering every week! Thank you for linking up your awesome projects and thank you to those who come by each week to visit. It wouldn’t be such a great party without all of you!
I’m not finished with my Christmas decorating yet, are you? Only a few days before Thanksgiving, my crazy self decided to remove the gallery wall above my kitchen sideboard and replace it with some rustic open shelves. As if I had nothing better to do. I do love them though and how they look in all their Christmas finery!
If you still need a little help in the Christmas decorating department, check out How To Decorate A Christmas Tree – Directions From The Pros and How To Decorate A Christmas Wreath – Directions From A Pro. If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, I shared how to decorate a Christmas garland this morning.
Now, let’s get on with the party and see what all of you have been up to.
Welcome back to The Scoop!
and Suzy from Worthing Court Our host this week is
Debbie at Confessions of a Plate Addict
Hi everyone and welcome to the 200th edition of The Scoop! Wow! We are so happy to have each of you come party with us every week. After all, it would not be a party without you…our talented guests! And we are also excited to see that our party has grown to over 600 links each week...amazing!
Decking the halls is in full swing at my house and I want to share a fun and easy little idea that I have been waiting to try at Christmas…my VINTAGE TARTLET TEALIGHTS! I have been eyeing these little beauties on Scandinavian blogs and mulling over a way to create them. If I had known how easy it was, I would have tried this long ago! Be sure to head over to my blog to see for yourself!
And I have a confession…I am a true traditionalist when it comes to the holidays! For me, it’s just not Christmas unless it’s red and green! My simple TRADITIONAL CHRISTMAS MANTEL reflects just that…lots of greenery with natural elements, some fun galvanized lanterns topped by burlap striped ribbons and a whimsical collection of family stockings. You can get a closer peek HERE.
Also…be sure to head over to my blog to get some tips on finding ways to fit in more family time during these busy holidays. And…the good folks at Marie Callender’s are sponsoring a giveaway of a $100 VISA GIFTCARD as well. Just leave a comment on my blog HERE.
(This is a sponsored post.)
It’s always hard to choose features, especially this time of year, but here are a few things that caught my eye this week!
Rhonda at Ramblings of a Southern Girl showed us how she creates a VERSATILE LANTERN FOR THE SEASONS. I love the Christmas version!
These CHAI LATTE SNICKERDOODLE COOKIES from Melissa at Serendipity & Spice look yummy…and very festive, too!
I have a real tree this year so I had to check out HOW TO KEEP A REAL CHRISTMAS TREE ALIVE LONGER. Michele and Jessica at Just 2 Sisters share some great tips!
Tammy at Patina and Paint shared her tablescape for CHRISTMAS IN THE DINING ROOM. I love all the chalkboard touches!
And finally, Susan at Love of Home showed us how to PRETTY UP A FAUX GREEN WREATH. Genius! And you won’t believe how easy it is!
And now…let’s get on with the party! I can’t wait to see what you have to share!