Sunday, December 28, 2014

What's New!

Hello everyone!

We are still in holiday mode over here.  With there being no school and rainy weather, it is easy to become a bit lazy.  I wanted to share a few pics of my newest treasures received for Christmas.  My favorite gift was this beautiful wooden horse.


When I saw it for sale from Antique Farmhouse, I told my husband I REALLY wanted it! So, he obliged.  I have a smaller horse statue, but this one is much bigger and makes a statement all by itself.  For now, it is in front of the fireplace, but when I take the tree down, it might move behind my sofa.  I will decide later.

For the holiday, he is dressed in some greenery too.  


Horses are a big part of Swedish decor, so I'm thrilled to have this one! And since I didn't have any books on the subject, I received this book too.


I have really enjoyed it so far.

My love for blue and white grainsacks has not subsided either.  So, I received this vintage one and made it into a pillow for my sofa.


My collection of these is really growing.


I will probably take down my Christmas decor in the next day or so since we are almost into January now.  Since I didn't do so much this year, it hasn't beckoned me to take it down so soon.  Hopefully, it won't be such a dreaded task either. 

Do you have plans for New Year's Eve?  The countdown is on!

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

28 comments:

Junkchiccottage said...

Hi Kelly,
Ohhhhhh I love and am swooning over your wooden horse. It is awesome. What a wonderful gift to cherish.
We have been having pretty mild weather up here in Chicago land. Cold but lots of sun no snow yet. So I felt motivated to take down the Christmas and start some 2015 projects early. Happy New Year sweet friend.
Kris

AntiqueChase said...

Love your pony! Now I want a pony too :)
Marcy

Wanda said...

What a great addition to your collection. Your wood horse is just magnificent.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Nice horse!!!! I luv horses, painted quite a few... sketched a few but am afraid of them :/
Happy New Year Kelly!
Hugs, Gee

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love your new horse! Such a great piece! I know I've told you already, but I really love your Christmas coffee table arrangement this year. I would leave that out for awhile. ;)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I love your horse! I have that book and I really enjoy it.

Stacey said...

Your horse and your pillows are amazing!

White Weathered Hutch said...

What a sweet find! I'm glad your hubby obliged!! lol
I'm going to leave up my decorations until the weekend. I always wait till after the New Year.

Doreen@househoneys said...

That horse is beautiful! Such gorgeous patina Kelly, you must be thrilled!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that horse. I have been looking for one to use, but have not found one I want without the huge price tag. Love your new grainsack, too. I have been taking down Christmas ever since we got home earlier. Basically finished and now I need to vacuum.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Love your wonderful goodies, Kelly, especially your new horse...you'll have fun with that! Have a happy New Years!

White Lace and Promises said...

Your wooden horse is perfect for your room. I started to say someone knows what you like! Sometimes we just have to HINT BIG! Love it!

Debby said...

The horse is a perfect addition to you style
Gotta send those little hints. Happy New Year.

Debby said...

The horse is a perfect addition to you style
Gotta send those little hints. Happy New Year.

Sally Somervill said...

I LOVE all of your new treasures! The horse and the blue striped grain sack both look awesome in your space. I didn't know horses were a big part of Swedish decor, it's got me wondering why?? Pretty though. I have not touched my Christmas decorations yet, I'm still enjoying them!
Sally

cynthia lee designs said...

Kelly...I love your horse!! I have a small white one that sits on a shelf on the bookcase. I put a few Christmas decorations away yesterday and will put a few more things away on Monday. The tree will come down last on New Years Day.
~Cindy

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a wonderful gift....I love the horse!
Happy New Year.
Sherry

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Your family room looks so pretty with all the new additions!! Love that horse and those pretty grainsacks!

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

I love your new horse, Kelly. I hope to spend my New Year's eve night snug in my bed. XO Laura

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

What a beautiful gift Kelly and it is so perfect for your home...raining here too!...

Missy George said...

Love your horse, Kelly...Nice addition..No plans for NY eve...Quiet time at home..

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I love your new wooden horse! I know that must have made you one happy person come Christmas morning! It goes so well with your decor. We just took down all our decorations yesterday and it feels good to have it done. We don't have any big plans for NYE. We usually pick up dinner, stay in, and do a few fireworks. We're so wild. :)

Art and Sand said...

Oh, that horse!

When we downsized, some of my collections had to go and one that I parted with sadly was my rocking horse collection. I never had a big one, but I always wanted one. Yours is awesome!

On New Year's Ever, we are hosting the 9:00 to midnight portion of a progressive dinner on our lane. All our decorations have been removed and I just need to get everything into the attic. I look at it as a time to start over and decorate anew.

Happy New Year

Anne said...

What a beautiful gift and it looks perfect in your home! Oh yes it's hard for me to work while my husband and daughter are off...but alas I am LOL.We are staying in on New Years Eve.And it will be Mexican or Chinese we have not decided yet.Happy New year!And best wishes in 2015!

Katie Mansfield said...

I think I'm going to have to hunt down a copy of that book. Your horse is adorable. I started taking stuff down but I still have the big tree to do. Maybe tomorrow. Have a Happy New Year.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

What a nice Christmas gift. As usual, I am keeping the Italian tradition and will have our Christmas decor up until January 6th at least, which we call the Epiphany day, and the day the children get their stockings. Happy New Year!

Amy@MaisonDecor said...

Wow girl you are nailing it! Love your horse, the perfect addition. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Kelly

Laura @ Top This Top That said...

oh no, you are sounding like kim with your pillow stash! Love that horse. what a great husband! happy new year to you and your family.