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Christmas : Scandinavian, Naturally

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I gotta admit it.  I'm a bit scared to look in the "Christmas" boxes down in our basement.  After my summer purge of most things "nonessential," I'm just wondering what's left down there.  One thing is for certain, our 8' tree with LED lights is a goner as it took a village to get it up three floors and set up.  Whatever is left in the basement, I'm dreaming of a Scandinavian-inspired wonderland this year.  To get started, let's take a look at my inspiration photos.

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Christmas, 2017

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I'll admit it.  I've got a "thing" for Santa.  And I've had a lot of help collecting Santas over the years - Santas from P and my mom, trip souvenir Santas, Connie's painted wooden Santas and an office party game Santa where no one would "steal" from me as everyone knew how I felt about Santa.  No wonder it's the "Year of the Santa" in our rooms this year.

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50 DecorBook Ideas : 38. Christmas Cloches

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Don't you love the simplicity of this "snow" dusted cloche?  Glass domes are a great way to display small treasures and can easily fit in any of your rooms.  If you don't have a "real" cloche, I bet you already have something you can repurpose.  Best yet, this is the perfect season to give one a try.  For inspiration, let's take a look at some of the Christmas magic captured in cloches.

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Places We Go : Christmas in San Francisco, 2016

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Happy New Year!  Here's to having this extra holiday day, "New Year's Day Observed."  Thinking over the last two weeks, some adventures in San Francisco added to the holiday spirit.  Simple walks through hotel lobbies and stores just looking at decorations.  The city was magical with decorating treasures and some ideas for next year.  

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Christmas at Home, 2016

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Seems like a sense of childhood fun and holiday cheer is in order this Christmas.  Doing the house up in red and green with a generous sprinkling of Santas and a new sweater for Jimmy Mouse seemed like the perfect antidote to the outside world. 

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