More Favorite Festive Things!

I hope you can tolerate a few more moments from a fun day with my mom and sister, Jo. When we’re together, we sure pack A WHOLE LOTTA festive shenanigans into just 24 hours!

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio. See this shop, Trove (Rockford, IL) RIGHT HERE. More Favorite Festive Things…certainly lovely indeed! In case you’re in the mood for vintage Christmas decor inspiration and country Christmas decorating ideas!

The night before shopped, we picked up matching ‘loungewear’ at Target and decided since everyone asks anyway whether we’re twins, we may as well dress the part. It rained all day so we needed the rain boots.

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I shared some of my favorite things from Urban Farmgirl in my last post HERE, and today will spotlight some pretty moments at Trove (2410 Jackson St., Rockford, Illinois), where some dapper brothers in plaid rule the roost!

Alastair & Angus Greeting the Fairy

Trove is a charming shop with vintage whimsy located smack dab in the middle of a residential neighborhood of older homes. The owners are sisters who frequented the shop when it was a candy store in the ’70s!

How fun that it was re-styled since I visited a few weeks ago!

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio. See this shop, Trove (Rockford, IL) RIGHT HERE. More Favorite Festive Things…certainly lovely indeed! In case you’re in the mood for vintage Christmas decor inspiration and country Christmas decorating ideas!

More Favorite Festive Things!

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Find the first 12 favorite things RIGHT HERE.

13. Westies in Plaid!

My sister visiting with our pals!

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio. See this shop, Trove (Rockford, IL) RIGHT HERE. More Favorite Festive Things…certainly lovely indeed! In case you’re in the mood for vintage Christmas decor inspiration and country Christmas decorating ideas!

The Westies have an awesome life at Trove…just look at their comfy den on the ground floor of a buffet!

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14. Knit Caps with Pom Poms!

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio. See this shop, Trove (Rockford, IL) RIGHT HERE. More Favorite Festive Things…certainly lovely indeed! In case you’re in the mood for vintage Christmas decor inspiration and country Christmas decorating ideas!

15. Vintage Christmas Trees!

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16. Repurposed Galvanized Tubs & Troughs!

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio. See this shop, Trove (Rockford, IL) RIGHT HERE. More Favorite Festive Things…certainly lovely indeed! In case you’re in the mood for vintage Christmas decor inspiration and country Christmas decorating ideas!
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17. Vintage Snow Shoes!

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio. See this shop, Trove (Rockford, IL) RIGHT HERE. More Favorite Festive Things…certainly lovely indeed! In case you’re in the mood for vintage Christmas decor inspiration and country Christmas decorating ideas!

18. Architectural Salvage as Sculpture!

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19. Oval Holiday Wreaths!

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio. See this shop, Trove (Rockford, IL) RIGHT HERE. More Favorite Festive Things…certainly lovely indeed! In case you’re in the mood for vintage Christmas decor inspiration and country Christmas decorating ideas!
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20. White Painted Everything!

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio. See this shop, Trove (Rockford, IL) RIGHT HERE. More Favorite Festive Things…certainly lovely indeed! In case you’re in the mood for vintage Christmas decor inspiration and country Christmas decorating ideas!

21. Red Plaid Blankets!

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22. Light and Medium Green Painted Cupboards!

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio. See this shop, Trove (Rockford, IL) RIGHT HERE. More Favorite Festive Things…certainly lovely indeed! In case you’re in the mood for vintage Christmas decor inspiration and country Christmas decorating ideas!

23. Beautiful, Messy Imperfection!

Favorite Christmas Smells!

READ THIS to learn my favorite recipe to simmer for the scents of CHRISTMAS!

Favorite Christmas Song

I simply cannot choose just one. I mean. As far as secular ones…this one!

But I will never tire of this one – it instantly takes me back in time to a simpler era when I was in graduate school!

As far as holy Christmas songs go, this one performed by this artist is at the top of my list…

But how can you not choose THIS one, one of the more difficult songs to perform vocally and also challenging to bring something new to it!?!

I’m a huge fan of gospel choirs so that early Mariah version blesses me big time!

YOUR TURN: Please let me know your favorite Christmas YouTube!

Festive Favorites

Definitely don't need this brand, but something like it would be cool. Original Rain Boots | Rubber Wellington Boots | Hunter Boot Ltd Pillar Box Red
Hunter Rain Boots

I am crazy about Hunter boot socks which I wear around the house in winter as slippers!

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My Lenox bone china bowl with 24K gold is delicate, lovely, and a wedding gift more than 30 years ago. This Lenox Holiday All Purpose Bowl truly makes a perfect gift or piece for you to bring out for your holiday entertaining!
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Holiday 12 Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4
Buy it at Wayfair Here or Amazon HERE
Christmas Quotes | Bless us Lord, this Christmas, with quietness of mind; Teach us to be patient and always to be kind. ~ Helen Steiner Rice
2 Piece Glass Candlestick Set
Glass Candlestick Set of 2
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Favorite Christmas Morning Yum

The recipe for my Creme Brulee French Toast is RIGHT HERE!

Favorite Blog Readers

YOU!

Yeah, you–you, lovely one.

Thanks for reading and being so awesome.

See these holiday posts if you missed them:

French Farmhouse Christmas!

Encouragement for Holiday Blues

Understated Holiday Decor

French Country Christmas

Cherry Christmas Table & Mini Cake

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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8 Comments

  1. Mary
    December 23, 2018 / 9:09 am

    Wishing you a lovely, blessed Christmas with your family. Fun posts with your sister and mother…you are all lovely gals. Christmas music around our home is dominated by Manheim Steamroller’s amazing sound. Their version of Silent Night still brings tears to my eyes. And, I love some of the classic oldies, too; Nat King Cole , Andy Williams, choirs singing the traditional songs. Thank you for a year of charming photos, inspired writing and the gift of your generous spirit woven into each post. Wishing you strong health in this new year along with even more adventure!

    • michele
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 10:11 am

      So grateful for your loyal readership and flow of beauty and love into this little space on the web. Thank you for your encouragement, your wisdom, your kindness, and your spirit-filled words of love which reach me just when I need them. I haven’t listened to Manheim Steamroller in years! Thanks for that reminder. And Nat King Cole…oh, yes! Merry Christmas to you and yours – may peace surround you and the spirit of Emmanuel infuse your atmosphere with comfort and the reassurance HE is with us! xox

    • michele
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 10:09 am

      They are even cuter in person! xox

    • michele
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 2:18 pm

      Merci & Merry Christmas to you! 🙂

  2. Joanna
    December 23, 2018 / 3:43 pm

    I like Kenny G, Enya and Lorena McKennitt Christmas albums. Celine Dion and Josh Groban are on repeat as is Michael Buble. But my favourite music for Christmas morning is Bing. Old fashioned Christmas tunes that bring back many happy memories.
    Those Westies in plaid are so cute! Everyone should be able to take their dog to work. They are calming, for the most part and put a smile on your face.
    You and your sister, Jo, are darling. What fun to don your pjs and gad about town. I bet you inspired smiles and laughter as you shopped. Isn’t that what we all set out to do?
    Blessings from beautiful British Columbia,
    ~Joanna

    • michele
      Author
      December 23, 2018 / 4:25 pm

      Enya–yes! What a blast from the past! We have so much fun, and it’s double the smiles. Hope you are savoring these holy days and experiencing the best of the season. Love to you, friend.

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