Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Vintage Truck Sign Christmas Wreath and our White Retro Christmas Tree

Merry Christmas everybody!  This is Donna from Modern on Monticello blog again and I'm so happy to contribute to A Glimpse Inside Blog this month and to get a chance to wish everyone a happy holiday.   I have so enjoyed contributing to A Glimpse Inside Blog this past year and wish Allison, Jamie, and Rachel the best in 2018!

For my last post I am sharing with you, I wanted to show you my Vintage Truck Christmas Wreath and a few photos of our Retro Inspired White Christmas tree.

I saw where Allison shared a Vintage Truck sign a few weeks ago and I always knew we shared the same taste and design vibes.  I hope you were able to read her post but if not check it out here

So, in the same spirit of loving all things with vintage trucks, I am sharing my recent project featuring a vintage truck sign.





I found this vintage truck sign on Amazon a few weeks ago while looking for retro themed Christmas ornaments for my white Christmas tree.  I was participating in a Christmas Tree blog hop and wanted to add more ornaments to the tree.  I have seen a green truck version of this sign but really wanted it in the red truck version.

Just so you know, my husband and son are working on a 1960 F100 Ford Truck which just so happens to be red - underneath all the rust - so vintage trucks have been a favorite around our house since before Retro and Vintage were the "in" thing.   The vintage truck sign for our house had to be red.





I wanted to keep the wreath pretty simple other than the vintage truck sign so I only added a string of LED battery operated lights and a bow.






I was going to originally hang this wreath outside my own back entrance door - which you see in these pictures - but my son and daughter in law are moving in to our rental house this upcoming weekend.  Yes, they are going to be our first renters while my son is away in seminary school next year - and since they are moving a week before Christmas they really won't have much chance to decorate their new home.  I have decided to hang this wreath on their front door as a surprise and a housewarming gift.





I am also excited to share with you some pictures of my family's white retro themed Christmas tree.










I hope you have a Merry Christmas and that 2018 is everything you want it to be.  

Donna







Friday, December 8, 2017

MHCT&M: Vintage Inspired DIY Christmas Crafts

Happy Friday friends! 
Bev here from Flamingo Toes today and I've gathered up some of my very favorite vintage inspired DIY Christmas Crafts!



 If you love vintage and retro style Christmas decor this list is sure to get you inspired to start creating!

   

 Retro Winter Wonderland Wreath  

   

 If you love the look of vintage Christmas ornaments but can't find any around, try making them yourself!  

  Giant tinsel garland make a fantastic vintage-looking wreath! Add vintage ornaments to complete the look.  

 Repurposed mini jello mold silver bells! 

Repurposed folding rulers Christmas tree
  
  The Easiest DIY Christmas Pillow Ever  

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   custom color vintage Christmas lights  

  DIY vintage farmhouse style baking tin ornaments kreativk.net  

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  I've been imagining these dimensional Christmas centerpiece for weeks and finally found time to try out the idea! You'll love these cool trees! 

   

  Vintage-Christmas-Card-Stitched-Artwork 


I love all of these!! 
Guess I better get busy and start crafting!!
 
 
 
 
Your hostesses,
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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Handmade Hangout Party #183

December is here, which is so crazy to me, and there aren't many more parties for 2017 so let's get this party started! 
Share your ideas below and explore to get some new ones! 




You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

 
 
 
We have just a few easy rules:
1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!



Wednesday, December 6, 2017

This, That, and Everything in Between- November 2017

Another month has passed by and we are that much closer with each passing day to Christmas, New Year's Eve, followed by 2018. That just seems so utterly crazy to me! 
Why is when you are a kid, it feels like time goes by slowly but as an adult, and as an adult with kids, it flies so freaking fast?! For real?! 
Perhaps it is also the fact that lately I feel like a chicken running around with their head cut off. Going in every direction attempting to get something checked off the to do list, circling around to something else and the list just keeps on growing. Ok, I'll digress! 

Today is all about recapping our activities from November! I feel like the month was crazy busy and I don't have a ton of pictures but here's what we did...


 The very first day of the month began with Miss S turning 4!! She was so excited! 
She got to go to school to have her first school birthday party where we took a cookie cake and she got a birthday crown and she did not want to take that off all day long! She made out in the birthday gift department this year too and had a fantastic day.


 A few days later we celebrated her birthday again with friends at her Shimmer and Shine party. It was a great day and she loved it, if you can't tell by the blurry picture of her! lol



 The party was fun but I think the girls has just as much fun or more playing in all the draping as we were taking it down from the walls and ceiling.

 Miss S got a Snow White wig, her favorite princess, for her birthday so we've been living with Snow White on and off ever since. She sure looks cute with all that hair!



 On the 7th it was time to celebrate Travis turning another year older! We opened gifts, went out to dinner, and then instead of a cake, had Culver's concretes for dessert.



 Miss P had her first school program on Veteran's Day. Travis had the day off so we all got to go and enjoy the program.



 Travis and I have been lucky enough to go on a lot more date nights recently. We snuck out one evening to dinner, a quick little thrift store shopping, and then went to go see a Christmas play at the local theater.

 There were quite a few super busy days and evenings mid month with tons of work and school activities but I was able to sneak in a paint party teaching some of my fellow Army spouses how to paint the Winter Farm. This was such a fun party!



 Miss P had Thanksgiving lunch at her school and we were all able to go eat with her. She was so excited we were there!



 This is our one and only shot from actually Thanksgiving. We had some of our really good friends over that will soon be moving and we were having such a great time, none of use took any more pictures! The girls were exhausted from playing and the adults had a great time chatting, drinking, and eating.



 The day after Thanksgiving I got all my fall decor put away and brought out all of my Christmas decorations instead of going out shopping. Though I must state, I finished shopping and the gifts are already wrapped and it feels so good!! Now to just find the time to fill out Christmas cards!



 The month came to an end with much warmer weather than we had all month and we had some gorgeous ORANGE sun rises. The entire sky looked like it was on fire multiple mornings. And for a girl that hates to wake up early enough to see a sun rise, the sky made it worth it!



To round out this month's recap I'll share some cute pictures of our fur babies.
Poppy has discovered that we have turned on our in floor heating in our master bathroom and it has become her favorite napping spot. And who can blame her? It is always nice ans cozy in there!



 And one more of Patton... he has to be with me all the time. If he can't sit and cuddle with me he has to be near some how. I was working on making some birthday banners for our good friends and this was where he decided to hang out while I worked on the floor. Comfortable but he kept his watch on me with that one exposed eye.


I'm sure I am missing something to share because it was a very busy month but that is all for now! 
Stay tuned for our December activities!






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