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21 November, 2012

Need Some Inspiration? It's Christmas Open House!

Christmas Open HouseIt’s the time of year that I look forward to…when my favorite store has their Christmas open house! I always find lots of inspiration and some beautiful holiday decor to put me in the Christmas mood! Want to come along? We are heading to the Queen of Hearts in Alpharetta, Georgia!

fireplace One of the first things you will see when you enter is this wonderful mantel decorated with pretty plates (You know I love that!) and these fabulous stockings! I have been seeing a lot of these colors…so fun to see them translated into Christmas! And…a mirror in the fireplace…genius!

stockings page Need some ideas for stockings? These are the most unusual ones that I saw made from everything from vintage grain sacks and gingham to upholstery fabric with fun trim!

wreath page There are lots of fun and different wreaths starring hydrangeas, coffee filters, skates and webbing!

sweater candles What a fun way to decorate your candles for the holidays…burlap and sweater sleeves!

Sheet Music DecorationsIt looks like music-themed decorations are as popular as ever this Christmas with everything from a tree decorated entirely with sheet music to a different spin on a sheet music wreath! Love those sheet music feathers!

tree skirtI also love this unique Christmas tree skirt made from several different vintage-y looking fabrics! Hmmm…wish I could find the one with the frenchy script somewhere…fabulous!

tree 2 Here’s a beautiful little hydrangea tree to match the wreath I showed you earlier! I need to print this photo and put it beside my hydrangeas to inspire them to grow some pretty blooms like that for me next year!

dough bowl You know I have a thing about dough bowls and I love this one…filled with big mercury glass acorns and surrounded by elk sheds…fabulous! I have everything I need to recreate this on a smaller scale.

deerNow you have to admit that you love these burlap-covered deer…so cute and different! Love those big eyes!
And now…get ready to have your socks blown off! It’s the pièce de résistance of the whole Christmas open house…

wreath 4…this fabulous wreath made from angora and cashmere sweaters! I am in love! Are you holding your breath? Isn’t it gorgeous? I don’t know about you, but I found several things I want to try to make! And…I’d better get busy…Christmas is only a little over a month away!

Need even more inspiration?  Have a look at  Christmas Open House 2011 and Christmas Open House 2010...more fabulous ideas from the Queen of Hearts!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed coming along to open house! Please visit these wonderful bloggers and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Under the Table and Dreaming for the Sunday Showcase Party
Thrifty Decor Chick for Before and After Monday

Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday

The Stories of A2Z for Tutorials and Tips Tuesday
Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday

A Stroll thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Cedar Hill Ranch for Cowgirl Up! on Tuesdays

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesday's Treasures
Savvy Southern Style for Wow Us Wednesdays
DIY by Design for Fall into Fall

The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursdays
No Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on Thursdays

Stone Gable for Tutorials. Tips and Tidbits on Thursdays
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Craftberry Bush for Happy Hour on Saturdays
Serenity Now for Weekend Bloggy Reading
Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special
See you next time! A la prochaine!

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  1. Hi Debbie,
    Wow, thanks for all the inspiration this morning. I'm ready to try a few of these projects.

    Happy Thanksgiving!


  2. So pretty, Debbie! I love all the stockings. I keep looking at new ones for us, but find it hard to replace the ones we've used for a long time now. Love that tree skirt, too!

  3. so many fun things, the burlap deer are adorable!!

  4. I didn't get to go. Was going to and missed it again. I need to go over there and see if anything is left.

  5. Ooooh I love that sweater wreath! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration :)

    xoxo, Tanya

  6. Oh Wow Debbie, So many beautiful pretties for Christmas. I love those gingham stockings! Thanks for taking us along.

    Happy Thanksgiving,
    The French Hutch

  7. Debbie,

    Such great inspiration. Love the tree with the Hydrangeas. Beautiful pictures


  8. I was introduced to that fabulous place by Kim (Savvy)....the Queen of Hearts is fantastic!...Hope to go back there very soon!!

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Debbie!! Thanks for all of the inspiration!

  9. Debbie, I love the cloth wrapped deer. So cute. It is amazing how very talented people can be, don't you think? Happy thanksgiving to you and yours, Susie

  10. Wow! Wonderful inspirations! I love the wreaths and candles in sweaters! Cute! Time to get crafting! Hugs, Linda

  11. Love your collection of inspirations. The fabulous French script fabric is Amore by Premier Prints. I bought some online about three weeks ago to finish a bathroom refresh with a new shower curtain.

  12. Thanks for letting us tag along!

  13. Debbie- What WONDERFUL inspirations here. Love them all-xo Diana

  14. Debbie,
    Blessed Thanksgiving Day, dear friend!!!
    WoW!!! What inspiration! Those stockings, wreaths, trees and vignettes are fabulous!!! When I saw the cashmere sweater wreath...I thought that was in your home!!! Certainly looks like it belongs with you! I'll be back to see your creation soon!!!

  15. I am in love! :) Come link up at the French party! Xo

  16. lovely ideas! the Queen has so many talented & creative dealers. thanks so much for featuring my vintage ice skate wreath and my sheet music ornies. simple creations anyone can make using vintage finds! your newest fan,
    sarah @


Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! I appreciate my wonderful readers!... Debbie