Style Scouting: Vol. 73

Thanks for stopping by for this week’s Style Scouting. My Sunday post where I share the random stuff that captured my attention or inspired me that I found online.

Christmas is next weekend. It sure doesn’t feel like it with the 70 degree temp outside.

I remember a very warm Christmas when I was in first grade in 1964 and living in suburban Philadelphia where there was normally snow on the ground at Christmastime.

Getting bikes on Christmas in 1964
Christmas Day – 1964

I will always remember it as it was the year my siblings and I got shiny new Schwinn bicycles. With no snow or ice on the ground, we got to actually ride them most of the day with no coat or jackets on.

Even though this is a fond Christmas memory for me – there is nothing like the feeling of a cozy white and chilly outside Christmas. I will have to live it via a good old-fashioned Christmas movie. :-)

Now onto the inspiring links I found this week:


A very merry Farmhouse.

This is one very well-read Christmas tree. So is this one.

A clever Christmas plate wall.

gallery wall of art on a wall

I like the gallery wall in the hallway of the living room in this home.


A minimalistic and fun way to hang stuff on your walls.


A clever way to create a gingerbread house village.


Easy pull-apart bread to serve for Christmas snacking.

The fact that these Christmas cookies don’t have to be perfect add to their charm.

Out & About

It is just not going to be the same paying $1.25.

Have someone on your list who has everything and you don’t know what to give them for Christmas? Give them a book. They make the best gift as there are so many topics, non-fiction and fiction – you are sure to find one that will be perfect for them.

Fun & Interesting

These adorable ornaments makes me wish I could knit so I could DIY them.

I wish my handwriting and printing could look like these samples.

A good reminder for the holiday season.

This Chevy commercial!!! Have you seen it? Get ready for happy tears. :-) Watch it below:

YouTube video

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  1. Loved this post and the stories. Hope you have a Merry Christmas. I can teach you to knit ;) if you really want to learn, haha!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Alison – If I had the time I would like to learn – maybe when I retire. :-) I hope you, Steve and your family have a very Merry Christmas. XO

  2. Oh, Diane, I needed that today! The commercial and bus driver story were perfect. Wishing you and your family a great Christmas and New Year! Thank you for all you do throughout the year!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Tracy – I am happy to hear that my post was just what you needed. XO. Thanks for reading my blog – Merry Christmas

  3. Katy Cooke says:

    That first photo: adorable. I remember those dolls from my childhood, and those matching striped tops remind *me* of my Skipper and Scooter (Barbie) dolls. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Katy – We are for sure kindred spirits! XO I showed my twin sister your comment as we called those shirts are Skipper shirts. We each had a Skipper and loved her. I wish I still had her. The doll we were holding was named Softee. I hope you have a very merry holiday.

  4. Love the pic of you and your sister and brother with new Schwinn bicycles!! Great memories 🎄
    Mine was purple and even though it was raining I still got to go outside all bundled up for a little ride 💗
    Hope Christmas is just as magical for you and your family this year 🥰

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Lynn – Getting a bike at Christmas was a big deal. Fond memories for sure. I would have loved getting purple bike – you were styling!

  5. Thank you so much for this post and the story about the bus driver. I will probably read a lot today but probably nothing will affect me as much as this wonderful story. You always take the time to post some pretty wonderful things on your blog. I am sure you are not told often enough but you are appreciated and I thank you.
    Christmas blessings to you and your family and give a great big hug to Zoe from all of us.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Betty – Thank you for taking the time to read my blog and telling me how much you enjoy what I post It means a lot to me. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas. I will give Zoe a big hug from you. XO. :-)

  6. Oh my, the tears were flowing after the commercial & the wonderful bus driver story that I’ve never heard before. Thank you so much for sharing & wishing your family peace & joy this holiday season.

    1. Just arrived home from a hospital in WV after spending time with a sick sister and found your post waiting. What a bright spot in my week! Your picture was so cute. Love the bus driver story and the Chevy commercial. Your post was such a pick-me-up. Thanks and Merry Christmas!

      1. Diane Henkler says:

        Hi Nancy – Happy to hear my post picked you up. :-). I hope your sister is OK. Merry Christmas.

    2. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Holly – Those two stories were very special. I loved both, but the bus driver is one of those that I want to remember to do myself when life gets stressful. I hope you enjoy a very Merry holiday.

  7. I love the old photo and your memory. And you got a Hands Down game. I got one that same year.

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Joy – I loved playing Hands Down :-). It was a fun memory seeing it in the photo. My twin sister got the game Tip-It. So we had two games to play that year. Both were fun. Wishing you the merriest holiday.

  8. Wow those last two really got me! Wishing you the happiest of holidays!

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Gina – I agree – those two stories were pretty special. XO I hope you have a wonderful holiday.

  9. Have used your holly leaf paper pattern to decorate my fireplace this Christmas thank you so much Diane .. I’m so pleased with it Merry Christmas 🎄

    1. Diane Henkler says:

      Hi Julie – I am so happy to hear that your paper holly leaf decor is making you happy. That is wonderful to hear. I still have the one I made and was going to use it this year, but I ran out of time. I will next year as it is a classic. Merry Christmas