Holiday decor while the weather outside is….. 70?

It’s was a crazy 70 degrees here in Chicago this last weekend. On November 11th. Who would have thunk it? And of course, I am dreaming of Christmas decorating already. I hate to skip right over Thanksgiving, but it’s never been a huge holiday for us. We mostly just get together with the families, hang out and stuff our faces until we are sick, as I secretly pick the browned marshmallows off of the top of the sweet potatoes while no one is looking. Christmas  has so much meaning for me, that I get excited to jump right in right after Halloween! 
I can only pray that it is this nice  for the 3 French hens Holiday Market this weekend. I would prefer not to freeze my patootie off.  I hope to see you there! I am bringing lots of handmade, some Holiday Santos Cage dolls and more!
Here are some images
 that have been making me feel very merry……

You can follow my holiday pin board here.


If you want more holiday inspiration you can see last years house walk here.

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    Great pictures, Jen! I agree, it is so hard to not jump right into it especially after seeing all the great inspiration on Pinterest. I’ve been pinning away. Now I just have to make sure I go back to all those great ideas when I am actually decorating!

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    Did you get snow today? It snowed for a bit this morning in central Indiana but it is all gone now. :( Oh I know exactly what you mean about decorating for Christmas… I so want to start now but I have to wait until Thanksgiving… its one of those contractual negotiations. :)

    I simply love the jute around the napkins! Did you see the 60% off coupon for Joann’s in this week’s flier? You know what I’m getting this week, don’t you!

    Thank you so very much for all the inspiration!! And it is a sad, sad day for me today… I was planning on driving up for the show this weekend (it was going to be a girl’s day out) but had to cancel at the last minute because I just found out Chris will be out of town and I am needed to play chauffeur. sigh…

    Have a wonderful week! Now I’m off to sneak a peak at some of the videos for CMH’s week 4 videos.

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    I am totally with you on getting into Christmas after Halloween. In fact, I have unapologetically put up all my xmas decor last week. I am in Canada, so thanksgiving has come and gone already. I’ve spent the past few days going through your wonderful holiday tour-can’t wait until this years tour!

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    Anonymous says

    We have had the door open for the last two days. I slept with it open last night. Today was chilly but not too bad (in Louisville).

    I haven’t been in the mood to decorate for fall or Christmas. I usually love to decorate but this has been such a tough year I guess I have gotten myself into a bit of a funk.

    Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures. I love your blog (and I follow you on Pinterest).

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    Hi Jen,

    I loved all the inspirational Christmas pics except for the ones with antlers! I cannot wait to see your home all decorate for the holidays. Take care sweetie!