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Inspiring Holiday Tablescapes

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

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About this time, our attention is starting focus on what will be served on Christmas Day and how we want to lay out the table.

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Beautiful china, special linen napkins and of course a simple but elegant centerpiece:

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Look how beautiful, simple and creative:

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I think the most beautiful table settings are those that use fresh greenery:

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This arrangement is pretty, but where will you put the food?:

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Some people are so creative:

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Sandra Lee never disappoints when making an original table setting:

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Do you dress up your table? I do, but when it is time to bring out the food I always remove the centerpiece and replace it with food. The centerpiece is taken off and put aside. I figure for anyone to be able to leave the centerpieces on the table during dinner, they must have a butler serving them on the side!

If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.

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Just A Little More Christmas Decorating

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

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I told you I felt like bursting out with holiday décor when the Christmas season decorating began! I do not usually decorate as much as I have this year:

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As I mentioned here, since I was so busy this past Fall, I wanted to make it up with decorating for the Holidays. Between the condo and my home, I realized that I no longer have a mantel to decorate. In its place, I decided to make a variety of vignettes!

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Last year at this time I was not into decorating much (as you can see with last year’s tree that I printed off of the computer and hung up on the wall):

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Well this year I stepped it up a little bit and bought a small tree instead:

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I love it! Turning on the lights make me smile every time I walk in the room. I am feeling very happy lately and I am so excited for Christmas! It must be that special Christmas magic.

But now I noticed there is only 15 days left until Christmas Day and I had better get shopping! Are you finished decorating? Shopping? Wrapping??

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Easy Outdoor Winter Container Garden

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

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I have two heavy, older terra cotta garden pots that I leave outdoors all year by the front door because basically, they are too heavy to move. I like to change the look each season for interest and because they are so easy to change. Winter is probably the easiest arrangement of all to make:

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This morning when I took my dog Sydney out for a walk, I raided the neighborhood trees and shrubs to get all my supplies:

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I did get the white branches from my friend- she had a whole bunch of them! so I asked if I could have a few. Since the branches were the tallest, I stuck them in the dirt toward the back of the container:

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I filled around the back with greens:

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Then I worked my way around the whole container sticking branches deep into the soil using various greens and a few berries I found, (artificial berries) until it was full enough (I ran out of supplies). I did find some real pinecones:

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So very easy! Thank goodness it was warm today and the dirt was not frozen. I imagine you could defrost the dirt if it was frozen. Hmmmm…

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What do you think? You can use any type of pot or container and it can be dressed up or down with bows and ribbons, lights and other Christmas or winter ornaments. No need to water and hopefully should last into January. Simple but pretty!

If you need help decorating your home for the Holiday’s, contact me today.

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Using Non-Traditional Christmas Colors

Saturday, December 1st, 2012

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Do you use the traditional red and green colors for your Christmas decorating? Do you ever consider trying a different non-traditional color palette for your home?

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Some of my favorite colors I have seen are white, hot pink, silver, turquoise and lime. I think adding these colors keeps decorating fresh and fun, don’t you?

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I think silver is the best color to accompany and complement the newer color palettes.

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And have you heard about flocking your Christmas tree?

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Christmas tree flocking is artificial snow that is applied to a Christmas tree. Both real and manufactured Christmas trees can be flocked and the flocking can look close to real snow in some cases. It has been around since the 1930’s.

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I really love this look! You can now buy flocking kits at craft stores to make your own. I think I am going to check it out! You can have your tree flocked in any color (red, blue, pink, etc.) but I think the white is my favorite:

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Do you like this tree flocking look? I think it is very pretty! Have any of these pictures inspired you to try different colors this year for your Christmas decorating? Have you started your Christmas decorating? smile….

If you need help decorating your home, contact me today.

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