Monday, July 20, 2015

Irish Shenanigans

St Patrick' Day is in full effect here. My mantle is set. The picture is one I used before, Castle Blarney, in Ireland. A floral arrangement with clovers, orange flowers, bells of Ireland, and tulips convey the colors of Ireland's flag. A cute little leprechaun stands tall on the shelf, holding a pot of gold. A few other things mixed in to complete the mantle.

closer of leprechaun

Dining  room has an Irish Tree, and the table is set with clover dishes and a pot of gold centerpiece. Leprechauns on clover plates, gold chargers, square clover bowls, sit on  a plaid table cloth, next to green clovers.  Draped across middle is a copper orange  tablecloth which centerpiece sits on.

Pinch Proof Paddy


Pot of florals  consist of clovers , orange and lime flowers, white tulips, gold clusters and Bells of Ireland .
Cute little top hat pick stuck in for fun.

Irish Tree

Outside on my front door , my wreath I made featuring a top hat.


My Front Porch Display
Hoe you enjoy it...Until Next Time:

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Valentines in Paris 2015

This years theme is Valentines in Paris. I started out designing my Valentine's tree , just for something different. I used a black Christmas tree as a base.  Adding big silver hearts, harlequin ornaments , red and black and silver polka dots ones as well. Then using 2 cute elf's dressed in Harlequin outfits , silver looping garland , red hearts for more fun.  So here is what it looks like:

Close up of the elf's.

Moving on to my table I went fabulous with this design.
 Using the Eiffel Tower, and a big red glittered heart , black roses in a crystal tower bowl.

                Now onto the table itself. Red heart tablecloth, red dinner plates, cute heart bowls,
           Paris salad plates,on a silver square charger. Silver flat wear,black champagne flutes.
                Crystal goblets, red and black and white polka dots napkins with a silver ring
                complete this look.  Can we say Ohh La La...???

Now the crème  de la Crème !! My mantle starts with the lovely couple kissing in Paris.
Red hearts, boxwood garlands, red velvet ribbon, large cream colored flowers. The big red rose sits prettily on the end, along with hanging red heart ornament's makes this look fabulous!!
Until next time:

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Winter Wishes

I am still playing catch up...this post will be my winter themed look. Starting with my front door, I used skates , snowflakes, snow covered branches , snowballs  and a sled.

Front Door

My fireplace is winter-ized as well . The snow and ice covered trees in picture. Vases of snow , pinecones, iced branches , a snow covered garland for the top. White planters with fire logs and pine cones for my fire.


The table is covered with beige tablecloth, lovely silver charger, white and silver snowflake plates, silver flat wear, crystal goblet and champagne glasses. White Napkin with snowflakes embroidery on them teamed up with silver napkins . A crystal encrusted snowflake napkin ring completes the look.
Winter dishes
Winter Centerpiece
This has snow covered pine , snowballs, snow covered branches, snowflakes, snowballs. And wood candles , for the winter woodland look.

This look can be a used for Christmas, a winter lodge look like here. Hope this inspires you. Until next time:

Friday, May 22, 2015

Elf Tree #2

This is my Christmas tree that went into the living room. The second in my elf trees, with the same color scheme as the whimsical one. This one has elegantly dressed elves, presents, candy canes, ribbons, ornaments in red and lime . The tree is a flocked one, I purchased from And I absolutely love the tree. It was placed in a white and gold metal sleigh and a red velvet tree skirt.

Elf on ladder w/ candy cane

Elf laying down

Elf holding beads

Elf holding present
Other elf holding beads

here is a video to see tree better
Until next time :

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Christmas Fireplace

This is the fireplace mantle I created  to go with my elf theme. 

Hope you up my other elf tree...

Until then:

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Christmas Elf Table 2014

Christmas series continues. This is my table. Solid red table cloth , a beautiful multi colored table runner, red and white swirl napkins with cute elf saying napkin rings. Lime green glittered chargers, red dinner plate, lime green salad late, and red and white polka dot dessert plate are set on table. The glassware are solid red and the other I made , with a cute elf saying. In the background are two what I called pop up trees ( tinsel & sequin )

The centerpiece is a sled loaded with presents and Raz elves aboard, over a snow bank.
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Closer of the Raz elves faces and plates.

Until next time....the saga continues...

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Christmas 2014

This is the second installment in my catch up series. Christmas. The theme was elves. I decorated 2 trees in this theme both different. So starting with my entrance tree , which is done with a white tree. 
Using elf butts, 2 boys and one girl ( the cutest things ever),  ladders, ribbons candy canes, picks and ornaments. Colors include lime, red , white and green. 

side view on elf butt in the tree

elf on ladder

I added a bag of toys and some presents and tree skirt to finish the look. There is more Christmas coming so stay tuned!

Until next time:

Sunday, April 5, 2015


I have not posted since Halloween. My deepest apologies.
 I am going to post as much as I can to get caught up.
Starting with Thanksgiving and all the way up to Easter 2015.
My mantle is done by using traditional Halloween colors, a challenge to re work for Thanksgiving.
Using black and orange fall leaves and  adding pumpkins, candles on black and grey candlesticks. The picture is one of my favorite called Pilgrims in the snow.

Tablecloth is in grey black and orange, black plates and orange turkey plates, sitting on silver chargers.

The table: large grey and black ceramic turkey, hand painted by me. Adding mercury glass pumpkins, silver candlesticks, grey and black flowers , orange fall leaves.

Closer of centerpiece.

Doorway is fall wreath, corn stalks with corn. Baskets with corn, pumpkins, Indians and sign.
                                                            Next up is Christmas!