My Alpine Home


We have lived in our new home in Alpine, Utah for four years now. My current goal is to make a larger more open home (which works great with our extended family) have a bit of cottage charm and seem more cozy. I hope you will follow along and give me encouragement as well as advice as I embark upon this challenge.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Holiday Home Tour Part Two

Well my friends, it has taken me a while; but I am back to share the 2nd part of my Holiday Home.
 
In other words, the basement.  This is where the kid is me really has fun!
 
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I’ve often revealed that I have a ‘sweet tooth’.  This is where I go to satisfy that image of ‘a kid in a candy store’.
 
It’s where I pull out all of the ‘goodies’, both real and faux.  Like the syrup dispenser filled with real hard tack and the cookie canister filled with faux gingerbread men.
 
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The every day cherry themed dishes remain with a few Christmas additions.  Milk jars are filled with candy and a jadite mug gets pretty pale green stripped candy canes.
 
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My vintage sifter collection fits right in with the ‘baking’ theme.
 
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I swap out the cherry artwork with stitched gingerbread pieces.  I have one more that needs to be completed, maybe next year.
 
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The windowsill holds a funnel tree, some baking essentials and a Blue Ribbon cookbook.
 
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The table is kept simple with a maple mold candle holder, a garland, my mom’s precious cookbook, and some Santa boot S&P shakers.
It can easily be cleared for family games and activities.
 
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The open shelving has just touches of Christmas décor.
 
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The rustic cabinet between the kitchen and family room holds our cocoa bar.
 
The little mini Santa mugs were a recent estate sale score. Eleven of them all together.  I have 4 large ones that I found last year.  Can not for the life of me remember where I put them after last Christmas.
 
One of the not so fun perks of getting old. lol!
 
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I still need to add tags to the Milk, Mint, and Cherry hot chocolate jars.
I love this vintage Marshmallow tin I got from my friend, Dolly’s Aunt Bunny!
The little espresso cups are for the tiny sippers.
 
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The top of the cabinet holds an old picnic and Lard tin.
 
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I got this rustic cabinet from my older sis who was downsizing.  It’s the first thing you see when you walk down the stairs.  I love it!
 
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These photos were taken from a previous post I shared in Nov.  Just thought I would share them again because it’s the basement family room.
 
 
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The tree is filled with candy themed ornaments and now the bottom is filled with gifts.
 
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A little dark, but this shows where the kitchen is located.
 
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I hope you enjoyed our holiday basement and that you are all ready for the big day!
 
Ready or not, it’s WILL come!
 
Happy Holidays to you all!
 
I so appreciate your friendship and support of my blog!
 
hugs,
Jann

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Share Your Cup Thursday #130

Hello my friends and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).  The party where you share the things that make you happy.

My oh my is this month ever flying by.  Hard to believe that Christmas is just a week away.

I want to thank all of you who linked up to both SYC and our 'Creating Christmas' party. I had so much fun!

I know it's a busy time of year and I appreciate you taking the time to share!

Speaking of being busy. . .I have not found the time to visit as much as I want to.  So instead of doing features today I am going to feature a few posts starting Monday and right up until the new year.  I am amazed at what I have seen so far!

I wish you all a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS and a WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!!

Because of Christmas and New Years falling on a Thursday I've decided that I will take a short break from SYC.  It will return Jan. 8th.

Now let’s get this party started!

1.  I would love for you to be a follower of Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson.
2.  Link up a particular post and not your entire blog. Please limit your links to no more than three and please do not link up the same thing you linked up last week.
3.  Please have a link back to this post. That way others will know where the party is. Feel free to grab my button on the sidebar if you’d like. Only those with a link back will be featured.
4.  Please find time to visit at least two other participants. It’s a great way to find new friends!

After you link up, please come back and leave a comment.  

They help to fill my cup!


Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Home Tour

Hello my friends, the holidays are passing by so quickly.  I can’t believe that Christmas is only 10 days away.

Although I shared quite a bit of my Christmas home last week with our Creating Christmas link party I wanted to take you on a holiday tour.  I absolutely love this time of year and Christmas décor just makes our homes magical!

I’ve decided that I will share the upstairs today and save the basement for another post.  Way too many photos!

I’m just going to let the pictures do the talking.  If you want to see more,  just click on any of the red fonts.

We start with our Rustic Front Porch

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Now let’s step into
the entry

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Please come back later this week to see more of my village and find out what the chalkboard banner is spelling.

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The Living Room
and Mantle

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The family room

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Kitchen

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frosty table

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Christmas Kitchen


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I hope you enjoyed the tour and will want to come back for more!

Wishing you all a Very Merry Christmas!

hugs,
Jann

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:

http://www.linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/2014/12/show-and-share-no241.html