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More Glass Tile Christmas Ornaments!

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Because the glass tile Christmas tree ornaments were such a huge hit with everyone –and were super easy — Alberto wanted to do them again…but with a little twist.  We decided to use small square glass tiles and put the initials of the host on both sides on an angle — remember, even the smallest change can give new personality to an old idea!

Once again, we think they came out great!  We’re planning on doing a few more variations before the holidays are over…and we also have Chris and Lauren’s wedding coming up in a couple of weeks! We really love this idea…you should try it too!

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Glass Tile Christmas Ornaments

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Alberto is the driver behind many of the ideas in this blog, but I have to admit that when I heard this particular one, I thought he was nuts.  He just said that he wanted to make ornaments out of glass tile, and all I thought of was the regular 4″x 4″ tile. I told him that it was going to be too HEAVY to hang on the tree. The second thing I thought was, why would anyone want to think of a bathroom when looking at the Christmas tree?!  (Well, unless you’re one of our dogs…)  Read more →

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Teddy Bear Christmas Ornaments

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After our recent visit from our family, we wanted to make something for our nieces and nephews for Christmas.  Our original intent was to make teddy bears for our nieces with some of the leftover fabric from other projects.  We didn’t quite get to that, but we still liked the idea.  So Alberto suggested that we make ornaments for them.  That way, they will always have them at Christmas.   Read more →

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Christmas Napkin Holders (and Ornaments!)

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With our family here from North Carolina, we’ve been surrounded by family, which is always wonderful.  During the down time, I can’t help but wonder how crazy they must think we are with our Christmas decorations. I thought of this while I was looking at our tree in the dining room.  We have two silver ornaments of an A and B (for Alberto and Brent).  It made me smile because we made those ornaments years ago, for our second year in our first house. Here’s how we came up with them…  Read more →

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Candy Apple (red) Christmas Wreath

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Alberto and I had wanted to make something shiny and fun for our front door Christmas wreath, like the one we did for our first Christmas together.  It was made with metallic gift bows in gold, silver and copper.  (We don’t have a picture of the wreath, but the matching trees that we made for the center of the table can be seen in our gallery!)  So we were off to Michael’s! Read more →

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Our Christmas Trees

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Growing up, my family would always put up the Christmas tree the day after Thanksgiving. It was always the beginning of Christmas for me.  Today, Alberto and I still continue this tradition, and each year it keeps expanding.  We have three trees (yes, three): living room, family room and dining room.  However, they’re all artificial.  We love real trees.  But when we used to get them, they always got messy after a few days, and, quite frankly, they became a fire hazard by the time Christmas arrived.  Read more →

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Happy Thanksgiving!

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Our Thanskgiving table is ready! All we need now is the food (we’re not cooking this year — we’re not that crazy!). Thanks everyone for the words of encouragement over the past weeks and we hope that y’all have a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Go [insert local NFL/NBA/NHL/NCAA team here]!!!

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Tile Chargers and Candleholders

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We were walking through Home Depot, and Alberto came across a really pretty terracotta-color porcelain tile. We had been looking for chargers for the holidays and realized that the tiles were perfect for what we were looking to do with our Thanksgiving table…and they were like $1 each! This is one of the easiest projects you can do!

In addition, we wanted to bring some natural elements to the table, so we decided to make our own candle holders….out of old logs.  Read more →

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Thanksgiving Table Runner

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After making the napkins, I wanted to add even more fall colors to our Thanksgiving table. I like table runners because they help us do this while still allowing the beauty of the table to show through. Read more →

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Striped Napkins

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We generally have everyone over to our house for the holidays.  Each year we spend about as much time on how the table will look as we do on the meal.  (Honestly, while Alberto is in the kitchen, the only only thing I care about is the table-scape. Thanks Sandra Lee!)  Read more →

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