Monday, December 21, 2015

Winter Solstice ~

Winter officially begins today.  The good part, starting tomorrow we will have more minutes of daylight each day.  Hopefully the prediction of a mild winter will hold true in northern Ohio.  I really won't feel bad if we don't get much snow :)
I finished my Facebook challenge rug today and I'm doing a little happy dance.  I bound it in the wool I used for the horse (cut in an 8).  It's the first time I've bound a rug with wool strips and I'm happy with the way it turned out and it didn't take nearly as long as I thought it would.  I'll share the finish as soon as it gets a final steaming.

Here are a few more pictures from around the house. 
The big tree taken without a flash.

My only vintage feather tree.  The bead garlands, along with some of the ornaments, are also vintage. 

I always struggle over what to use on the dining room table.  It's been a year or two since I used the sled.

Another cheesy plastic Santa.  I think I have 5 of them around the house.

I will leave you with this picture of our sweet Loocie.  DSO sent this to me at work and it just made me smile.  I don't know how she can possibly be comfortable, but she sleeps like this often.
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


The Eveningstitcher said...

I love your cheesy Santa's!!! Everything looks beautiful...I love that grandfather's clock...and the feather tree.....

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lauren,
Your rug is just wonderful! I know that feels good to get it finished!! Love all your displays! The tree is so pretty and I really love the sled on your table! I did that too!! Locie is sooooo cute!! If I slept that way I would dislocate my jaw!! Glad she is happy!!
Merry Christmas Hugs~

Primitive Stars said...

Evening Lauren, love the picture of Loocie, so darn cute.... Great trees too and I like your cheesy Santa's, look neat lite up.Blessings Francine.

Dog Trot Farm said...

Oh Lauren your home is just beautiful! I love everything in it from the big tree to the sled...Loocie is too cute, I believe I have found Travis sleeping in a similar position! Merry Christmas my friend...

WoolenSails said...

Your decorations look wonderful and I love your sled. That looks like something Bill could make. I always look at them in the store and the nice ones are so much, so maybe we can make one next year.


Three Sheep Studio said...

Everything looks so festive !
Loocie has the right idea ! Nap time ;)

Jacqueline said...

Your decorations are beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Julia said...

I love your warn decor and the sled on the table too.Your home looks so inviting. Ohh Loocie sleeps like one of my barn cats. He get up on the water heater and rest his chin in between the two water pipes and valve.

Your challenge rug looks great. Congratulations on finishing it.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Wonderful Christmas fun at your house! Love the little vintage feather tree...and ornaments. Great finish on your rug. My first rug was a primitive Xmas tree and I bound it in red ticking. I like the look of that kind of finish. Loocie is adorable!
Have a wonderful Christmas, my friend!
xo Robyn

Frank RV 12 said...

I'll bet I could find an old, antique-like snowmobile to put on your dining room table next year. What do you say?

Saundra said...

Both trees look beautifully decorated and the whole house dressed to the nines. It has been a while since I bound a rug with wool strips and you have inspired me to do that....soon. But not the one I'm currently working on. Nice table display with the sled.

Gayle said...

I love that feather tree - can't believe you have the perfect vintage ornaments to go on it! And the sled for a centerpiece is pure genius! I used wool strips once to whip a rug and quite enjoyed the process and the finished product. Look forward to seeing your rug!

Kim said...

Christmas as your house always looks magical. The sled idea is very cool. Love that Loocie. Anything can be a pillow if you're tired :)

acorn hollow said...

your house is so lovely! what a great collection of Christmas you have.
have a wonderful Holiday

village folk art said...

It all looks so inviting and festive ... especially like the sled and Loocie is too precious.

Have a Blessed Christmas & Peace to all,

imsteelefullofscrap said...

Love your cheesy Santa's I have one that about 4 ft tall that my mom just gave me she was going to throw it out its so faded I'm going good to repaint it for next year

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