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Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas To All…

Best wishes to everyone

for a very

Merry Christmas and a

Happy New Year!


This marks my 200th post; I never thought this blog would be what it is today! Thank you to all my readers and followers.  

I’ll be back after the New Year with lots more crafting, decorating, and thrifty treasures!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wrapping Up The Tour

Continuing on with the tour of my mother’s Christmas decor…we visited the living room and the dining room, now let’s take a peek in the foyer and the den.

When you enter the front door, you are greeted by a cute little tree nestled in a beautiful ceramic pot:  IMG_3775 IMG_3779

What a fun idea to top the tree with peacock feather and a boa:

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Some of these ornaments were purchased at the grocery store after Christmas….it just goes to show you never know where you’ll find unique decorations! IMG_3788The door is festooned with gold garland, ornaments, and more feathers:  IMG_3785

Stacks of presents in a corner are just for looks, no peeking!


IMG_3786In the den, the piano is decorated with vintage gold garland trees and tiny ornaments, as well as a branch adorned with sparkly turquoise snowflakes:

IMG_3813IMG_3809 IMG_3811 IMG_3812I hope you enjoyed the tour!  Only a few more days until Christmas, so let’s all enjoy the pretty sparkles and lights while we can!

This post brought to you by J.J., who thinks she can fit into Gidget’s dress….think again, J.J.!


Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Shine On

…..continuing yesterday’s tour of my mom’s Christmas decor, let’s visit the dining room today.


Copper colored feather trees and glowing glass balls make for a festive centerpiece:


A simplistic candlescape on the buffet:


And a custom-made topper livens up the mirror:


Across the room, the china cabinet is topped with more sparkle and mercury glass:   IMG_3491 IMG_3492 IMG_3493I love the feathers she incorporated, the contrast with the glitter and mercury glass is stunning in person.  By coordinating the colors with her everyday decor, it almost deserves to be displayed year round!

Join me tomorrow, we’ll wrap up the tour in the foyer and den.    I’ve added a few more photos to the living room post, so be sure and check it out if you haven’t already.

This post brought to you by J.J., dressed in her finest! 


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?

                The DIY Show Off          metmonday

                  kimbaDIY125      Celebrate the Holidays copy

This post brought to you by, J.J., the official holiday toy tester:


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