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Winter Wonderland Tablescape 2015

Last year we created a cozy warm burgundy Christmas decor to welcome home our Evie who had been in the hospital for 4 months. We wanted it warm and inviting as a big welcome home. This year we went in a completely different direction, creating a winter wonderland look full of frosty snowflakes and sparkling silver.

Both the table and the sideboard are decked out with pine bough garlands, with silver balls and snowflake accents. We spent forever polishing every piece of silver in the house so that everything would sparkle in our frosty wonderland.(Once again, please ignore the empty picture frames – two professional artists in the house and we have empty frames – yep- cuckoo birds!)

The snowflakes have been carefully placed to appear as though they have just randomly fallen from the sky and landed around the house.

 

 

Mr. and Mrs. Clause are a cherished family heirloom that come out every Christmas. This year they have taken center stage as our Christmas table centerpiece.

 

We placed a few Christmas balls in silver candlestick holders. An elf seems to have photo-bombed our decorating photo shoot! So fun! Such an awesome trick for taking ADORABLE pictures of your pets, kids, grand-kids or even some whimsical selfies. 

Check out how it’s done here: 

 

These gorgeous silver ornaments are actually salt and pepper shakers. Its quite a rare delight when form and functionality meet like this.

 

 

Here’s the table place settings with baroque silver charger plates and baroque silver candy dishes on top. The candy dishes will be filled with candy for Christmas day. 

 

Our sideboard/buffet has got a cascading sheer cover that has an embroidered lace pattern that subtly mimics snowflakes.

 

At night, this look really comes to life with white twinkle lights everywhere!

I’ve just realized there are no pictures that include the tree or any other parts of the house. More pictures to come!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and Joyous Season!

Here is a look at last year‘s cozy warm burgundy decor.


Last Christmas! Check out more pictures here:
Christmas 2014

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Countdown to Spring!

With my goal of living in the moment and appreciating, celebrating and being thankful every day, a countdown seems a bit out of place. 

It’s like rushing through today to get to tomorrow, and not a very “Enjoy the journey, not the destination” mindset.

However, this cold harsh Winter has me wistfully longing for that sweet, sweet chirping of tree frogs and the sight of the first clusters of Daffodils smiling up at the sun.

I long for a weather forecast that does not include a warning about exactly how many minutes I can be outdoors before my fingers and toes freeze solid and shatter.

So, I’m starting a Countdown to Spring!

With my goal of celebrating and appreciating EVERY day, not just the ones that land on holidays or warm months, I’ll have to find something amazing about each remaining day of Winter.

Today should be easy, because it is Chinese New Year! Pictures and a fresh blog about that are on their way as we speak!

Happy Chinese New Year!




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