Saturday, December 6, 2014

20 Creative Ideas for Christmas {Sundays at Home No. 40 Link Party & Features}

Welcome to Sundays at Home No. 40! Today, I am excited to share an awesome round-up from last week's link ups: 20 Creative Ideas for Christmas. I think you are going to love all of these projects, decorating ideas, and recipes as much as I do.
At the bottom, please link up your latest home decor, DIY and craft projects, recipes and more that you have recently shared on your own blog as well as items offered for sale in your own online shops! I am looking forward to your inspiration!

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Last week was extremely busy for me here on my little blog! Here is what you might have missed...
On Monday I had the honor of being Stop 6 on Jennifer Rizzo's 2014 Holiday Housewalk.

On Tuesday, The Yellow Bliss Road Creative Team pooled together to bring you a $250 Christmas Cash Giveaway! And there is still time to enter if you haven't yet (ends midnight December 8th PST).

On Thursday, I shared how we are "Making Spirits Bright" in the Playroom with Jennifer Rizzo's "Boy Meets Girl Christmas Wall Decals from Wallternatives.

And on Friday, I reposted a guest blog I did for Boho Chic Jewelry Trays.

Next week, I am going to be sharing part two of my holiday home tour for a Creating Christmas Link Party. I will be doing "Rustic Christmas", so come back then and link up your rustic Christmas decor posts! I have lots more in the works these next few weeks, so make sure you sign up to follow me by email so you never miss a post!
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Now on to the features. First, I want to reshare a post from last week, in which I made a HUGE mistake and linked to the wrong blog. My oh my...where is my head some days? I honestly do not know. I have corrected it since then, but I didn't want 2Perfection Decor to miss out on any of your visits, so here is her lovely post again and the correct link. Please stop by and check out her inspiring blog!
Family Room Reveal from 2Perfection Decor

And now for the 20 Creative Ideas for Christmas round-up! You are gonna love these. Please pay these talented folks a visit and remember to pin from the original site!

1. These Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies from Don't Disturb this Groove look so delicious! My husband would love these...he is always begging me to make oatmeal cookies.

2. I think this Storybook Advent Calendar from Life is a Party is one of the most creative things I have seen around the web this holiday season. I have always wanted to do an advent calendar but never seem to find the time (I am a notorious procrastinator). I am in awe of talented people who come up with something this amazing for one! And how cute is it in that vintage suitcase? Swoon.

3. I am a big fan of creative upcycling, so I fell in love with So Much Better With Age's  Plaid PJ's to Wreath instantly. It is perfect for this time of year, inexpensive to make, and completely adorable!

4. I had my breath taken away when I saw this lovely vignette with A Little Touch of Christmas from Chateau Chic. Completely gorgeous!

5. A creative and beautiful Nesting Boxes Advent from Little Farmstead. I just love these! Another awesome advent project making me wish I wasn't such a procrastinator! :)

6. I love the way Delineate Your Dwelling always thinks outside the box (a girl after my own heart), and she did it again with her lovely Winter Lady! A true conversation piece.

7. Some of you may have seen my vintage stacked book tree that I shared on Jennifer Rizzo's blog and in my Holiday Home Tour, but when I saw Jill Ruth & Co.s' Book Tree I was so wishing I had that many red and green books! Love the way she arranged hers on top of her mantel, added the ornaments and had books both vertical and horizontal. A+!

8. You can never go wrong with wood slices and chalkboard paint, am I right? Love these Rustic Chalkboard Ornaments from Typically Simple.

9. You never go wrong with birch bark either...especially the easy way. Definitely crushing on these Birch Bark Ornaments from Home Remedies and the method she used to make them.

10. This Burlap Christmas Wreath from LL Farm is adorable and I love the pops of red with the natural touches. A very charming way to welcome holiday visitors.

11. You can learn How to Decorate a Holiday Mantel from Designthusiasm. Love this beautiful arrangement she has come up with!

12. Crafting with vintage thread spools and buttons has been a passion of mine for a long time. I literally hoard these things just for repurposing. Love this adorable Vintage Thread Spool Snowman from My Thrift Store Addiction! I actually made one similar last year but never finished him. Seeing hers reminded me that he was stashed away! My have to get him out now and finish him so the kids can enjoy him this holiday season.

13. I am definitely loving everything with some bling and glam this season. These Sequin Christmas Trees from Sum of Their Stories would sparkle so beautifully with the glow of lights!

14. A beautifully photographed and delicious looking cookie? Yes, yes, you have have won me over. Definitely going to put these Classic Ginger Molasses Cookies from Personally Andrea on my to-do list!

15. And to go with your cookies, a Christmas Coffee Station of course! This idea and set-up from One More Time Events is so adorable with the sled, greenery and "Cheers" banner. I am officially in love with this (and coffee).

16. I am always enamored with the impeccable style found at A Stroll Thru Life. Just look at these Gold Dot Ornaments she made! You can go learn how she did it and see her leopard print ones too. So creative.

17. I love this creative tablescape and birch wood container from Everyday Living. Lots of creative ideas for holiday table settings over there (and it was fun to see we share the same dish set!).

18. As soon as I saw this Elsa & Anna's Christmas Tree vignette from Penny's Vintage Home, I thought of my daughter. This little holiday set-up would be her kind of heaven on earth. Too cute!

19. If you are as addicted to Instagram and bohemian style as me, you may already know about French Bohemian Farmhouse, but if not, head over to her lovely feed for gorgeous inspiration like this Ethereal Christmas Tablescape.

20. And finally, I think every home needs a Hot Chocolate Station like this one from Lovely Living's Blog. So whimsical, festive and fun!

I hope that you enjoyed these creative ideas and will visit all of these talented bloggers! Thanks to everyone for linking up. I always look forward to seeing what you have to share. You inspire me week after week.

Grab the code to share on your own blog if you have been featured this week:
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Now, it's time to link up again! If you are new here, just read the guidelines below and then click to "add your link" to share your own inspiration with us!

-Post your home decor, diy projects, crafts, recipes, helpful tips, etc. that you shared recently on your own blog, as well as items you offer for sale on Etsy or other websites. Please try to make sure that they are new links that you have not shared here previously.

-Please try to link back to Thoughts from Alice somewhere on your blog - I know this is a pain so it is not mandatory, but I do appreciate it! (feel free to grab the button code on my sidebar if you'd like - exception: items for sale). 

-Please do not post advertisements or links to other link parties

-I would love for you to be a follower of me in some way! {by email, BlogLovin', Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Friend Connect, etc.}

-If you would like to pin any of the featured images, please visit the original source and pin directly from there - not here, so that the awesome blogger gets the traffic on Pinterest!

-By linking up here you are giving permission to possibly have your photo(s) featured at next week's party and/or included in a collage graphic, as well as being shared by me on social media

-Only blogger's original photographs/content will be featured (please DO NOT link up "inspiration" posts that do not link back to the original sources. Always give credit when sharing another person's photographs or content and even better, get permission first!)

You might also enjoy:

Holiday Thrift Store Challenge

Take the 2014 Holiday Housewalk Tour from the beginning!