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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

As we move into the new year we are once again faced with new challenges and many changes in our life.  Tea Cottage Pretties will soon have a new home.  We just retired from the military and my hubby accepted a new job.  The new job requires that we make a major life change because we will once again be moving.  We are both excited about our new life and apprehensive at the same time.  Changes are always lots of hard work but we will finally be settled. 

We have many months to prepare for our move and to search for a new home.  I am so excited about finding our new place.  I will once again be able to install my beautiful chandeliers and design our home to our taste.  We hope to have room for all of us and even a guest room for our family to visit since we will be living far away.  

For now, I am doing what I can to purge our home and prepare everything for the relocation. However, I still can not resist decorating for Valentine's Day.  


I adore vintage styled holiday decor items and Valentine's Day is no exception.  I had some decorations on hand but I wanted to add a few things and Hobby Lobby had the perfect items.  I purchased a wooden heart sign to use on my post that my hubby made for me during Christmas.  


 I added ribbon and a bow and then I wrapped the fairy lights around the post.  It makes an adorable sign.  I guess I will have to decorate my post for every season and holiday!  


I have much more to share but for now, I want to wish everyone a very happy new year and share our wonderful news.  I hope that your new year is off to a great start.  

Happy New Year,

Beverly

Tea Cottage Pretties


Monday, December 26, 2016

Holiday Decor Part 5 Living Room

Holiday Decor

Part 5 

My favorite new decor items for 2016!

My greatest wish for this year and every year. 



I found this lovely vintage inspired piece at Hobby Lobby this year. 






My vintage inspired pink deer from Target are just so sweet. 



I used a couple of them in this pretty vignette. 



My new glass Christmas trees.  The tall one is a pretty pink color and the shorter one is blue, the colors just didn't come out in the pictures.  


Here you can see the colors a little better. 


A few of my new deer are on the mantel. 

  

My pink Santa by Rachel Ashwell for Target. 



I was able to order him online and I never did see him at any of the Targets located near me.  I gave him the tiny bottle brush tree and silver tinsel. 



My new Christmas houses from Cracker Barrel. 







I also found these adorable Christmas house ornaments at Cracker Barrel. 




I love adding to our holiday decor collection and this year was even more special after having been in Korea for the past two years.  

I hope that everyone had a wonderful and glorious Christmas this year and here's hoping that your New Year is filled with all things wonderful. 

Merry Christmas, 

Beverly

Tea Cottage Pretties




Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Holiday Decor Part 4

Holiday Decor

Part 4

Family Room


Recently I shared my stocking post that my husband made for me but I still wanted to share a few more photos of our family room decor.  I don't know about you but I am never really finished decorating.  I am always moving things and changing them around but I think I am finally finished with our family room.  Our theme is a blue Christmas featuring snowmen and whimsical things.  If you notice the penguin up on the desk in the above photo, he actually sings    "Bounce, bounce, everybody bounce, bounce to the water and bounce right in"  while he bounces. 

Santa has been busy wrapping presents!




We even had a rare COLD night here in Texas and we were able to light a fire.  Please excuse the photo, I snapped a quick one while we were relaxing. 


When we aren't dreaming by the fire, I have some pretty birchwood and greenery that I use to decorate the fireplace. 


I had a little trouble finding birchwood but I finally found some at Hobby Lobby.  Don't you just love Hobby Lobby?  Wait till you see my other finds in my next blog post.  


My wreath and garland are on a timer and they are on for 6 hours a day and then off for 18.  I love that I do not have to think about them.  I have them on from 6 pm til midnight.  


Tiffany helped me wrap the gifts for everyone except hers of course.  
And my favorite gift so far is this one. 


If you would like to see more photos from our family room Christmas decor click here  http://teacottagepretties.blogspot.com/2016/11/holiday-decor-part-2-stocking-post.html

Sneak peak at what is coming up in my next post. 


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Happy Everything,
Beverly 

Tea Cottage Pretties

Monday, November 28, 2016

Holiday Decor Part 3

Holiday Decor

Part 3


My pink ceramic deer that I recently added to my holiday decor collection.  I love their sweet vintage look and I just could not resist them. 


I have used these cuties in my tea room to decorate for Christmas.  Here they are on display with some of my antique Limoges and pink bottlebrush trees.  


Also featured here is my vintage Nancy Ann doll.  


I added snowflake lights that are on a 6-hour timer.  


I love how my mantel turned out.  It is so dreamy and precious.  

I am almost finished decorating and I am now wrapping gifts and planning our holiday meal and the goodies we will make during this most wonderful time of the year. 

Hugs, Beverly

Tea Cottage Pretties

Holiday Fun

Holiday Fun

Thanksgiving has come and gone and we have been having fun around the house.  


My sweet hubby bought me this really cute dish filled with succulents and holiday accents.  I added the vintage snowman topper.  


In the kitchen, my Tiffany has been busy.   She got to work making dark chocolate spoons, peppermint spoons, and snowflakes.  

We like to use silicone molds to make are goodies. 




Oh, and she made Teddy Bears!!!


And of course our spoons!


Next, we plan to make our macarons!  

Coming up more holiday decor. 

Hugs, Beverly

Tea Cottage Pretties



Sunday, November 20, 2016

Holiday Decor Part 2 - A Stocking Post

Holiday Decor
Part 2

A Stocking Post


I have seen these beautiful stocking post on the internet and I decided that I would love to have one, so my sweet husband went to work. He made this using a 4X4, a post cap, and knob.  The base is made from 3 layers of wood that have been routered.  He added a baseboard that he also routered and then I went to work painting it.  I decided on white because it matches my family room decor and because I want to use the post year round for other things such as wreaths, flowers, etc.  




He added 4 hooks and then it was my turn to decorate it. 


Then I added some ribbon. 

Nest some stockings and a bow around the top. 

I love how it turned out and I am looking forward to using it in other ways around the house throughout the year. 




A very special thank you to my wonderful husband for making this for me. 

Update

And then we added fairy lights!







I will feature our family room decor again soon in a post while I share our holiday decor. 

Happy Decorating, 
Beverly

Tea Cottage Pretties




Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Holiday Decor Part 1

Holiday Decor Part 1

Tea Cottage Pretties

Sofa Table


Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I love to have our home fully decorated before that day.  I will be sharing my decor as I go along and today I am sharing my sofa table decor.  As you might remember my sweet husband made me a simple sofa table.  I wanted something simple to use behind my sofa for layering my decor during the Holidays.  


I used the fairy lights to add sparkle to the table and my cute houses. 


I love my vintage teal bottlebrush wreath. 


The houses light up and I totally love bottlebrush trees!


I also used my vintage pink ceramic Christmas tree.  I was so tickled when I found this piece at the market in Wimberly Texas several years ago.  


It is so beautiful at night with all the sparkling lights. 


Here are so close up of some of my vintage things. 

I have a set of three little angels, circa 1960.  



I simply adore these vintage little snowmen also circa 1960.  


Here is my white and blue angel. 




Isn't she the sweetest! 


Here are so close ups of my not so vintage things that I used on my sofa table.

I love this metal cake stand from Target.  It is really one of my favorite things. 


My new house from Cracker Barrel. This was a gift for my Birthday from my sweet daughter. She gave it to me super early because she wanted it to be displayed.




This is my other house from Cracker Barrel which was a gift to myself. 



This is the center of my sofa table 


I love how it turned out. 


Thank you so very much for coming to visit.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you think and be sure to come back by to see more Holiday decor. 


Hoping you are enjoying decorating for the season. 

Hugs, Beverly

Tea Cottage Pretties

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