Welcome to Journey Jots #5!
In each weekly recap, I’ll share some of my most recent posts, favorite finds or things I’m currently shopping for, and an assemblage of home decor tips and decorating ideas from other bloggers. Settle in and join me for Journey Jots #5!
Journey Jots #5
Hello, guys! I hope each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We truly have so much to be grateful for.
My sister hosted this year and it was so much fun to be with my niece Molly for her first Thanksgiving. She’s growing like a weed and is such a joy to our family!
The weather has still been balmy for this time of the year. Last week, we discovered a trail in the woods that we never knew was there! It’s become a favorite spot to walk Tilly now.
It’s just magical in there with groves of massive Oak trees. Imagine how pretty it will be when we get our first big snow fall…I actually can’t wait for that 🙂
The woods are quiet to begin with but then put a bunch of snow in it and it’s just the most peaceful, serene place to be.
Do you like to walk in the woods? Where is you’re favorite nature spot?
Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds
- These pretty green pillow covers are perfect for the season.
- The possibilities are endless with these copper bells!
- I use bottle brush trees in every nook and cranny that I can for the season.
- Flocked trees are another staple in my Christmas decorating.
- I tie red velvet ribbon on vases, peg racks, around trees, etc…
- Instead of a tree skirt, I like to use a lace tablecloth to wrap around the tree base.
- These glittery pinecone ornaments can be used as vase and bowl fillers, as well!
On the Blog
Last Wednesday I shared a post on how to make a Christmas garland using vintage sheet music. With just a few simple materials and some paint, you can transform regular old paper into a beautiful piece of decor for the season!
Our Christmas tree went up the day after Thanksgiving! I like to stick to nostalgic Christmas decor so I can incorporate many of my vintage finds. You find ideas for classic red and green Christmas decor to use in your home.
Lastly, The Antiqued Journey Christmas candle collection is live in my shop! This is, by far, my most favorite candle collection that I’ve poured. I’m so proud of how they turned out and I hope you love them, too.
There are four brand new scents, each one smelling of a cozy and nostalgic Christmas. I hope you will take a minute to check them out.
There are only five candles remaining so get them before they sell out. Candles make amazing gifts!
Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey
Christmas content is in full swing! This week I’ll be sharing the next post in the Thrifted Goodies series! Come back on Thursday to see a large Christmas thrift haul and how I plan to style these finds in my home for the season. Then, the first week of December I’ll be sharing how to use a garland to create a wreath for a chandelier!
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Home Decorating Ideas from Around the Web
I also found a few amazing home decorating ideas and easy DIY projects from some other creators that I wanted to pass along.
- These ideas for dried orange Christmas ornaments are incredible!
- Who knew there were so many decorative uses for thrifted scarves?!
- Aliya’s European cottage style Christmas decor is simple yet completely stunning.
- If Victorian style is your jam, you will love Selena’s Victorian Christmas decor!
Thank you so much for being here!
Mindful Tip of the Week: Rather than focusing on what you don’t have, practice gratitude for what you do have.
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