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Etsy Holiday Gift Guide (What Your Friends Really Want for Christmas)

I'm sharing some of my favorite finds from Etsy, any of which would make a beautiful gift for that special friend that you exchange Christmas gifts with each year!

gift guide for friends

Easy Blue and White French Farmhouse Ornaments

These beautiful French farmhouse ornaments are easy to make using just two products! Easy to customize, inexpensive to make and they'll add French country style wherever you use them!

blue and white ornaments

Dulce De Leche Belgian Waffles and Easy No-Mess Crispy Bacon

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Breakfast for dinner is a great option during the busy holidays! I'm sharing a decadent yet simple recipe for dulce de leche Belgian-style waffles, plus my favorite way to cook bacon without having to clean any grease!

Eggo Belgian Style Thick and Fluffy Waffles with dulce de leche recipe

Blue and White French Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Got a love for blue and white like I do? I'm sharing my Christmas tree, decked out in blue and white transferware dishes, DIY ornaments and more!

blue and white Christmas tree

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The idea for this blue and white transferware tree has been brewing away in my mind for months now!

I love blue and white, in fact my dining room is decorated with my vintage transferware dishes and white ironstone. As I found myself thinking about decorating for Christmas, my mind went to my flocked Christmas tree that I purchased last year.

I wonder...

flocked tree

Could I hang actual dishes and teacups on my tree?

hanging dishes and teacups on Christmas tree

Could I fill the tree with transferware-like ornaments that I can make inexpensively, using just white balls, a blue Sharpie and my imagination?

close up

Could I hang those chippy spindles that I recently made?

French farmhouse Christmas tree

blue and white ornaments

What about my small white ironstone pitchers? Would those work?

chippy spindles on Christmas tree

Could I use my blue and white striped farmhouse wreath as a tree topper?

farmhouse wreath tree topper

Would it all come together like I see it in my mind?

lighted French farmhouse Christmas tree

French farmhouse Christmas tree by DIY beautify

The answer to ALL the above is...YES!

blue and white transferware tree

I added pearl sprays from the wedding department at Hobby Lobby, sparkly white snowflakes, a couple of blue velvet ornaments and striped ribbon! I bought blue and white drawer knobs and attached them to wood rounds that I gave the same chippy paint technique to as my spindles.

blue and white tree

I hung the plates, teacups and pitchers from these stainless steel hooks and used these plate hangers. I found blue and white ticking striped ribbon from Walmart (similar to this one) and this similar trim from Hobby Lobby that's currently on clearance! (I bought everything my store had!).

DIY ornaments chippy, French country

This blue and white Christmas tree is unconventional! It's filled with things that you've probably never seen on a Christmas tree before in your life!

French farmhouse Christmas tree with blue and white by DIY beautify

But that's why I love it so much! It has a French farmhouse feel that is just so beautiful!

Have you ever decorated an unconventional Christmas tree before? I want to know! I'll be sharing more details of the Sharpie ornaments soon!

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