Wednesday, December 30, 2020

SPARKLE

New Year's Eve always says sparkle to me.  I do love sparkle.  How about you? 

Here's some sparkle from around my house.  Let's end this year and start the new one with some shimmer, sequins and glitter.

I love this disco ball wine cooler on my bar cart.

DISCO BALL WINE COOLER

I layered a gold tree topper over some artwork on my chaise.

GOLD TREE TOPPER

Here are some close ups from this year's tree.

SEQUIN RUNNER ON MY SETTEE

RHINESTONE TREE GARLAND

MORE RHINESTON GARLAND

Here is some sparkle from previous holidays.

If you'd like to see the full post, just click on the highlighted words or the image.

MY DISCO BALL TREE SKIRT

SEQUIN DEER ON THE PORCH

MAGNOLIA AND DISCO BALLS IN MY FAMILY ROOM

HAPPY NEW YEAR

Thursday, December 24, 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Merry Christmas from my kitchen to yours.

Thanks so much for following along.  Have a wonderful holiday.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

A VERY PINK CHRISTMAS

Before I begin the post I want to say that for some reason old posts are re-publishing and appearing on the blog.  Sorry.

I've written about the updates my daughter and I have been making at her home.   Well this September she added a wonderful update.  We all welcomed our fourth granddaughter, Roxanne, to our family.   

There's a new nursery which I haven't shared yet.   Of course any daughter of mine would never neglect decorating a nursery for the holidays.  She added this mini feather tree all decked out in pink.  

MINI TREE IN MY GRANDDAUGHTER'S NURSERY

The ornaments are sentimental.  Whenever I received my holiday shipments for the store, my daughter was the first person I called.  She helped me price an overwhelming amount of holiday decor and of course had first dibs on it all.  I haven't shared this yet because it still makes me sad, but in June I closed my store.  I've had a little home decor/accessory shop for almost 30 years.  Yikes.  It's an adjustment.  I have to say that while she kept the decor she chose from the store, I sold most of it.  I became a little teary when I saw so much of the store at her home.  

I digress, enjoy these close-ups.










She did add a new ornament.


My daughter tucked the changing table in the alcove created by the sloped ceiling.  It was the perfect place for the boho peacock.  A store find of course.  We added a necklace for the holiday.

BOHO PEACOCK ABOVE THE CHANGING TABLE

Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season. 

Monday, December 14, 2020

MY HOLIDAY EMPTY FRAMES

Have you noticed that I love to use empty frames?  I wanted to share them, especially when they work for the holidays.  Some are from my home and some from the store.
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What do you incorporate into your holiday decor?

Saturday, December 12, 2020

CHIPPY WEATHERED FENCE GETS SOME HOLIDAY DECOR

Several years ago I added a vintage iron fence and gate to my cottage garden.  While my garden is resting up for the Spring,  I decided to add some holiday decor to it with a garland, some of the same satin ribbon I used on the boxwood wreaths,  and some Nandina berries.  I usually stick to natural greenery, but broke my rule and used some faux magnolia garland.














To see my cottage garden in bloom, click here, here, and here to see all the posts.

Saturday, December 5, 2020

MY CHINOISERIE HOLIDAY TREE

A few years ago I used my Mom's vintage feather tree with some Kate Spade-inspired ornaments.  I prefer using a white tree.  I think the ornaments show up so much better.  I'll link at the end of this post to the Kate Spade Christmas tree if you'd like to see it.  

This year I  decided to use the white feather tree again.  I swapped the classic Kate black and white for some blue and white Chinoiserie ornaments.  I mixed the blue and white ginger jar ornaments with some white pagodas with green ribbon.  I used my favorite rhinestone garlands too.  I wrapped the pillow on my settee with a rhinestone table runner to add some more sparkle.

MY CHINOISERIE FEATHER TREE IN MY FOYER

  I tucked the tree into a corner in my foyer.

MY HOLIDAY TREE TUCKED IN TO THE CORNER

If you follow my blog, you'll recognize the garden seat from my front porch.  It gives the tree some height and coordinates perfectly with the ginger jars and pagodas.

