Monday, December 21, 2015

Cardinal Mania with Gold & Glam in our Living Room

Our living room, for Christmas is white and gold with pops of red and lots of gorgeous glam.

 Come with me and tour around our living room.

I covered the brick on our fireplace with decorative paper for a temporary change. It's a non-functioning one, so there's no fire hazard to worry about. I'd LOVE to paint the bricks white if our landlord would only let me!

I shared our, cardinal covered, snowy Christmas tree with you that turned out really cute.

Accents of "diamonds" with heirloom ornaments and a red, rhinestone ring make the Victorian style mirror a bit more special, above the mantel, for Christmas.

 I had some fun using painted pine cones, cardinals and more rhinestone touches here and there.

An arrangement of winter white branches, inside a metal flower bucket, fill the space on the hearth on the right.

The vintage column holds an elegant arrangement that's creating a nesting place for another little bird.

I can't resist a pretty close up.

A glamorous coffee table centerpiece is the focal point of this festive photo.

The Victorian dresser tray was a steal, for just $12, from a local antique store.
A touch of gold from my trusty "rub and buff" livened up the dull metal finish.
I think it's simply stunning!

Our, sweet, garden angel becomes a Christmas angel, for us to enjoy, inside this time of year.

Each window bears a pine cone winter accent with a, tiny red, feathered friend.

A pair of pine cones decorate a fireplace screen that's hiding an outlet and power cord underneath the window.

Some more places where cardinals perched.

Last year I made the JOY frames that hung on our door.

This year I separated them and just hung them on the wall.
Do you like my cardinal mania?

A Christmas treasure chest and LOVE!

I had a ton of fun decorating for Christmas this year!

Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday and New Year!

 Love, Hugs and Kisses,
and Gucci, too!

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

A Christmas Dinner

Sharing a quick Christmas time tablescape tonight.

Red, white and black were the main colors in this tablescape for our get together here.

I always try to add a little something to the chairs.

 Pfaltzgraff and Pioneer Woman plates are layered over a square, woven place mat in a perfect berry red.

Christmas holly napkins are placed in each glass and in the basket of bread.

Did you miss seeing our bay window this year? That post is here!

A snip of rosemary adds a simple touch of green to the flatware service.

It was just dark enough to appreciate the Christmas candlescape.

I shared the centerpiece that I made by painting a vintage punch bowl filled with epsom salts for snow.

A blown glass dinner bell covers a battery operated tea light.

It looks awesome lit!

Ahh! Christmas time is my favorite time of year...I just wish that all of our family could be here!

Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday and New Year!

 Love, Hugs and Kisses,

and Gucci, too!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Christmas Window in our Window

I've fallen quite a bit behind in my posts for the Holiday season. The unexpected trip back home and having my daughter here from NY were priorities. 
Now, I can get on with sharing the decor that I actually started on Nov. 1st!

Our bay window all decked out for Christmas in the kitchen.

 I love creating a window in a window display as I have done for seasons before.

Our little personalized stockings, that I made last year, accent the eight paned display.

They hung from our mantel for Christmas  last year.

The bay window's ledge is doubling as a sideboard for plates, flatware and napkins.

I added the grain sack stripes to the napkins for our Christmas tablescape last year, too.

 These plates were a score, last summer, from the Salvation Army. They're vintage plates by 
Everyday Gibson.
I'll be using them for our tablescape for "just two" for our Christmas dinner and I'll be sharing it after we enjoy our very special time together.

I brought our outside lantern in.

A fluffy white owl is displayed on a vintage wooden hanger that I shared in an earlier post.

 I love this penguin sitting in my Pfaltzgraff bowl.
T. Bear, my beloved, antique, german teddy is driving a Christmas delivery truck.

 I think it's worth another look...

 or maybe two.

And here's everything in full view.

Wishing you all a very Happy Holiday and New Year!

 Love, Hugs and Kisses,

and Gucci, too!

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