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?



Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Holiday Display Ideas-----Holiday Market Round Two

Yes, two sales in November.  I wanted to share how I pulled it off for round two.
Enjoy.

Deer head vases and some greenery fit perfectly into these huge cloches on a metal base.
I could also see them filled with an assortment of shiny ornaments, greenery, or both.



Cloche close up.  I layered an ornament over a frame and filled a glass container with ornaments.
They are reflected in a vintage etched mirror.




Deer close up number two. 
 More ornaments fill a vintage silver plate tray and a felted bunny hops out of a trophy.



Who says you have to put candles in mercury glass candlesticks?  These spiky gold spheres look much better to me.  Next to the candlesticks is a vintage scale, filled with what else but ornaments and antlers.



A section from a table base can be part of the holiday decor.  Just add a ribbon and a sparkly gold floral mirror.  I could see this as part of a mantel holiday display or on a front door.  You could substitute a wreath for the mirror.



Layer ornaments over a star mirror.



I recently purchased this canvas-lined french market basket and used it to display the dancing glitter deer. 



A huge roll of corrugated cardboard is one of my tree bases.  I draped a vintage fur wrap around the base, placed a peacock wreath horizontally onto it, and dropped the "trunk" of my faux tree into the hole in the center of the cardboard roll.   



I was able to hang some ornaments from the wreath too.



If you follow this blog you know that I'm always layering empty frames.  These chippy chunky frames give sneaky peeks of a vintage floral oil.   Suspended inside one of the frames is a glitter laurel wreath.  I used a small crown ornament as a tree topper and a french book as a riser for my tassel ornaments.



Why not paint a barrel green and upholster the top to make it a seat with storage inside.  When I was setting the space,  I needed another base for my second tree.  I took off the leopard cushion and dropped the tree into the bucket.  This is my menagerie tree.  The felted animal "trophies" are tucked into the branches.  The tree on the dresser in the background is an inverted tomato cage covered in grapevines and painted white.



A Victorian wall pocket can hold ornaments and magnolia branches during the holidays.


Are you gearing up for Christmas or still working on Thanksgiving?

If you live in the Washington DC area make sure to stop by the Co-Op.
Details on our Facebook page here.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Pom Poms Are Back


Just like many other trends that come and go, pom poms are back in a big way.   They're trimming draperies, outlining the edges of bedspreads and pillows, and dangling from throws.  

My drapery favs:

alittleenglishinteriors.com

ana-rosa,tumblr.com

juvenilehalldesign.com

elizabethhousestlouis.blogspot.com

Ahhh, bedding:

diegoenriquefinal.com

sfgirlbybay

brittanickel.tumblr.com

Domino

DPAGES

Pillows:

absolutelybeautifulthings.blogspot.com

DIY Candy

Bellacor

Family Circle Magazine


Last but not least, throws:

motleycraft-o-rama.tumblr.com

dettaglihomedecor.blogspot.com

allaboutvignettes.blogspot.com

londonpearl.tumblr.com

Will you add some pom poms to your decor?







Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Holiday Kick Start

Yes, I'm still eating Halloween candy and it's not Thanksgiving yet, BUT we're having our Holiday Open House at Buckeystown Design Co-Op,  Here's a sneaky peek of my holiday decor and accessories.  To see it all go to our FB page here.






















Here's to a wonderful holiday season for all.