Merry Christmas Eve!!!

I’m so happy and thankful to be able to spend an entire week at home in Chattanooga, relaxing and spending extra time with family and friends.  I’m also glad the weather has turned cold – Christmas just doesn’t feel right when it’s 65 degrees outside!  I hope everyone is having a good holiday – maybe these pictures will help get you in the spirit :)

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How amazing would it be to spend Christmas in Paris?!

How amazing would it be to spend Christmas in Paris?!



Keeping it cozy

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Merry Christmas!!!

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The Clay Pot, Chattanooga

I can’t believe I haven’t devoted a blog post to one of my favorite stores in Chattanooga! The Clay Pot is a cute home/flower/gift store in the Riverview area of Chattanooga. It is owned by the super talented Joe Jumper. I’m constantly impressed by all of the creative decorations he comes up with. You can check out some of them on the facebook page or the blog, “Dirt from… The Clay Pot”. I’ve been to several different weddings that he has worked on and they were all absolutely gorgeous.

I should’ve shared this post a couple of weeks ago because they make awesome custom wreaths for Christmas. Some of my favorites were the ones hung on the front doors of Embellish, a fabulous shoe store in Chattanooga. I loved the wreaths so much I convinced my mom to have one made for her green back door.

How about opening an Atlanta location, Joe? ;)

And now some pictures of those chic wreaths:

My parents’ back door (my mom and I painted it green last year):



The wreaths outside Embellish shoe store:
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I told you Joe is creative!

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If you’re ever in the Chattanooga area, be sure to stop at the Clay Pot to see what they have in store! And some highlights of Joe’s work and shop photos:


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Fir ladies? Love! These ladies are in the window of K: a boutique by Katherine Roberts, in Chattanooga. [click on this picture to be directed to K’s website]

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love these map votives!!

love these map votives!!

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The Clay Pot

1311 Hanover Street

Chattanooga, TN 37405


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It’s beginning to look a lot like…


I went home to Chattanooga this weekend and helped my mom pick out our Christmas tree.  We have a MAJOR leaner.  I mean we had to use the Restoration Hardware catalog (which is 2″ thick) along with about seven other magazines to keep the tree from looking like it was going to fall over any second.  But we just covered that up with a burlap bedskirt and it looks great now!  Nobody would ever know unless they read this blog post :)

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The Clay Pot, Chattanooga

The Clay Pot, Chattanooga

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