Tuesday, December 3, 2013

My First Advent Calendar


My First Advent Calendar


As incredible as it appears, this is my first ever advent calendar!
Like five years ago I learned they existed (incredible, right?), and I promised myself to create one the following Christmas.

Ha, it never happened


One more of those promises...

Like the one of planting Paperwhites so by Christmas time all those pretty white flowers would be in full bloom...
Or growing those fragrant rosemary trees from cuttings...

Or having a nativity set just like the ones my mother used to create.

Nope, those are still on a waiting list!



At least I'm happy one of those promises was fulfilled.

And on time ;)

My kids are not that small any more to expect candies or little treats, they've never even had a sweet tooth. The plain calendar is full of excitement on its own :) Looking at my son while he flies to catch the snowflake to place it on a new spot/day is fun. 

It is lots of fun counting the days to Christmas!


I'm pretty sure you also have a list of un-fulfilled promises, 
or maybe you just crossed one of those projects off your list?
I'd love to know I'm not the only one ;)

Wrapping paper on the old windows found at T.J. Max 


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37 comments:

Mel@JunkinJunky said...

Awww, it's adorable! I really like the red and white going on.

Vel Criste said...

It's pretty perfect Cristina! Love it!

Dria S said...

Aww I LOVE your calendar!!! Your home looks so festive and beautiful!

House Envy said...

I love that your advent is large and part of the total room decor! it looks great!

Maureen Wyatt said...

Wow, it may have taken you awhile to get around to making a calendar, but you sure did a great (and big) one when you did!

Jennifer@ClassicStyleHome said...

Now that is an advent calendar! It looks awesome and I love the wallpaper behind it. I have never had one either or any of the other things you mentioned. The idea of planting something from a bulb terrifies me!

Whimzy Thyme said...

Terrific idea to use the old windows. I love it. Thanks for sharing.

Feral Turtle said...

Simply gorgeous Cristina.

Angélica D said...

muy lindo y divertido contar los días que quedan para navidad . Linda idea Cristina

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

I love the Advent season. No candy for us either

Natalie Love said...

Love it! and omitting the candy, great idea! May try something similar next year!

~Natalie
www.itsnatalielove.blogspot.com

Lisa Rozario said...

I love the simplicity of it and yet it is so effective!

ingrid@nowathomemom said...

oh! I love it Cristina; it's beautiful! :-) perfect, so perfect for now! ;-)

TheKimSix Fix said...

That is fantastic! I am always on the lookout for window panes.. your idea on using them is so pretty.

Jane @ urbanejane. said...

Love this larger-than-life advent calendar! So pretty!
I'd love for you to drop by and link up at our Holiday link party if you can: http://www.urbanejane.com/2013/12/holiday-glam-link-party.html

Have a wonderful weekend!!

PattieJ said...

That looks awesome! What a great idea!!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Loooove it!! So cute!!

Creative Raisins said...

That is incredible, I love the whole look of it.

Krista thehappyhousie said...

Such a pretty idea for your great old windows Cristina! Love it!

Brynne Delerson said...

This calendar is beautiful! I love the wrapping paper you used behind the window panes - it makes such a great statement in your room! Pinning for inspiration :)
Visiting from the Monday Funday link party!

Pauline Molinari said...

really pretty! Thanks for sharing on the Monday Funday link party!

Kim M said...

Very pretty, love it! It's such a creative way to dress up the windows for the season and create a dramatic focal point...counting down at the same time is a bonus! :)

amy said...

I keep seeing this pop on different link parties and I adore it!! I'd love for you to link up at our Link It or Lump It party. http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2013/11/christmas-ornament-exchange.html

amy said...

Oops, SO sorry… meant this link!
http://www.delineateyourdwelling.com/2013/12/link-it-or-lump-it-party-17.html

Tammy N said...

Such a beautiful advent calendar. Moving the snowflake is a great way to countdown.

Dirty Hands-Beautiful Life said...

Fantastic. Simply fantastic! I'm sure he's elated to climb on the couch -- mine would be :)

Sally LoveOfHomes said...

I absolutely love it! So creative!
Sally
loveofhomes.com

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

That is one super idea. It looks beautiful too!

Brooke said...

I'm the queen of advent calendar's and they can be exhausting at times! I love the beauty and simplicity of yours. It's the perfect decor for December. Thanks so much for sharing, Cristina! Enjoy your day!

Deonna Wade said...

It's Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this post and would love for you to link up to the Merriest Blog Hop and share your creations!
http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2013/12/merriest-blog-hop-week-3.html

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

This is beautiful! And what a statement piece!

Judy K said...

What a pretty advent calendar. Looks great. I would love for you to link this up to my Fall into Fall party going on right now. Hope to see you there. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

Inspired by you said...

What an impact! It turned out great. I just made my very first advent calendar too! I will let you in on a little secret. I, too, didn't know about advent calendars either ;)

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Omigosh this is gorgeous!!!

Allison @ dreamalittlebigger.com said...

This is so polished and amazing. Off to view more of your amazing blog! Thanks so much for sharing at Link It or Lump It this week and I hope we'll see your gorgeous work again!

The Mauermans said...

Where oh where did you get that wall paper to put behind the windows???

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Hi Cristina! I'm back to let you know I featured this project on my blog today as one of the features from the Christmas Extravaganza Party!

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