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This year seamed a little more stressful, we lost a week between Thanksgiving and Christmas, so there is more hustle and bustle till December 25th arrives…. so it seams.

In reality my tree is here but not decorated, the cookies are not baked yet, and the homespun gifts are still scattered among the table in the Studio. But I feel a stillness in my heart that everything will be ok…..I am at peace with it. I hope you give yourself the same gift….peace in your heart that each ‘thing’ on the checklist does not need a check mark by it.


Our home is decorated with scatters of a little of this and a little of that. Simply remembering friends and good times as each item is pulled from the boxes and placed.

The glitter houses (above) a simple reminder of my good friend Jane Allen ~ and the joy she brings to my heart when we have the chance to play together.

A school girl play house (below) ~ a fun memory of the find at an Auction with my friends Tracy and Sherry of Sister Stash. Such good memories ~ especially our rides home after a long day of pickin’.

…and a little Christmas gift to me, a Barb Homes Jones snowjob….be still my heart.

And a warm Welcome into our home….

Our Entry Way has been a work in progress ~ enjoying the process. Sister Stash found the perfect toy horse to add to the entry decor, along with festive snowman from an ol’ store front window and hand knitted mittens from my dear Sister Kristine.

….oops, on the spelling of Christmas. To much hustle and bustle!

Adding just a touch of red to the dining room china closet ~ a handmade candy cane from my sweet friend Rupa, along with tin candy canes found so many years ago at a craft show with my dear friend Paula.

Wonderful memories all tied up in ‘the pretties’ thru-out our home with Holiday Touches added during the Christmas season.

Wishing you peace in your heart, a home filled with warmth, time spent with family and friends…..and the merriest of Christmas.


Coming Soon ~ Homespun, Handmade and Heartfelt, Its a Wrap, It’s all in the Presentation and New Beginnings.

10 thoughts on “Holiday Touches to the Everyday 2019

  1. How beautiful your home is! What lovely touches you add to make it festive, too! <3 Thank you for sharing your home with us! <3

    1. Merry Christmas my dear friend!

  2. Lisa Boivin says:

    In my temporary living arrangement everything that I use to decorate the holidays are still in boxes. The only sign that physically shows in this place that the holidays are upon us are the Christmas cards that have been received from family and friends. It’s definitely a year that has allowed me to reflect on Christmas’ past and the fond memories that were made. But, this year has shown me that without decorations, cookies, lights, and tree there are other “gifts” that I can take comfort in. Health, food, my family, a roof over my head, friends, and above all my spirituality and love in my heart. I think that without all the hustle and bustle this year, it has allowed me time to step back and admire the beauty that others create for their homes and businesses. I absolutely enjoyed the view of your home dressed up for the season. You have wonderful decorating tastes and you so warmly share your love of Christmas by putting out your “welcome” mat for your viewers to see through the photos you share of your lovely abode. You are truly an inspiration to us all Amy and I wish you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year. ❤️💚

    1. So happy you have this time in your life to be still and appreciate all the beauty…..thank you always for your kind words that keep this girls creativity moving….wishing you and yours the merriest!

  3. Glad you are still enjoying the glitter houses. I just had a glitter house party at church with about 25 or so, it was great fun and everything sparkled. Glad you are enjoying this holiday season. Look forward to creating together in the new year. Love and Blessings to you and Jerry this Christmas.

    1. Must have been fun with all that glitter! Love and Blessings to you and Al….playtime soon!

  4. Barbara Perry says:

    Your house is so warm and cozy, Amy! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    1. Merry Christmas!

  5. Lynn says:

    Merry Christmas Amy!

    1. Merry Christmas!

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