Christmas down South….

Christmas 2016 fireplace resized

Welcome!  I'm so excited to finally give you a peek at our new home! It seems these days, I'm a day late and a dollar short but here I am with a glimpse into our house dressed up for Christmas day.  It might be sunny and almost 70 degrees on December 22nd, but that's okay because, "This is how we we roll in the South!" … [Read more...]

Winter Buffet Table in the Dining Room

Winter buffet table decorating ideas

*I have some very simple winter buffet table decorating ideas for you today* For the last couple of years, I've given myself the best gift. It's not something that would mean a whole lot to anyone else, but it definitely means a lot to me. And it's a gift that keeps on giving, long into the new year. What is it, you ask? Well, I had an epiphany last year when it came time to decorate my house for Christmas. As I began to pull out the bins of decor I felt almost myself having an almost … [Read more...]

My Christmas Home Tour

White half barrel tree stand with narrow Christmas tree atthepicketfence.com

Welcome, welcome friends! I'm so excited to be apart of the Jennifer Rizzo Design Company Holiday Housewalk again this year and bring you some Christmas home decorating ideas and inspiration! You won't want to miss out on all of the beautiful homes so be sure to head over to Jen's to begin at the beginning. If you are coming here after paying a visit to Jen at City Farmhouse I know you've already seen some truly beautiful eye candy and I'm so glad that you continued the housewalk … [Read more...]

A Winter Inspired Christmas Mantel

Winter woodland themed Christmas mantel decor atthepicketfence.com

I'm so excited to share with you my Winter Inspired Christmas Mantel today. But first, a little insight into life around my house. "Hey guys, remember the year that I decided to draw a picture on a napkin with permanent marker while we were decorating the Christmas tree and it soaked right through onto the kitchen table and Mom kind of freaked out?" "Oh yeah, I think that was the same year when Mom offered to let me help her spray fake snow on the panes of a vintage window and instead of … [Read more...]

Five Cute Christmas Ideas

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5 Cute Christmas Ideas from redheadcandecorate.com Good morning, friends! It's me, Julie from redheadcandecorate.com, stopping over today to share 5 cute Christmas ideas for decorating your home this holiday season. I really enjoy decorating for Christmas the most out of all of the holidays, and sometimes I try to think "outside the box" when doing so. It's funny, because in a lot of ways I am very traditional in my decorating style, but then I love to throw in an element of surprise to kind of … [Read more...]

How to Make an Appetizer Tree

Appetizer-Tree

Good morning, and Merry Christmas from redheadcandecorate.com! Last year, I tried something new for our annual Christmas appetizer party and I'm so excited to share it with you here today hoping maybe you will try it. Keep in mind, this is an appetizer you can use for any celebration. We don't usually have a large party, but we do invite our closest friends over, and everyone brings something to share. Then we all lounge around the fire in our kitchen chatting up a storm and sometimes even … [Read more...]

Grandma’s Box

molasses cookie recipe from atthepicketfence.com

Every year around this time of the year we would watch for it. We would hear a delivery truck coming down the street and race to the window, our little faces pressed against the glass hoping, willing it to stop at our house. And then would come the day that the truck did finally pull up to the curb in front of our house. We held our breath as the delivery man rummaged through the back before emerging holding something...was it the right size? Was it the right shape? Was it THE … [Read more...]

A Simple Hot Cocoa Station

hot cocoa station with skis

When my kids were really little, the days spent at home with them were mostly awesome. I wouldn't trade them for anything in the world. But they were also exhausting. Really, really exhausting. Being home alone with young children day in and day out can be both very fulfilling and very isolating.   … [Read more...]

Paper Angels and Pretty Trees

Cottage style Christmas decor atthepicketfence.com

I don't know about you, but it seems that beautifully decorated homes all dressed up for Christmas have taken over my social media accounts these days. In fact, this week I'm joining a group of bloggers who are going to be sharing some of their favorite holiday rooms. Hosted by The Everyday Home and Town and Country Living, each day we'll be bringing you loads of Christmas eye-candy. … [Read more...]