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Journey Jots #5

By Rachel

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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!

old wood building in the woods

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!
Journey Jots #5

Life Lately

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.

a trail in the woods

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.

tall Oak trees

Do you like to walk in the woods? Where is you’re favorite nature spot?

feather on the trail

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds

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!

a christmas garland with vintage sheet music

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.

a reflection of a Christmas tree and velvet deer in an antique mirror

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!

handmade soy wax Christmas candles

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.

Closing Tidbits

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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Christmas Posts to Enjoy

a Christmas centerpiece with vintage ornaments and a book
Easy Christmas Centerpiece

a DIY stamped Christmas gift tag on a present with velvet ribbon
DIY Gift Tags with Stamps

vintage ornaments displayed in a Christmas bowl
Vintage Christmas Decorating Ideas

6 Comments. Leave new

  • Lora Bloomquist
    November 26, 2023 3:46 pm

    Thanks for including my scarf decor ideas this week, Rachel! Glad you had a sweet Thanksgiving:) Enjoy your holiday lights!

  • I can’t get over how much Molly is growing Rachel! She’s such a cutie pie and I’m excited you guys got to spoil her for Thanksgiving. I love being in nature this time of year and I can’t believe you found a new trail that is so cool. You have to share what it looks like covered in snow so I can live my winter wonderland dreams through you. Can’t wait to dive into all these links! Big hugs, CoCo

    • Rachel Granholm
      November 28, 2023 12:41 pm

      I know…it’s so crazy. She’s going to be crawling before we know it! I’ll for sure share some snowy pics…we don’t have any yet but it shouldn’t be too long now before we get a good dumping 🙂

  • Hi there! So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Molly has the brightest smile, and she will make Christmas so special for your family this year! It’s neat that you found a new trail! We love to walk in our neighborhood, a nearby nature preserve, and the Disney parks, especially Animal Kingdom! Have a great week!

    • Rachel Granholm
      November 28, 2023 1:56 pm

      Thank you!! Yes…she even had a cold and was STILL happy and smiley 🙂 Thanks for coming by, Donna!


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