Sunday, December 18, 2016

Fur, Feathers, and Pearls For Our 2016 Christmas Tree

You may not know this about me, but I'm quite Scroogey about the holidays.  It's not that I don't enjoy the decorating, it's just that I dread taking it all down, packing it away, and finding a place to store it all until next year.  I felt especially lazy this season.  I decided not to decorate the mantels or any other space in the house.  The tree and a fresh wreath on the front door were my holiday concession.

We found a beautiful tree.  I convinced myself that it was so shapely that all it needed was some lights and a draped pearl garland.  My ulterior motive of course was that the less I put on the tree the less I had to remove.  Well, I thought it looked lovely in a minimalistic way.  Unfortunately, anyone who stopped by asked me when I was going to finish decorating the tree.  My sister even offered to help me decorate it! 

 I caved and added some feather wreaths, a section of fur fabric as a tree skirt, and a few ornaments.  The other difference is that I normally photograph our tree in daylight.   I decided to give it a try at night.  I like the shadows and contrasts that the darkness creates.

Our tree with fur, feathers, and pearls.

  
Tree reflected in my mirror on the stairway.

View of the other side of the tree.

Faux fur tree skirt from my fabric stash.

The jester moves when you pull the cord.  Love bubble lights.

Mini Feather Wreath

Pearl Garland


This was our first try with bubble lights.

Gold Tear Drop Ornament



I want to wish each and every one of you a wonderful holiday season.


To see last year's tree, go here.

Last Year's Tree

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Out-of-the-Box Holiday Decor

I'm always looking for something different for holiday decor.  I would call the following ideas definitely out-of-the-box creations.

This first idea is by a local artist I know, Trina Lucido.  This is just one of her many beyond creative ideas.  She always takes the ordinary and comes up with something extraordinary.   Yes, these are felt pennants that she's made into Christmas trees.  To see all her work please visit her site,
Jubilee Flea here.

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I'm all for asymmetry, geometrics and gold.

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What about this angle?

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Create a grouping of wreaths made from different materials and in different sizes.

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A tree surrounded by clock faces inside a vintage silver plate piece.

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Love this unique centerpiece.  Just rob your jewelry box to create this.

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Rolled up paper dropped into a clear vase.  You could use wrapping paper or an old print.

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Bread board centerpiece.

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Ombre Tree

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Antlers:  Tree Alternative

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A Hint of a Christmas Tree

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I'm not sure if I'd ever try this but I'm so impressed with the choice of the long pendant ornaments.

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This is definitely a new take on the Christmas tree created with books.


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Holiday  Cards Displayed in a Tobacco Basket

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So, what have you come up with for your decor?






Thursday, December 8, 2016

Holiday Empty Frames

I always find a use for a lovely frame, even if it's empty.  These frames are stand alone lovely in the holiday decor mix.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Let's Decorate Our Chairs for the Holidays

I like to have a centerpiece on my holiday table, but once the food is served it has to be removed.  I thought it would be more practical to just decorate the seating instead.   If you're in, here are some ideas to get you started.

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I'm sure this next one is from a wedding, but I do love my pearls.

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So, are you in?