Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Christmas Mantle & More

I know it is Christmas Eve, and I have waited until the last minute to post the rest of the decor.
So I will let you know the last couple of months have been stressful, trying to get my house set up, since I moved . That and right before the So lets start with the mantle , that matches my tree, then my table decor and finally the door.
the look across the room

closer of mantle

Table done in gold, chocolate brown and lime green.

Daytime look
Night time look.


The whole outside

Well there you have it all.
From my house to yours MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Time

It is that magical time of year again, when people like me are happy. I love this time of year. I am always in a good mood, singing carols , dressing like an elf. And of course decorating! I am going to  share my tree first. I went with colors that coordinate with my living room. Chocolate Brown, lime green and touches of gold. The tree itself is 8 feet tall,  and I have had it for years. I added three large Santa's in shades of brown, chocolate and lime green poinsettias, in various sizes. A beautiful chocolate velvet ribbon along with an open weave lime green one. Lots of ornaments in chocolates, lime green and gold, and some signs that say jingle, sparkle, believe and noel. Some curly glitzy sticks curled into the tree as well. My tree topper consist of more poinsettias , chocolate leaves , gold curly picks and beaded lime green ones as well. Along with large beaded lime green leaves and some puff balls of lime ,which completes my look.
Tree without lights on

Tree with lights on

Santa in tree

Middle Santa sitting in tree

 Santa on side

Tree Topper

I still have to add the tree skirt and presents ! Next I will share my mantle! See Ya soon!

Until then:


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Thanksgiving Swag

I know I am late so I will hurry and share this swag so I can show you my Christmas decor. This swag goes along with the mantle. Black and white  pumpkins and silver accents, along with black mesh  and a couple of signs that say it all. Polka Dot  and Chevron & white ribbons complete it.


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Non-Traditional Colors for Thanksgiving

As you all know I have recently moved into a new home, and although I am not done " setting" up my house, I have to decorate. Even if I sit on milk crates, my decor is up (lol). This year I decided to challenge myself to come up with a non traditional colors.  Years ago I was helping stage some one's house and the client had a great Thanksgiving painting " Pilgrims In Snow" . I really loved that painting and have been looking for a cheaper version for years. This year I did! That is the inspiration piece for this years decor. Black and white with silver touches. Starting with that picture above my mantle, I add black leave garland from Halloween ( yes re purpose things). Below is a blessings sign painted silver. Black candle holders along with silver ones and candles frame it. I used black glitter, mercury glass, hand painted black and white  pumpkins for fall touches. A little sign in front that simply states : Love, Forgive and Be Thankful. And below  black glitter, black open weaved and mercury glass pumpkins to tie it all in.


 Until next time :

Monday, October 28, 2013

Halloween Door

As promised my Halloween door and entry way has been finished , just in time for Trick Or Treaters!
The garland around the door is orange sparkle tulle, and purple ribbon. I added handmade signs, ornaments , spiders and ribbon, mini witch hats.  My handmade witch brooms sit to the left and a bubbling cauldron sits to the right.

Top of Door

right side

Monster ornament

Cat ornament

Bat ornament

 Now in the entry is my favorite Witch ( animated) and my Halloween tree.
And standing at front door

Looking into entry.

Hope you enjoyed it . As for me I will be dressed as a red witch, for All Hallows Eve!
Until Next time !!!

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Scary Swag & Halloween Tree

Happy Halloween ! In my previous post I told you I was moving to a new city, in another state. Well , I am here in a new house, with lots of packed boxes still. But I did manage to put up a Halloween tree and make a swag for my front door. This display isn't as grand as before, due to the move and a totally different porch. But I am sure the trick or treaters will enjoy it. Last year after seeing so many Halloween trees on pinterest and craft blogs , I decided to look for one in some of the after Christmas sales. And I did!! It is a slim 5 foot, pre lite one. I used an open weave purple ribbon it the tree, a Raz witch hat as a tree topper . Tons of ornaments , signs, and a large white spider.

Tree top

Middle of tree

Bottom of tree

The swag for my front door  also has a Raz witch hat. Of course some  creepy witch hands. A sign, ribbons and purple deco mesh.

I will be back on Monday to show you the whole door theme. Till then :

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Happy Fall !!

Todays the first day of Fall!!! I would normally have  my décor up and share with you , but this year I can't do that. I am in the process of moving. So no sharing until mid October. I hope this doesn't deter
you from checking back . I will be sharing my new house and all the new décor .
Until then:

Friday, August 23, 2013

Happy Anniversary to Us!

Our anniversary is this week, and I designed a romantic table scape for us to enjoy! 
This years colors are Tiffany blue and a coral, with silver accents. Using three boxes in varying sizes , covered in decorative papers. The top box, I used as a vase for my centerpiece. Using flowers in cream and  coral ,with silver picks as accents. I added  Tiffany blue ribbon and tissue paper as accents in the arrangement. The letter 3 is glittered and matches smaller presents that are accented with pearls and fur.goblets , match the Vera Wang champagne flutes. Silver flatware and small tea lights complete the look.

Table scape


Close up of plates


Closer of table scape

Hope this inspires you to do something special for your  anniversary.
Until next time :

Friday, August 9, 2013

Burlap and Mesh

Hello Everyone! I just wanted to share a wreath I made as a preview of whats to come ! 
The hottest craze is burlap and of course Deco Mesh . Stay tuned!

Until next time!

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Tin Foil Beauty

A while back I bought a craigslist black buffet, the paint job they did on it was in sad shape. I decided to strip it down to redo it. After seven layers of paint, including polka dots, stripe and a flower garden scene, I had it sanded . I decided to stretch my artistic boundaries and do something totally different . I used foil and modge podge to cover my piece. The details on this piece made it a challenge. But after three days , it looked like the tin man from Wizard Of Oz! So the next step was to take black antiquing creme and rub into all the creases , transforming it into a goth looking finish. Adding some white as well finshed it before sealing it. I added new hardware and ta-da....finished! 

tin foil beauty


side view

Hope you enjoyed this post, and inspires you to think outside the box! Until next time !