MY GARDEN SEAT TREE STAND

Notice the reflection in my favorite mirror.



MY FAVORITE MIRROR

TREE REFLECTION

Pagoda and ginger jar ornaments.

PAGODA AND GINGER JAR ORNAMENTS

CLOSE UPS


A pagoda and a rhinestone garland  are propped inside my sunburst empty frame.

PAGODA AND GARLAND ON MY SUNBURST FRAME


I added a preserved boxwood wreath to the brass wall sconce on my stair landing.  I used the same green satin ribbon that I used on the pagodas on the wreath.

BOXWOOD WREATH ON MY BRASS WALL SCONCE

View from the front door.

DEMIJOHN AND WREATH ON THE LANDING

My demijohns always wear jewelry.

MY ALWAYS BEJEWELED DEMIJOHN

What is your favorite holiday tree?  Faux or Live?  Natural or Color?

Here's the link to my Kate Spade inspired holiday tree.

Just click on the image or on the highlighted words to be directed to the full post.

MY KATE SPADE INSPIRED CHRISTMAS TREE



Saturday, November 28, 2020

HOLIDAY BAR CARTS

What do you decorate for the holidays besides your tree and mantel?  Did you ever consider that you can outfit your bar cart for the holidays too?  If you missed my post about my holiday bar cart, go here.

Here are some of my favorites.  

Love the choice of the not-your-usual holiday jewel tone colors.

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Not an alcoholic drink in sight but perfect holiday use.

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You already know how I feel about plaid and layered rugs.  Love it.

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All this bar cart added was a wreath and some pomegranates.   It's such an easy change.

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I'm always ready to wrap a garland around a deer head----or across a bar cart.

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I love that the bar cart is next to and part of the holiday tree decor.

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Simply add a  fabulous garland.

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Anything with fur works for me.

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This is my bar cart that I styled for the holidays last year.  If you missed that post, go here, or click on the image.

MY STYLED BAR CART


I want to wish everyone a wonderful Christmas.
Happy New Year.

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Saturday, November 21, 2020

GOBBLE GOBBLE

For many years I've been collecting turkey planters, turkey salt and pepper shakers, and turkey covered dishes.  Normally I use them as centerpieces on our Thanksgiving table.  This year I decided that I had way too many turkeys.  I shared some with my daughter and my sisters.  After they had first dibs, I put some for sale on my new Instagram account, @shopmycollectedhome.  I just started this account so I don't have many followers or many sales yet but I'm hopeful I can make it work.   I need to thin out more than just turkeys.

I did keep some from the collection.  Instead of using them as centerpieces, I let them roost among the plates on my corner cupboard.  I've had this cupboard for years and it's always been in same corner of my dining room.  It's survived many furniture purges.  I think it's safe for now.

VINTAGE CORNER CABINET IN MY DINING ROOM

Can you find the turkeys?

VINTAGE TURKEYS IN MY CUPBOARD

I tucked a turkey covered dish under the curve of the bottom shelf.  I think he's intended to hold some cranberry sauce.  He even came with a small ladle.

TURKEY COVERED DISH

One shelf up I have a salt and pepper set.   

TURKEY SALT AND PEPPER

Turkey salt and pepper in this dark brown color is unusual.

DARK BROWN SALT AND PEPPER

The next shelf up has another covered dish.  It's a perfect match for my cabbage plates.


WHITE COVERED DISH TURKEY

Last is the top shelf and another covered dish in a soft blue gray.

TOP SHELF

BLUE GRAY TURKEY COVERED DISH

This brass sphere has moved around the house a lot.  Right now it's layered in front of my vintage ironstone platter.  

BRASS SPHERE

I've had these brass stag goblets for many years.  They can be turned up side down and used as a vase.  I've never used them as a goblet.  Their antlers form a perfect base when they're reversed.  Love them.

STAG GOBLETS



What do you do for Thanksgiving decor?


I want to wish all my readers and their families a Happy Thanksgiving.

Also, a big thank you to everyone for following along with me.