Monday, November 2, 2015

Santos and Sparkle. Plaid, Paper Trees, and Peacocks. It's Our Holiday Open House!

It's time to get an early start on your holiday decor.   I just finished decorating my space for Christmas before I even put my Halloween candy in the bowl for the trick-or-treaters.  I'm hoping that my pics will put you in the holiday mood and you'll come shop with us.

Nov. 5-8
10-5 each day

For some reason, after years of a love affair with silver and mercury glass, I've developed a fondness for gold.  You'll see my new favorite metal in my holiday decor.  

Santos, Gold, and  Peacock Feathers

Peacock Wrapping Paper as a Back Drop for My Holiday Display 

I wanted a way to display a selection of my ornaments, so I cut a triangle from the peacock wrapping paper I used as a back drop.  On the blank reverse side I randomly painted gold polka dots with the end of a foam paint roller dipped into gold craft paint.   I added some screws down the sides of the "tree" and  zigzagged from one side to the other with gold garland.

Gold Polka Dot "Tree"

Besides the glass jars, I used a large rectangular metal basket to hold the ornament overflow.
I lined it with gold-trimmed napkins and leopard ribbon.

Metal Tray Filled With Ornaments

I used a chippendale planter from my garden as a tree stand for my feather tree.

Feather Tree in a Planter from My Garden

Feather Tree Close Up

Santos With Crown and Wreath Necklace

Vintage Bottle Brush Wreath

 If you recall, last year I did my whole space in plaid. 
 It still seems to be very popular so I included some tartan again.

I hope to see you this weekend.
I'll be working Friday.

Please visit our Sweet Clover FB page for more pics of what we'll have.


  1. Everything looks festive, Kathy. I know it will be a big success.

    1. Thanks Sarah. I'm looking forward to the weekend. It's always a fun way to start off the holidays.

  2. oh how I wish I could see it in person Kathy! it looks so fanciful and just gorgeous. We are setting up my booth this Friday evening for the holidays, then I prepare for two upcoming shows. It's non-stop 'til after Thanksgiving. :)

    1. I know how hectic this time of year can be but it's a fun hectic. I wish you lived closer.