A Little Christmas Shelf

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

As I mentioned a few days ago, I've been really into the simple, natural Christmas look the last few years. You know, the look where you plunk a plain little tree into a metal bucket and call it a day? That's totally a style, right? I've been trying to make up a name for it but they all sound silly. Cottage minimalist Christmas? Simple Scandinavian Christmas? Au natural Christmas? Anti-bling Christmas? Scandinavian Country Christmas?   Bare-Naked Cottage Christmas? (All name ideas welcome in the comments.)
 
:)

So, we have a little shelf in our front entry that is so teeny I thought it would be the perfect place to start some decorating.
 

 







Wall shelf - Muskoka Living Interiors
Framed Doorknob Plates - DIY Project
Small White Jug - Homesense
Fir Branches - The Great Outdoors
Bell - Antique Store
Pine Cones - Michael's
Bells - Michael's
Twine - Michael's
Cinnamon Heart - Local Craft Show

Since I had almost all of the items already, this little spot cost less than $10 to whip up. I couldn't find my stash of bells so I had to go and buy a small container for $7.99. Since I only used three of them, I have quite a bit left for another project or two.
 
Next up: Christmas Treeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
 
Oh yeah, on the home front I am so sad to share that we were out and about all weekend (Christmas Party, Christmas shopping, etc.) and my little Coopie-Doopie caught his first ever cold. He has been sniffling and coughing for the last few days (meanwhile my little heart has been breaking). We are locking ourselves in the house for the rest of the week and I am officially on baby-booger duty. That involves quite a bit of rocking, snuggling, steamy baths, and watching t.v. in bed.
 
Here is my little sicky. Don't worry about the lack of clothes in the picture. I've been turning the heat up to 75 degrees in here as soon as Alex leaves for work in the morning. Hee hee hee! 
 
 
 
P.S. Is that a new bed you see in the background? Details to follow. :)
 
For More Inspiration:
 
Christmas Mantle Link Party @ Uncommon Designs, Mantle Link Party @ Ten June, Home for the Holidays Mantle Link Party @ Finding Silver Pennies, Christmas Junk D├ęcor Link Party @ Funky Junk Interiors, Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest, Link Up With Me, Liz Marie @ Liz Marie Blog
, Happy Hour Link Party @ Design, Dining, and Diapers

28 comments:

  1. Aw, hope the lil Coopster feels better soon. I adore your simple Christmas decor. It is still very festive!

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  2. LOVE the Christmas decor! Also I was surfing pinterest last night into the wee hours and came across a DIY link to a barn door baby gate and thought of you! Hope your little nugget starts to feel better soon.

    P.S. Is it weird that I think of a blogger of a blog I follow when I see things on pinterest? Maybe, Just a little? Anyways here is the link! :)

    http://www.remodelaholic.com/2012/09/diy-barn-door-baby-for-stairs/


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    1. Must.Make.That.Barn.Door.Gate.

      Ummmmm, just added to the top of Alex's to-do list. Bahahaha!

      P.S. Totally not weird. I love it!

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  3. Hi Coops! That is a sweet lil pic. Hope he feels good soon. I also hope he is a great share-er, but does not share his cold with Mommy! Love the little shelf decor. Super excited to see the master bedroom change!

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    1. Thanks Becky!!!!! I am also hoping that Coops doesn't sneeze those germs in my direction. Being sick for the holidays would be the worst.

      I think I need to bring a sign with me when I go out that says "Please don't coocheeekoo in my baby's face during cold season. Thanks."

      ;)

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  4. Sarah ... very pretty. I love the doorknob plates in the frame.

    Merry Christmas to you and the family.
    Sharon

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    1. Thank you so much, Sharon! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family as well.

      :)

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  5. I decorated similarly with a few branches from our Christmas tree (that needed to be cut off anyway) in a simple yellow vase. Looks pretty. That boy is darling!

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    1. Thanks Paige. That yellow vase sounds really pretty.... hmmmm.... now do I have a yellow vase.... heh heh heh.

      Hey, do you have a blog where you are sharing this good stuff?

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    2. I do! Check me out at www.lifecoach-paige.blogspot.com

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  6. So lovely!

    That photo of Cooper made me chuckle. :)

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    1. Was it the belly hanging out over the jogging pants? Tee hee!

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  7. I think your simple christmas decor looks perfect!! Hope the little one gets well soon.

    Kathy

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  8. I think you should call your decorating....are you ready, Cozy Cottage Cute Christmas! Au natural Christmas gives me a bad bad bad mental image! :) Hope Cooper is feeling better soon. He looks like a king on the new bed!

    Kelly

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    1. Haha,you are right about the bad mental image. Why did I have to write that!?!?! Hahaha.

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  9. The shelf arrangement is simple and pretty. I had to laugh at the Bare-Naked Cottage Christmas, oh and the Au Natural. I have been craving some of that myself -in the Christmas decorating catagory of course. Problem is the kids, even now young teens, still expect the coloured lights and years of family decorations. So I compromise and do a mix of both. Cooper is a cutie. Hope he is feeling better soon. I do not miss sick little ones who can't tell you how they feel. Take care of yourself too.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth. I was thiiiiiis close to getting a tiny real tree for Cooper to put all of our colorful ornaments on. Next year for sure though. I think it's sweet that you still decorate the way your kids like it. You sound like an awesome mama!!!

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  10. I love your little shelf. It is perfect and simple and gorgeous. Your little one is gorgeous too. Hope he's feeling better soon!

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    1. Thanks so much Danielle. I just found your blog for the first time today and will definitely be going back. :)

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  11. Love the shelf with the bells but I love Coopster a lot more!

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    1. Thanks so much Rondell. You are so sweet!

      P.S. Loved your Christmas home tour.... those tiny wreaths on your bench are adorable!

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  12. I love your simple decor! If it looked like Christmas threw up in your house it wouldn't be true to your style. Your low-cal Christmas is perfect, just like that adorable Cooper. :)

    Libby

    P.S.Kelly is right on with the Au Natural...sounds like a hairy naked guy is about to sit on your white couch...(insert gag reflex here), ;) lol

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    1. Ahhhhhh!

      Low-Cal Christmas. You are too clever! :)

      I really wish I didn't write that au natural part. Now all I can picture is SANTA as the hairy naked guy on my pretty white couch. ;)

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  13. The shelf is so beautiful! Love all the white with a touch of greens!!!

    Jen
    athomeinthenorthwestblog.com

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  14. Since our place is so small, we don't put up a tree ~ rather do a bit of decorating here and there. I really like the idea of the branches in the pitcher for a natural element. I'm going to have to use this idea. I was thinking of doing something with pine cones, but I like the evergreen branches better! Thanks for the inspiration. I hope your son feels better very soon. It is so hard to watch little ones when they feel under the weather.

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  15. Loving the photo of your little one and I hope is is feeling better!
    Don't make the same mistake as I did and forget to turn the heat back down before he gets home!

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