Friday, December 31, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
I don't generally decorate in traditional Christmas red & green but in colors that coordinate with my home. Chocolate, grey & cream with accents of green & peacock blue. Lots of velvet, burlap, silver and feathers. My tree is about three feet tall and sitting on one of my pieces of vintage luggage. I didn't like the tree base so I wrapped it with burlap.
I have started wrapping my gifts with packing paper and a collection of ribbon and embellishments I have stashed in my craft cabinet.
I love skeleton keys, this is one from my small collection.
I had four of these Chinese coins set aside for a project. I think they go great on the tree!
A few creamy peacock feathers placed in the tree. The sparkly balls above remind me of champagne. I made the ornaments below with some burlap and a small crystal embellishment.
In my hallway I have a shelf with a little bunch of branches, my Charlie Brown tree and a vase filled with cinnamon sticks. I have a small collection of silver and crystal pieces that I use for my candles.
Above my Charlie Brown Christmas tree and below cinnamon and candles.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
It has taken a total of $250,000 of the owners money to purchase and partially refurbish this old building in Selma. When can I move in?
Percy, the gentleman behind Jersey Ice Cream Co. rehabbed this 1915 house in just a little over 13 months. I absolutely LOVE the simplicity to his design style. The bedroom walls are personal favs of mine.
You can see photos of part 1 and part 2.
Not only that, his blog is dedicated to selling antiques. Go check him out!
Sunday, December 12, 2010
I have ordered a few gifts online which is nice, no waiting in line, no crowds, no parking hassles. I have not even gotten my Christmas decorating done. I did cut out our stockings Friday night. Might start sewing them tonight.
All this week after I get home from work I will be going through all of our Christmas decorations and decluttering down to what we need and will use. There are quite a few things that I just don't use anymore.
I am not traditional when it comes to Christmas decor. I tend to decorate to coordinate colors with my interior decor. Because of the lateness of the month I am probably going to be pretty minimal as well.
My big dilemma this year is to get a fake tree, a real one or a tree at all. Home Depot has great selections of 6 foot trees for $20. There is also a lot near my house that has reasonable prices. I am very tempted to buy a prelit fake tree so all I have to do is haul it out of it's bag and place some ornaments on it.
Then I think I should go really non traditional and get something small and set it on top of some old suitcases I have or just forgo a tree completely.
So many decisions, so little time.
For now I leave you with the link to the Holiday Home Link Party for inspiration and perusal. Enjoy and Happy Holidays!