Decals and Chalkboard

Owl Decal and Chalkboard Red

Here's my owl that doesn't take up any space 
in our home :-)

Some of you may remember my post about buying Decals through Etsy a while back. Well, they finally arrived last month and we've got one of them up on our walls on top of our red chalkboard in the kitchen. When we opened the package, I realized the colours were darker than what I had perceived online. So, if you're planning on getting decals, beware, the colour is darker. When I had ordered them, I thought I was ordering pastel colours, however, they were much deeper and intense than I had thought. I'm still happy with them, but something to note in future.

Our Christmas tree next to our red chalkboard wall with the owl decal ordered from Etsy

Here's a quick home project you can do. Last month, my husband and I took a trip to the National Park in Gargano to hike along the paths in the forest. I picked up a little holly along the way. Once, we got home, I got some large rocks, which I painted red and then put them all in this vase. Voila! 

This is our Peruvian Nativity Scene. Last year, we put up a large traditional Nativity Scene. This year, we decided to keep it simple.

Happy Holidays Everyone! 

It's great to share the happiness of Christmas 
with YOU!


p.s. I'm so happy today because this is the last day of taking heaps of antibiotics and I'm feeling a bit more like myself these days.  Thanks again for all your well wishes!


  1. So happy that you are feeling better, sweetie and those decals are so pretty...The chalkboard is amazing! I want one too...Kisses and hugs and you will love my giveaway today:)

    Ps: I am hosting a beautiful home decor GIVEAWAY later today, just in time for Christmas!

  2. Reese, lovely x-mas tree, lovely owl!!! Lovely words, dear lady!!! I wish your days are always filled with JOY and love!! I wish you have a happy heart every single day! I wish you the best!!! Love!! Bela

  3. I'm loving the owls! And, I'm kind of melting at the fact that you are a world traveler and have settled in Italy... ahh. I spent a month in Italy and could have stayed there the rest of my life. Incredibly happy for you... (and a wee bit jealous!) Love your blog!

  4. Buon giorno! Great job with the decals. I should think about decorating with these. A presto!

  5. Oh wow, I love that red chalkboard and the adorable owl!! So cute!

  6. Hello dear, how are you?
    I love owls, and your blog is beautiful. I'm glad you feel better. I hope you have wonderful days.
    Thank you so much for the lovely comment. My sister is doing better now.
    I'm glad my heart fell in love with your words.


  7. Love your bright blue cheerful and cute! :) That chalkboard effect is super rad too! Best, Cat

  8. The owl looks adorable and the red chalkboard is great. I also like your holly. I get branches of pyracantha from my mom's house and do the same thing, love bringing the outdoors in.

  9. OH, i LOVE that red chalkboard!

  10. Oh how awesome! Truly I love the cahlk board and decals. Adorable! Merry Christmas to you!


  11. I love that your chalkboard is red!! Looks great.

  12. Your tree looks so cute... I always wonder how other expats do Xmas living abroad. In Italy, you probably have access to tons of ornaments, etc. In Japan, there's some. We have 2 little Charlie Brown Xmas trees in our house.

  13. Aw such a cozy holiday home you have Reese!! Absolutely adore the Chalkboard Owl :)


  14. It all looks fantastic! Happy Holidays!


    p.s. I have a little giveaway over at

  15. Hi Reese! How are you feeling? I love your owl finds! I think their a hoot too!

    I found a holiday owl coffee mug at Hobby Lobby the other day on sale. I'll have to post it sometime soon.

    Good to see ya back!

  16. I love the chalkboard - what great colors!!

  17. Your holiday decorating is beautiful, Reese!! I especially love what you have done with the vase and sprigs, the red rocks look amazing in the mix :)

    That owl is too darn cute. I recently purchased wall decals too but have not stuck them up yet.

  18. So glad you are doing well!
    I love your owl decal...sooo cute! And your Christmas tree is beautiful. I also love the red chalkboard wall. What a great idea!!
    I hope you had a great week! xo

  19. So glad you're feeling better! And how amazing your decals turned out, despite the unexpectedly darker colours! I've unexpectedly been away from the internet a week due to workcraze, and it's lovely to return here :)

    Hope you keep feeling better and have a great holiday week ahead!

  20. happy coming birthday and merry christmas

  21. What a sweet chalkboard and I love your nativity scene from Peru. Your home is looking very festive.

  22. I do still have decals on my list... they do look great... xo bb

  23. Your little owl looks very sweet their on top of the red chalk. :)

  24. What a wonderful idea. Coloured chalk paint is so much fun and I really like the way you have used it.

    Fabulous inspiration.

    x Charlotta

  25. Hi there! I love what you did! The owl certainly put a finishing touch to the chalkboard. I've never seen a red chalkboard before but it was very nice! I like it! I will be considering that sometime in the future. Thanks for sharing!

  26. I'm here to say hello.
    Have a wonderful day.

  27. Hello every one.
    Have a happy day.


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