My Home Tour: Christmas Decor in 2010

This was taken months back, but I wanted to show you the benches at the table which are mid-century oak coffee tables I snagged curbside. We cut them down into benches and then casually covered them with an antique French linen sheet embroidered with my monogram.

My Home: Christmas 2010

I was too lazy at the time to sew slipcovers. Maybe next year, Miss Mustard Seed.

My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010

The dining furniture and entry table were ugly, less than $99 each at an outlet, and received 3,000 coats of a linen white paint.

My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010

Antique French prayer chairs sit under modern quote panels created by me. (both are Oscar Wilde quotes)

My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010


My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010

My office with a pop of red.

My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010

The best feature in the room. OH, YES I swing. OFTEN. IT MIGHT BE A PROBLEM.

My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010

This dropleaf table was our very first antique purchase and was used as our kitchen table in the 80s and early 90s. The old croquet box was found in a magnificent cellar in our very first home in the Chicago area. Since that house was torn down, it’s about all that remains!

My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010
My Home: Christmas 2010

Where we live. More old wood boxes: One that once held explosives (love how it says ‘dangerous’ all over it) inside a bigger one from 1949 that once held wine then later our eldest son’s prized possessions.

Thanks for peeking! I love hearing from you. Hope you’ll follow so I can follow you back.

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. December 16, 2010 / 7:22 pm


    I'm in LOVE with your place!!! LOVE! Honestly! Wow!!! I feel on thing as I see your pictures: Peace! Your place is so peaceful, so bright, beautiful! I love it all! When are you inviting me over??? lol

    Seriously, Michelle… I admire your style.


    And yes, screw menopause! lol


    Luciane at

  2. December 17, 2010 / 1:05 am

    *blushing* You're too sweet, L. Yes. Peace and tranquility. The world can be crazy so home for us needs to feel calm. Come over! Bonus points if you get excited about good cheese! 🙂

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