Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Deck The Halls 2011

So, its mid-November and Jill and I already have our Christmas decorations UP!  Well, in our space at Faded Elegance we do...

The Autumn sky was blue and clear on Monday, and for that we are grateful!  Many trips back and forth to our vehicles and upstairs to our cozy little space we went.  Kimberly (proprietor/owner of FE) had hot cocoa, mini cupcakes and other treats to keep up our energy.  And, yes, there was Christmas music ringing throughout the store!

Here is the back wall nook.  We were concerned how we were  going to fit everything in, but with a little maneuvering, we did it!

Handmade glass music sheet ornaments, with glitter stars.

Glass angels upcycled from outdoor walkway lights.  My dad handed these to me awhile ago asking if I could do anything with them.  They came from the house I grew up in.  I like them not only because they have personal meaning, but also because I glued a jingle bell onto each one as the angel's head.  I don't know why, but they make me laugh!  

Our tree has both vintage ornaments, as well as handmade ones.

Jill and her husband Kevin constructed a mantel out of old fence wood.  Also shown here  are music sheet trees (far right), a vintage snow sled (bottom middle), and snowy pinecones and fresh greenery in an old barrel.

Jill found this cool vintage Coca Cola wood crate, which worked great for displaying some of our vintage ornaments.

This is the back corner of our space, showing  all of the goodies ready for you to come  shop for your  must-have treasure.

Jill gave this old stool a festive flair with a fresh coat of paint and then stencilled  on the title to one of our favorite holiday songs!

Lots of goodies for you, including the white boa trees (middle of pic).  You must see these in person, they are too cute!  Also shown here, Peace On Earth signs made out of barn wood.

Ice skates ready to hit the rink! 

Bring the outdoors in and upcycle what you already have around your house to decorate your home this season.  I lightly spray painted this old terracotta pot and hot glued some fresh greenery to the top.  Adding a candle to the center and it makes a nice addition to our mantel.  Imagine what they would look like lit in a group of three.  Very cozy!

Jill and I would love to have you come visit our Cozy Winter Lodge at Faded Elegance.  There will be a contest for best decorated space.  When you vote, you are entered into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate to Faded Elegance!  How great is that?  Please vote for our space, the COZY WINTER LODGE!  For those of you who live out of the area, I hope you have an idea of what you are missing this holiday season!   Maybe it will inspire you to do something new with your holiday decor in your own home.  We hope so!

Thanks for all of your support!  Have a great week!


Cheree and Jill


  1. Looks amazing and so festive!

  2. Wow! You ladies have been busy making very beautiful things. I think dropping by faded elegance is just what I need to get in the holiday spirit. I hope to see you soon, Cheree!

  3. Thank you! Good to hear from you Trisha! Hope all is well for you and your family :)

  4. Wow, I can't believe how creative you two are and how fast you get this all done, or how you fit all this in your space, amazing! I will have to go see it in person for sure!