Small Business Saturday

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  
We had our official Thanksgiving yesterday on Black Friday.  

With Nurses and Firefighters in this family we have to be flexible on our holidays.

We had a great time and ate too much!!!!

Today is Small Business Saturday.

I hope as you start to buy those wonderful Christmas gifts you will think about doing this through your local shops and on line places like Etsy, Ebay and direct sites.

I love to give unique and personal gifts so small business shops seems to help me with this.

Have you started your decorating for Christmas?

I know a lot of you wait until after Thanksgiving to get this done.  

I start mine early with my daughter hosting Thanksgiving.

This year especially with Thanksgiving falling late
 Christmas will be here quickly.

Sneak Peak at my upcoming Christmas Decor post for 2019

My fireplace insert is dressed with some sparkle greens and pretty white flowers.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around my tiny home.  I will have more to show this coming week.

Enjoy the rest of the long weekend.
Remember to shop small business for all those fabulous gifts.


  1. Your fireplace insert looks wonderful. At night the candles look pretty lit.

    I purchased items from Etsy and Ebay already.

    Enjoy your Christmas decorating.


  2. I love your white fireplace - it is gorgeous!

  3. Your fireplace looks wonderful, Kris! I can't wait to see how you decorated the rest of JCC4. Happy Thanksgiving weekend. Last night we went to a local family owned retailer to "browse" their Christmas decor and walked away having spent a small fortune. LOL A portion of some of those purchases were being donated to a good cause so I feel like it was a win win.

  4. Love the idea of candles in the stove grate! You're so clever, Kris!

  5. Can't wait to see more, Kris. I always LOVE your home at Christmas and have been oh-so-lucky to see it in person myself. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. xo Diana

  6. It's so beautiful, Kris!I love the way you decorate. I pulled out the bins on Wednesday night and decorated Thursday morning - in between baking pies - and finished up yesterday. Ok...I mostly finished up yesterday. I had to pick up a few cuties yesterday. I have no willpower at all! I can't wait to see the rest of your pretty place. xxoo Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  7. Your fireplace looks beautiful as usual. We had a quite thanksgiving. I always love to give some handmade gifts to friends and families. :)

  8. Good morning my friend! Your fireplace is PERFECTION.I have the same thing happening in my fireplace, with sparkling candles and tapers sit atop my mantle. I sat there last night just enjoying every moment of it. I want to see MORE of your house!

  9. Hi Kris - I'm glad that your Thanksgiving festivities went well. I love what you have done with your cute fireplace and look forward to seeing more of your decorations. Hugs, Gilly

  10. How pretty, Kris! We learned a long time be flexible with holiday gatherings. Getting together, whenever, is what's important!

  11. Hi Kris! Looks so pretty at your house...can't wait to see more.

  12. You pulled a good one when you found that fireplace. It looks so cute. I have just started pulling things out and REPEATEDLY moving them from spot to spot as I figure out my newish apartment. I'm not going to do too much this year but will hit the after Christmas sales for anything I find I am missing. It is really hard to decorate when you have no storage space. I'm looking into building shelves up high in my closet where there is all that space.

  13. Your Christmas décor is always wonderful Kris! Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. We went to our oldest daughters home. Everything was delicious!!

  14. A lovely look for your fireplace. You have quite the eye my sweet friend. Looking forward to seeing more of your Christmas decor. Hugs

  15. Fireplace looks so inviting......I'm with you on the idea of supporting small businesses!

  16. Thank you for the shout out for Small Business Saturday Kris, I do the same. I purchase many items off Etsy and our local shops.
    I am so excited to see your cottage all decked out for the holidays.
    Love, Carla