Christmas Table Setting Ideas

Christmas Table Setting Ideas | Easy, inexpensive inspiration |

This year my Christmas table setting is simple and combines rustic with refined. There is china and crystal paired with burlap and reclaimed wood. It most likely isn't for everyone, but I like to use what I already have and this is what I came up with. I used the red balls and felt stars from last year's stairway garland to dress up the chandelier. The centerpiece is a combination of my Painted Fox … [Read more...]

Chocolate Covered Candy Canes

Chocolate Covered Candy Canes | the perfect DIY gift! |

As promised, here is the scoop on the second part of the homemade Christmas gift I'm giving to friends this year. I already shared the recipe for Cranberry Citrus Bread and how to wrap the loaves. Last year the gift was just Snickerdoodle Bread but this year I wanted to add a little something extra. These chocolate covered candy canes were fun, fast and they have that pop of red that makes them festive. All … [Read more...]

Cranberry Citrus Bread

Cranberry Citrus Bread | an easy recipe from

One of the gifts I love to give at Christmas is something homemade from my kitchen. Not only is it totally budget-friendly, but I think the receiver appreciates that effort was made and time was spent. Last year I gave my Snickerdoodle Bread. This year it's Cranberry Citrus Bread. This recipe is so easy and doesn't use any odd ingredients. Plus it's delicious. The first thing you do is chop the … [Read more...]

Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas

Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas | Easy, inexpensive and festive! |

I really do love to wrap gifts. There is something about making those perfect corners and tying bows that makes me happy. That said, sometimes wrapping gifts at Christmas can be overwhelming. Let's face's just one more thing to do and at the holidays there are a lot of gifts. I try to keep my supplies simple and inexpensive but I still want them to look festive. Everything used for this post can be … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Porch Decor Ideas

DIY Christmas Porch Decor from

First of all, thank you to everyone for your kind comments about my Christmas Home Tour. Each one warmed my heart and made me smile so I thank you for that too. I wanted to share a few details about my Christmas Porch Decor because I honestly believe that with a little effort and patience any boring space can be transformed. It usually doesn't happen overnight but it doesn't have to cost a lot. My front … [Read more...]

Christmas Home Tour 2014

Christmas Home Tour 2014 | On Sutton Place | Farmhouse touches and DIY decor ideas.

'Tis the Season. To be merry, to be bright, to be jolly. It's the time of year that our weary world rejoices and everyone wants to go home for Christmas. That's what is always in the back of my mind when I decorate our home for the holidays. My kids are coming and I just want everything to be welcoming and cheerful. Believe me it's nothing fancy and it doesn't break the bank. Today I'm sharing my Christmas … [Read more...]

3 DIY No Sew Christmas Banners

3 DIY No Sew Christmas Banners | easy tutorials from

Welcome to the Sunday craft session at On Sutton Place! No sewing skills required because all three of these projects are completely no sew and easy as can be. First up is the grain sack Christmas tree garland I showed you during the Grain Sack Tour. I made this from an antique grain sack but you could use anything you have on hand. Burlap, drop cloth, felt, fat quarters. If you don't have any fabric you … [Read more...]

Hanukkah Chanukah Free Printables

Hanukkah Chanukah Free Printables from

Every once in a while, when I post a printable, I get a request for something special. I am always happy to oblige if I can make it work. When one of my Facebook followers asked me to make a Happy Chanukah printable, I have to admit I was a little nervous. I knew about the Jewish holidays but as a Catholic, I had no knowledge of what they meant or the symbolism. So I did some googling and a search on Etsy … [Read more...]

DIY Christmas Decor Vintage Grain Sacks

DIY Christmas Decor | Vintage Grain Sacks | Ideas from

Hello and welcome to Christmas Cheer and Grain Sacks! I'm teaming up with three other grain sack-loving bloggers to bring you ideas and inspiration for adding these vintage lovelies to your Christmas decor. All of their links will be at the end of the post so we'll get to that in a bit. First I'd like to show you my little table top Christmas tree. Last year, I finally gave up on a big tree and bought this … [Read more...]