Thistlekeeping

Thistlekeeping

 

winter farmhouse n snow with a red door

Random Christmas questions (and one breakfast question) on a Saturday morning:

1.  What are your thoughts on antlers on the Christmas tree?

Too much?

Not enough?

2.  What are your thoughts on going all old school with red and green and adding plaid?

3.  What are your thoughts on McDonald’s serving breakfast all day and leaving the sausage biscuit off the all-day menu?

4.  What are your thoughts on Christmas sweaters that blink?

And what if they sing?

Inquiring minds want to know.Continue reading


Get the Look:  Smocked Burlap Curtains

Get the Look: Smocked Burlap Curtains

 

Disclosure: I was compensated by eBay and Style Coalition for this post. But all Collections and general opinions are 100% mine.

Dining_room

In life….there are few established facts on which we can all agree.

A rolling stone gathers no moss.

A stitch in time saves nine.

Too many cooks spoil the broth.

Your mother is always right and….

….every dining room needs a pair of smocked burlap curtains.

I know….right?Continue reading


Burlap Photo Wreath

Burlap Photo Wreath

 

Burlap-wreath-how-to-add-photos

When I tell someone I write a blog….they always ask me the same question:

“Are you ever worried that you will run out of things to write about?”

Ummm….never.

I can’t even imagine it.

I have  dozens of blog posts and ideas and projects and DIY’s circling around in my head.

And besides….everyone around here is always auditioning for the blog.

Somewhere….somehow they got the mistaken impression somehow that appearing on the blog…..

….is just like being on the Disney channel.Continue reading


Five Easy Burlap Projects

Five Easy Burlap Projects

Burlap Projects

Happy Saturday.

Welcome to the weekend.

Here’s a little light reading for you.

Five easy burlap projects you could do on a Saturday.

Any Saturday…….just like today.

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend and I’ll see you on Monday. :)

Burlap Vase Project1

 Burlap VaseContinue reading


Easter Table Decorating

Easter Table Decorating

 

thistlewood collage

 

What do you write when you can’t think of anything to say about Easter table decorating?

Does this ever happen to anyone else?

Or just me?

You know all about tables and decorating and Easter and daffodils and moss.

*sigh*

You just don’t have the words.Continue reading


Burlap Flower

Burlap Flower

 

Burlap-Flower

 

Laura Ingalls Wilder is somewhere…..shaking her head.

Or telling Mary and Carrie to save the feed sacks and run for the hills.

When she was saving her pennies for gingham and dimity and calico….never in her wildest dreams would she have imagined that burlap would ever become such a highly prized commodity.

I mean….have you tried to buy burlap lately?

It’s tough going.

There’s a burlap waiting list.Continue reading


Burlap Pumpkins and a Little Yada Yada Yada

Burlap Pumpkins and a Little Yada Yada Yada

 

Burlap-Pumpkin
I know you’ve seen burlap before.

And you have probably even seen a burlap pumpkin.

You read blogs.

You’re a little jaded and underwhelmed.

I get it.

You’ve seen it before…..a burlap pumpkin with a cute fall tag…..photographed next to some dried hydrangea.

Yada yada yada.

And all that :)Continue reading


Spring Mantel

Spring Mantel

In my head, I always categorize my projects by punctuation.Continue reading