Drama, Romance, Intrigue...

Love. Early American Style.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

It's that time of year....

We couldn't wait any longer here at our house...we started decorating for Christmas! Yes, it's Halloween, but yesterday I put all of my Fall decorating away safely in their orange storage tubs and tucked them away for next season. I dusted and cleaned my stepback cupboard and prepared it for my Christmas and Winter greens.

Since I love my own version of Colonial Primitive decor, I use a lot of greens to decorate. These can be used early on and left out all Winter long without looking "Christmasy".

I took some new greenery garland that is very realistic looking that I found in a retail store in Lancaster and mixed in our new silicone tipped teeny rice lights for a soft glow and the silicone gives the otherwise bright lights a bit of a snow covered look in my opinion.

Photobucket

I'm also going to start placing my table top German Twig trees in crocks and old boxes and decorating with small rag balls and our regular rice lights and placing them on our fireplace mantles and old farm tables.

Photobucket

I decorate slowly and change things for weeks before they are my official Christmas decor. I love change and I enjoy the process of taking only one or two things out at a time and placing them "just so".

We also have many full size trees that we scatter all throughout our home. We have a 7 foot German Twig tree for our foyer, a 6 foot German Twig for the living room, and two four foot German Twig trees for our kitchen and Keeping Room. I also have a very realistic looking long needle tree with large pine cones that I will be adding to our sitting room and I look forward to that new addition to the tree collection this year.

It's fun to plan and daydream of what's in store, even as my little boys are excited to find out that TODAY is trick or treat day (yep, Halloween) and I'm dreaming of a white Christmas. It's never too early!

Many Blessings,
Mary Jo

Monday, October 11, 2010

Want 20% Off our Website for the rest of the year?

We're offering a coupon for 20% off our website www.finecountrylivingprimitives.com for the rest of the year....you can use it as many times as you wish!

How do you get it? I'm hosting an online Pampered Chef party. If you place an order through my online Pampered Chef Party, I will send you your customer specific coupon code!

Here's how it works. Email me at maryjo@finecountrylivingprimitives.com and ask for an invitation to the Pampered Chef Party (please also include your name in your email). When I send you your email invitation, you can begin shopping directly through the link within the invitation. Place an order and be sure to select DIRECT SHIPPING as your delivery option when finalizing your Pampered Chef Order (afterall, you want it to go to your home, not mine!). When I get my confirmation of your online Pampered Chef order, I will email you your coupon for 20% off our website for the rest of the year!

Just think of all of the Christmas shopping you can accomplish right from the comfort of your own home, and if you were planning on shopping for holiday gift giving on our website, it will be 20% off each and every order until December 31, 2010. We've had several of our customers take advantage of this offer for that reason alone.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

Thanks and many blessings,
Mary Jo