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Journey Jots #7

By Rachel

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Welcome to Journey Jots #7!

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 #7!

Journey Jots #7

Journey Jots #7

Hello, guys! Happy Sunday to you!

I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season, however that looks for you.

We have decked our halls and I adore the glow of the Christmas lights and the fire in the evenings…it’s cozy and so very comforting. These two are my entire world and this picture just makes my heart melt!

Journey Jots #7

Life Lately

We are in the Christmas spirit over here!

Last weekend, hubby and I went on a date to a German Christmas market downtown St. Paul that took place at Union Depot. You guys. It was SO CROWDED! Like..I felt like I was a cattle being pushed through a teeny tiny gate the whole time.

But look how pretty the ceiling is! It’s very art deco type design and it’s super neat.

train depot ceiling

However, the highlight for us was seeing this antique steam train that was called ‘The North Pole Express’. It was SO cool!! Look how big it is…I look like an ant standing in front of it!

a steam train in Minnesota

Lastly, the lakes have started to freeze over now that it’s December. We took a magical sunset walk the other evening and captured this beautiful scene over our favorite lake.

sunset over icy lake

Favorite Weekly Shopping Finds

On the Blog

Last week I shared TWO Christmas posts!

First, I shared how to decorate a chandelier for Christmas using just two items. This is, by far, the easiest DIY I’ve ever done!

decorating a chandelier for Christmas

Then, I welcomed you into my home and shared my vintage Christmas home tour!

decorating with vintage Christmas items bells and ironstone

Lastly, The Antiqued Journey Christmas candle collection is sold out! A huge THANK YOU to each one of you who supported my small business this season. It truly means the world.

The next candle launch will be Spring of 2024!

handmade soy wax Christmas candles

Coming Up on The Antiqued Journey

Holiday content is in full swing! This week I’ll be sharing some easy ways of decorating with ribbon for Christmas…it’s not just for the tree anymore!

Then, coming up, I’ll be sharing a Christmas tablescape, a round up of my top posts from the year, and the next installment of Thrifted Goodies.

Lots of super fun content coming your way! Be sure you are subscribed to my e-mail so you are the first to know about new posts and merchandise updates!

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Home Decorating Ideas from Around the Web

Closing Tidbits for Journey Jots #7

Thank you so much for being here! I love sharing a little bit of my daily life with you.

Mindful Tip of the Week: Be gentle with yourself as you move through the day.

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Other Christmas Posts to Enjoy

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8 Comments. Leave new

  • Debra@CommonGround
    December 10, 2023 9:09 am

    Hi Rachel, seeing your nearby landscape is such a treat. How wonderful that you get to get out and enjoy the relaxation and beauty of nature. Thanks so much for sharing my baker’s rack for Christmas. Have a great week!

    • Rachel Granholm
      December 10, 2023 6:07 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoy seeing it, Debra! I love to photograph our little slice of the world. Thanks for coming by today! Have a lovely week ahead!

  • MaryJo Materazo
    December 10, 2023 9:51 am

    I’m loving these Journey jot posts Rachel! Happy Sunday friend. XO- MJ

  • Such a great capture of you guys all snuggled up by the fire! It’s a fabulous reminder to slow down and enjoy the season even though the holiday hustle is in full swing. I’m glad you guys had a chance to enjoy the lake one last time. It’s such a special time to take in the changes we go through each season. Big hugs and can’t wait to dive into these links, CoCo

    • Rachel Granholm
      December 11, 2023 2:00 pm

      Thanks so much, friend!
      Yes…I’m all about slowing down, even when things seem to be moving at a thousand miles a minute. We got some snow over the weekend and it looks so pretty outside 🙂

  • I guess the lake freezing means Winter is coming, ready or not!! Love the pic of your hubby and sweet dog, it is precious! Can’t believe how fast this month is going and Christmas will be here so soon! Enjoy the days leading up to Christmas and have a great week!


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