Monday, November 18, 2019

Christmas Decor Inspiration Part 2

With less days between Thanksgiving and Christmas this year, I feel that I need to get a head start on the decorating.  These are pictures of my kitchen and family room from last year and help me get motivated!

Using flocked greenery and berries, I added cardinals and red candles to the centerpiece.

 The glasses were my mom's and have cardinals on them.  We use this kitchen table for weeknight dinners during the season and also for Christmas breakfast.

My trumpet vase holds a red arrangement and is on display on my island. 

I also jazz up the kitchen chandelier with greenery, icicles, and glass ornaments.
The mantle over the range continues the cardinal and red berry theme.
The flocked greenery and red berries are over the wine cabinet as well.
The mantle all spiffed up!
The large ornaments on each side are paper mache.
Santa standing ready on his sleigh
while the reindeer wait patiently.
The Christmas tree decorated with golds, bronzes, crystal, and whatever else I could find, is all aglow.
Close up of deer ornaments on the tree...
A gold arrangement in my urn is on the other corner of the room.
These cherubs have such pretty little faces!
A fresh arrangement is on a silver tray on the coffee table.  This has to be re-done a few times during the season, but I can get the greenery and berries from the yard.
Accent table vignette.
And a beautiful nativity!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Christmas Decor Inspiration

It's  not even Halloween yet, so why a Christmas post already?  If you're like me, the older I get, the longer it takes so I'm starting early.  I recently read that if it helps to reduce stress, then go for it.  These are actually pictures from last year that I never posted.  

So I am starting with the foyer, as you come in the front door.  

A white and silver decorated tree in a porcelain fish bowl sits at the bottom of the steps.
Santa and his reindeer are my greeters.
A garland adorns the staircase.  I loop it around so we can still grip the handrail.  Safety first!!
At one time I enjoyed decorating with fresh greenery but I like it to stay up for awhile and I don't like the mess.
On to the living room, which is just a small room to the left off the foyer.  

Two marble pedestals hold silver arrangements.
My nativity is displayed here.

Moving on to the dining room--

My silver deer is included in my centerpiece, but is removed when we dine here.
This epergne lives here on my buffet, but I change the arrangement for Christmas.
The dining room tree is decorated with silver, crystal, and burgundy decorations.
I love using silver trays in decorating. 
There are lights under the deer but I forgot to cut them on for the picture.
Christmas Eve dinner is held in the dining room and I use a fresh arrangement along with the other decor on the table.

My tea cart is ready for service.

Stopping here for now, will post the rest in a day or two!!

Thanks for stopping by!!


Saturday, November 3, 2018

Falling for You

A quick fall tablescape!  Enjoy!

Christmas 2017

It appears that Christmas 2018 is right around the corner!  Never got a chance to post pictures from 2017, so now is as good a time as any!  Hopefully this will get me motivated to begin the decorating, as it does take me longer to do now than it used to.  The first picture is of the garland on the stairs in the foyer.

 Dining room
Dining room tree
Kitchen (almost didn't post this one because I'm in it)
Family room, mantle and tree
 Close up of mantle
 Tree (before skirt was added)
Christmas arrangement in urn
 Coffee table vignette

 Family room silhouette angels

 Kitchen table centerpiece

Hope your decorating is progressing.  Time sure does fly when you're having fun!

Enjoy and Happy Happy everything!!