Monday, November 24, 2014

Nesting Boxes Advent

Hi there party people,

Can you feel the excitement in the air? Our boys have half days of school and then it's over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go! (Quite literally.)

When we get home, Christmas activities will be in full swing so I wanted to get our advent buckets up before we left...


We have had these little buckets for the last few years. 
The colors were cheery and fun, but I wanted to change it up this year.


So out came my gallon of white paint with primer. My husband suggested that perhaps they sold buckets somewhere that were white already. He should've know that would've been way too easy. I like to repurpose when I can. I couldn't see paying for new buckets when I knew these could work. I didn't expect it to take three coats!


Since just recently adding the chicken nesting boxes to the family room, I have been looking forward to using the roosting bars to hang the advent buckets. 
(There's a sentence I never thought I'd write.)


The buckets will be filled with little treats or notes with Christmas 
activities we'll do together that day, as we count down to Christmas… 


I smile as I think how children's excitement grows each 
day in equal proportion to the parents' anxiety level! ;)

My sister made me the cute "Sainte Nuit" pillow. 
Why does everything sound better in French?


This old snowy winter village painting is something I can't wait to bring out each year. I found it at a yard sale for $10 and just love the antique Christmas feel it adds.



Hope you have a wonderful "fallinter" day!

27 comments:

  1. wow, wow, I have no words!!!! So awesome!!!!! Christine from Little Brags

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  2. You are so creative! That is such a cute idea. I know your boys will enjoy them this year. Our schools are closed all week so my son is home all week. Hope you have a great thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks Kelly! Oh good, enjoy the week with your son and family… isn't it nice to have a break in the routine? Happy Thanksgiving!

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  3. Love the little buckets. I think that would be fun for the grands. Your house is lovely and so tastefully decorated. Deb

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    1. Thanks Tracie!! Happy Thanksgiving! Are you hosting??

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  5. I love how the little buckets turned out! Your neutral palette makes your home so cozy and inviting. Have a very blessed Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you Mimi! I hope you have a very blessed Thanksgiving too!

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  6. It looks so cozy there. Wish I could come sit and you could serve me a cup of coffee. And we'd chat and I'd be amazed that you painted ALL those little buckets!
    Brenda

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    1. That sounds great! Dark roast coming up... :)

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  7. They look great in white. I love that you have a winter art scene that comes out once a year. It really sets the mood for the season.

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  8. Your buckets turned out so pretty. The kiddos will have so much fun with it. Oh, and tell your sister that pillow is fabulous!

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  9. You realize that everyone is going to want a nesting box in their living room after seeing this post. Just so stinking cute! Enjoy!

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  10. The nesting boxes are perfect for this! So much fun for the kids and it looks so cute as well. I noticed your wicker scale on your table. I have a similar one in aqua and I love it. The pillow is wonderful too! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving at grandmas house!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. I love this! One of our favorite traditions is the advent calendar and this is such a beautiful spin on that! Thanks for linking up at the Found & Foraged Linky Party! Hope to see you next week.

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  12. What a cute and clever idea! Your décor is lovely too...xxx

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  13. Such a cute idea. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

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  14. Gorgeous! Well worth the effort to paint! I love the whole room...and your reference to "fallinter"!! :)

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  15. Your painting paid off-I think they look better (and more expensive somehow) painted than if you found them white somewhere. Love the pillow and painting too. Your home looks so cozy! Have fun with all the advent activities!

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  16. LOve, love, love your advent calendar! It's positively creative and fun and unique. yes, the buckets are better in white...and your home is warm and cozy!
    Where did you find the nesting boxes...I don't have room for one, but oh so cute!
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  17. So cute! Also, wanted to let you know I have a link party on Wednesday, hope to see you there! Can’t wait to party with you at https://homeschoolapalooza.wordpress.com :-)

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  18. Everything Sounds better in French. Mol
    I love everything!
    Isabelle
    www.lechateaudesfleurs.com

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  19. I love this sooo much! Your home is truly so stunning. I wish I could just pop over for a visit ;)

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  20. Everything is amazing, love your coffee table and your cushions!

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