Christmas Past


Welcome back! It’s Day 10 of the 12 Days of Christmas.

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Well folks, I have a little confession to make. Some of you may know this already, but I spent the last week in Atlanta, Georgia thanks to the wonderful folks at Ballard Designs and Buick. I just got back in the wee hours of Sunday morning after my car literally died in the final stretch. I also returned home to no Internet until 5 p.m. At this very moment I’m sitting in my dinning room next to my refrigerator, waiting for a work crew to replace my kitchen floor. While I am pee-my-pants excited about getting the new floor, I’m really regretting the timing. In an effort to “keep it real,” my point is that life is a bit messy right now. But to keep in the spirit of the 12 Days of Christmas, I decided to visit some projects of past Christmases. I know a number of you are new to IBC, so I’m hoping this will be new information to you.

Please pardon the photography. My skills have obviously improved a bit (as did my camera) since some of these photos were taken.

For those of you who have been with IBC for a while, thank you, and I hope you enjoy this little walk down memory lane with me!

A few years ago my gift shoppe had a peacock-inspired tree.

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Yes, this is the same “loo-who”-inspired tree you saw in the shoppe this year.

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I made the easiest fudge in the world.
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Seriously, it only requires three ingredients and it is the creamiest fudge you will ever eat. Believe me.
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You can take a look at my Christmas tree from years past.

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As much as I still love this beauty, I’m so glad I mixed things up this year with my tree of a different color.

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I obviously have an obsession with old glass Christmas balls as evident in this colorful centerpiece.

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These are just some Goodwill candlesticks painted white with Christmas balls on top!

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This was one of my favorite projects.

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I also love my ribbon-embellished dining room wreath.

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Sometimes the simplest things are the best.

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These cookies are a must-try when you are in the final hours of your holiday prep.

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No one will ever know you used store bought cookie dough. I promise I won’t tell. Find the recipe here.

So that’s it! A little trip through Christmases past. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. And thank you so much for bearing with me today as I attempt to catch my breath.

I will fill you in on my Atlanta adventure next week. Lots of exciting news to share! Stay tuned.

And remember, there is a giveaway every day!

Check out all five bloggers to see who’s giving away today’s Christmas gift.

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Whitney and Ashley of Shanty 2 Chic 
Marianne of Songbird
Donna of Funky Junky Interiors

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  • JuneA** at

    Gotta have the peacock tree!! Thanks for inspiration!

  • Marianne Songbird at

    That peacock tree alone was worth this post, what a gorgeous beauty! Loving the easy cookie recipes. I need easy at this time of year.
    Good luck with your new floor, hope it all went well.

  • MJ at

    Love all of them….I did a peacock tree in my living room last year and everyone loved it. I love the loo-who style…we joke my oldest looks like Cindy Loo Who.

    I too love old glass ornaments, Im always on the look out for some more to add to my collection.

    Your tree this year is stunning… the idea.

    Lucky 7 Design

  • Funky Junk Interiors at

    I never tire of your stuff, no matter what year it’s from! Your trees are way cool!

  • miss flibbertigibbet at

    Well congrats on the new floor at least! I hate it when the Internet goes down! Addiction is a terrible thing! Love the peacock tree…you should keep that one!

  • Jodi at

    Hooray for the Atlanta trip, but the end of it sounds pretty miserable. Blech. Maybe Buick will get you a new car? : )

  • Elizabeth at

    I love that peacock tree, I’m stealing that idea for next year.

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