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Sunday, December 20, 2009

All That Glitters IS Gold!

I’ve received so many compliments on my holiday decor and crafts, I want to thank everyone for stopping by and commenting! If I haven’t made it to your blog yet, I’ll try to make my way by this week, as things will be slowing down for me and I’ll have more time to spend touring all the holiday posts.

If you thought my purple and gold color scheme was “untraditional,” “royal,” “unique,” and “elegant,” wait until you see what I’m featuring this week!

When my mother remodeled her home a few years ago, she transitioned from a very traditional decor and color scheme (remember this?)  to a more modern and minimalistic look.  Therefore, her traditional 12 foot red and green decorated Christmas tree didn’t match her new style.  What a pity, she had to go out and buy all new sparkly pretties to coordinate with her updated color scheme! 

This week I’ll be featuring her stunning holiday decor, beginning with the living room.

Let’s start with her sparkly gold tree, which I believe was purchased at Hobby Lobby.


Since it was only about 4 feet tall, she raised it by displaying it on a small round table….you know those kind with the screw-in legs that they sell for a few bucks at Wal-Mart.  You would never know it, covered by the beautiful taffeta and sequined tree skirt found at Lowe’s after Christmas last year.


Many of the turquoise and gold ornaments were purchased after Christmas at Pier One. IMG_3461IMG_3458 She added some height by fashioning a tree topper out of feathers and glittered picks: IMG_3460

A gorgeous glittered eucalyptus wreath adorned with sparkly snowflakes and stars compliments the tree perfectly:

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The mantel is the center of the show in this room, dripping with gold, copper, and turquoise sparkle: IMG_3465 IMG_3468 IMG_3469 IMG_3470 IMG_3478 IMG_3481 IMG_3482


Everywhere you look, there is sparkle and color!


I love this arrangement on the ottoman: IMG_3802 IMG_3805A golden tree fills up an empty corner and provides a pop of color with the turquoise snowflakes: IMG_3483Isn’t this a nice break from the traditional Santas and Snowmen?  It just goes to show that even the unexpected can be beautiful and festive.

We’ll visit the dining room, den and foyer over the next couple of days! In the meantime, I’ll be linking up to the last few holiday parties. Can you believe Christmas is almost here?

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  1. I love, love, love her glittery tree! That tree skirt is gorgeous! I keep one of those tables around myself, because you never know when it might come in handy.

  2. Your mother's home looks beautiful. I love the "untraditional" look of the gold and turquoise. It looks very elegant.
    Happy Holidays.

  3. Love all the decor! Especially that wreath. Love the after holiday sales just sucks that you have to wait a whole year before you can use it.

  4. I just adore your Christmas inspired metamorphosis.

    Be merry and bright!

  5. The gold and turquoise is beautiful together. Fun post! Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

  6. Merry Christmas to you my friend and a very happy new year

  7. Oh my goodness! It's beautiful! I love the turquoise, bronze and gold together.. everything is just gorgeous! We did blue and silver on our white tree last year and I wanted to do white and gold this year but the hubby said no. Maybe I will show him how pretty the gold and blue is together. After looking at your mother lovely decorations, I am definately going to be hitting the after christmas sells on ornaments! Thanks for sharing! -April

  8. I especially love that tree topper idea! I never see toppers I really like in the stores; we settled on the least cheesy one we could find this year. Now I'll have time before next year to do something fun and elegant.

  9. I love the gold tree. So pretty.
    Merry Christmas


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