Monday, December 17, 2012

Mudroom Merriness

Thanks to everyone for helping us celebrate our 2 year blog birthday on Friday!  I’ll be back after the holidays to answer questions and maybe do a little more blog birthday celebrating.

I have had our house mostly decorated for Christmas since early December but somehow I haven’t shown very much of it on the ol’ blog.  The shame.

Today I’d like to share with you our mudroom.  I took all of these photos myself because Nate was sleepy.  (He did help me frost 1 billion sugar cookies so he’s totally off the hook.)  My photography skills are pretty awful. I do good work.

Decor and the Dog Festive Mudroom

The chalkboard needed some holiday love. I chose part of a quote from my favorite Christmas movie. I watched it twice on Saturday.  Seriously.  If you don’t love the movie Elf, I want you to leave this blog right now.  Or you can stay if you promise to improve your holiday movie taste.

Spread Christmas Cheer

I made some “garland” out of vintage light bulbs and Baker’s twine.  It makes me smile.  I only broke one bulb in the process.  Nate was proud of me.

Vintage bulb garland
Vintage bulb garland2

The nutcrackers are an oldie but a goodie.  I was painting nutcrackers before painting nutcrackers was cool.  The prints I either had or made in PhotoShop.  Because life is merrier with a Wire Fox Terrier.

Spray Painted Nutcracker
Painted Nutcracker 2

That’s it.  A few simple touches to make our mudroom merry.


What’s your favorite holiday movie?  Is your house all decorated?


  1. Very beautiful! I've never seen your mudroom before - I love it! All of the festive touches look so warm and great in the space. The prints and nutcrackers are my favourite :)

  2. Love the little Christmas touches....and Elf is the best movie and most quotable one too! Happy Monday!

  3. You have a great mudroom. We have a small laundry room off of our garage that I'm pushing to turn into a mudroom by relocating the washer and dryer. This post is exhibit A in my case for making the change.

    Those old bulbs are perfect!

  4. Your mudroom looks great! And I love Elf! I'm happy I'm still welcome on your blog!

  5. I love the light bulb garland, so cute!! Great simple touches.

  6. It looks awesome! Nutcrackers completely creep me out, otherwise I'd totally dig your painted ones. ;)

    Elf is great. I pick up new hilarious lines every time I watch it!

  7. Elf is an amazing movie! Love that one! I don't know if I love it enough to watch it twice in one day... but definitely a few times each season.

    I love your mudroom touches. The black, white and red scheme is amazing!

  8. I adore that strand of lights! Super cute!

  9. Love the little festive touch! The strand of lights is my favorite! And I think I'm going to watch Elf tonight! :)

  10. So cute. I love the vintage lights and the nutcrackers. I totally forgot about Elf. I love that movie. Now I'm going to have to watch it. I wonder if it's appropriate for a 5 year old. BTW-is that an auto water bowl for Ike? I want to get one for my kitty and that's the smallest one I've seen (unless it's something else). Where did you get it?

  11. I LOVE THE VINTAGE LIGHTS GARLAND. SO MUCH. I'm dying of jealousy.


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