Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Warm and cozy...

It's almost time for Thanksgiving...what do you have planned? We are staying home and hosting Thanksgiving here for family...it will be a nice, relaxing day~ maybe play cards after dinner, like we do, with full bellies. ha

I created these little boxes that could be used for place settings at Thanksgiving or just small gifts to give to those who come. They are very easy, and my daughter began to make some of these for her teachers filled with a yummy treat.
Papers, rub ons, and chipboard are Dream Street's Sam collection. I used a couple of resin pieces by Melissa Frances, some Offray and Fancy Pants ribbon and a Prima flower. I was inspired by these cute boxes...visit the link for a how-to. Such a fun, inspiring blog!

Since Thanksgiving is on its way, I begin to think more about home and family and how lucky I am. I thought I'd share a few pics of some of my favorite places, things in my home...

The entry way here...just hung those shelves and pics recently (and we've been here 5 years now)! :)
My favorite pillow on the entryway bench...
Dining room...actually it's an eat-in kitchen, I guess you would call it...
The mantle...
Part of the living room... see the little computer behind the sofa? That's where I sit when I surf the net...
Another shot... I love having it here in the living room, so I can still be close to family and everything that's going on. When I'm done, just close it up and nobody really knows it's there. People look at me funny when I say my computer is in the living room. lol
Well, I've been in the holiday mood (actually more for Christmas than Thanksgiving!), so I have lots to show you soon of some vintage-y, Christmas-y, snowy projects to get you in the mood for Christmas too!

P.S. Please visit the Melissa Frances blog for a "Thankful" give-away! One lucky blog reader will receive $250 free products, so head on over there and leave a comment, quick!

20 comments:

Michelle*G said...

Your home is lovely! That's a fabulous pillow!

Kelly Shults said...

What a beautiful home and love the little gift boxes. :)

Ibolya said...

Lovely Danielle.i love the boxes, í'm going to look at that site.
Your home looks very nice love the color of the walls....

Kathleen said...

You have an amazing home Danielle, breathtaking...*sigh*

xx

Tracy said...

the pictures of your home are lovely. thanks for the tutorial link for the boxes. yours look great!

Maria said...

Oooh! I love your decor! And I'm going to try out those boxes, they are adorable.

Jenn said...

cute idea and your home is so pretty!

Charlene said...

Beautiful Dani!! And I love those sweet creations as always! Hugs, char

jen said...

Thanks for the box link- super cute! And your home is lovely! Thanks for showing us (and you're not the only one that takes 5 yrs to hang stuff or find the thing that is just right for a space!)

Linda said...

your home looks just like that...Home...beautiful...love the boxes. Too cute.

Kay Sibley said...

Precious boxes, Dani! The tree patten paper is ADORABLE! Your house is lovely. I remember months ago when you were painting! Gosh, do I LOVE that fabulous pillow on your bench!!! Heading over to Melissa Frances blog right now. Thanks for letting us know! ♥♥ Kay

Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

you have such a beautiful home dani & these little gift boxes are awesome! thx for the fab inspo girl - smiles, m-

Elizabeth said...

Girl I knew your home would look this amazing! I love the little peeks that you shared. From what we can see, it's a beautiful home, what a blessing!

Andrea Amu said...

Such a beautiful house... looks real cozy! It's nice to see where you surf, lol! And I remember when you ordered that pillow! It's lovely.

Those boxes are so darn cute as well... love that you added the pretty resin pieces to them :)

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great work

Sarah said...

Danielle,
Thanks so much for the link to my petal pocket boxes! You're so sweet! I've loved looking at your blog. You're so creative!

-Sarah from Create Studio
www.createstudio.blogspot.com

Sophia said...

Your home looks beautiful with all the FALL decor...loving those cute boxes!!!

Lara said...

cute Danielle! I designed the Sam collection for Dream Street and this kind of stuff is EXACTLY what I envisioned!!!

Suzy Girardin said...

Your home is as beautiful as your scrapbooking designs! Thanks for sharing.

KarenP said...

Beautiful decos Danielle! I clicked on your blog from SC - so glad I checked in! Thanks for the inspiration!