Saturday, December 7, 2019

FAKING FAUX

If you've been following along you know that I can't bring myself to use faux holiday decor.  So, I was in a real predicament when I decided I didn't want to have a live Christmas tree this year.  I went back and forth about buying/not buying a faux tree.  I couldn't do it.

My new mantra is:   "all you need is a garland".  That's the route I took.
No tree for us this year. I was just going to create a garland that made the tree unnecessary.

 My intention was to create a garland from greenery from our yard.  I revised it a bit and decided that I would use a faux garland as the base and would add garden clippings.  I know I'm cheating.

Here's what the faux garland looked like. It was from Frontgate so it was substantial.  Here it is on the railing before I got started on it.

FAUX GARLAND

I know you're thinking that it doesn't look bad.
 It doesn't, but I really wanted to add some live greenery.

CLOSE UP OF FAUX GARLAND
I decided to create the natural garland with magnolia and cedar.  
 I gathered the clippings and got started.  Here's the result.







If you ever try to do this, I would recommend using a faux garland as a base.  It was easy to add the greenery by just twisting the faux wire stems around the magnolia and cedar.  



Did you notice that I swapped out my Santos for the Angel Santos?  I also added ribbon, a garland and some ornaments.  I treated the garland like a Christmas tree I guess.

ANGEL SANTOS



 Now my favorite part--the close-ups.

 








I added some greenery, ribbon, and a rhinestone garland to the wall sconce too.



Sneaky peek of the demijohn through stairwell.

DEMIJOHN THROUGH STAIR RAILS
Would you use a garland instead of a tree?

Saturday, November 30, 2019

DISCO BALL LOVE

Several years ago I became obsessed with having a disco ball.  Of course mine would never be suspended from the ceiling.  I don't even like to dance.

 I guess I made my point about wanting a sparkly sphere.  My Christmas present that year was a disco ball.  Never a person to only have one of anything, I acquired several in different sizes.  You probably are wondering where I put them if I didn't suspend them.  Mine just rolled into a room and took up residence where they stopped.   They created a natural grouping in my living room.

SPARKLING DISCO BALLS IN MY LIVING ROOM

Every sunny morning I'm greeted by their reflections on my living room ceiling.

EARLY MORNING REFLECTIONS IN MY LIVING ROOM

The sparkle only lasts for a short time, then it's gone until the next sunny morning.

CEILING SPARKLE

I do put them to work for the holidays.  I placed one on the bench on my front porch.

DISCO BALL HOLIDAY DECOR ON MY BAMBOO BENCH

I think my favorite Christmas tree is this one.  I used the disco balls as a tree skirt.  If you look closely you'll see that I happened to have some large silver spheres in the mix.  You'll also see me and my camera mirrored in multiples.

DISCO BALL TREE SKIRT

Another Christmas I mixed the disco balls with some magnolia leaves and Hermes scarf boxes in front of my fireplace.

MAGNOLIA AND DISCO BALLS IN FRONT OF MY FIREPLACE

Do you like decor that sparkles even if it isn't a holiday?

If you want to see the full post for the holiday decor referenced, just click on the image or the highlighted words to be directed to the post.