Category: Christmas tablescapes

Time To Relax

December 20, 2015

Wow! Can you believe it is the first day of Winter tomorrow with Christmas just a few days away? How are you doing with your Holiday preparations?

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My son Kyle has flown home for Christmas! I am so happy we will all be together. Most of my work is done and it is time to relax and enjoy. So sit back and relax with me a few minutes to look at some beautiful Christmas images I have come across this Holiday Season:

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So simple and beautiful:

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Aren’t they all beautiful? Thanks for visiting with me, I hope you have enjoyed. Much love and gratitude to you all! Happy almost Christmas Day everyone!!

FTD Flower Christmas Tree

December 12, 2015

It’s official! I have named myself the craft queen of Christmas 2016!:

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I am just enjoying myself putting these projects together!

So, FTD had written me asking if I would like to decorate a Christmas Tree with real flowers and take photos for their website. I had a choice of a few beautiful arrangement to chose from here. Of course the purple, FTD Joyful Bouquet by Vera Wang won my vote!:

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At first I wondered how will the flowers stay alive?? Then I remembered these little floral tubes:

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Okay! I will give it a try. I actually forgot to take a before photo of the tree when it was bare and naked. I remembered once I already started:

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My beautiful bouquet to work with:

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I added the flowers last. I think it came out beautiful!:

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I think I could have kept adding and adding ornaments and flowers, but I wanted the white roses to stand out and be the star:

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What do you think my decorating friends? Would you try this at home? I do suggest using a small tree because of the live flowers.

I want to thank Brett from FTD for allowing me to take part in this Christmas project! It was fun and allowed me to be more Christmas crafty!

Just A Reminder

November 29, 2015

I just wanted to let you know that the December issue of my newsletter ‘Roominations’ will be published tomorrow, December 1st. This issue has Christmas ideas and inspiration and much more!

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* This month’s reader question would like to know how to put that ‘Wow” into a room.

* Time for Holiday/Gratitude gift giving! I have listed a few of my favorites design books if you are looking for gift ideas.

The ‘secret’ post this month is Making a Christmas Boxwood Tree.

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Plan It Out

November 14, 2015

I don’t want to talk about the Holiday Season too early, but…..

Looking ahead, wouldn’t it be fun to create something fabulous that makes you smile every time you walk in the room?

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If you want to create a pretty and special Christmas tree or tabletop setting, a decorated mantel, bookshelf, etc. this Season, it is necessary to plan it out:

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Those beautiful table settings you see in blogs and magazines? Definitely written down and planned out to the last napkin. Same with those gorgeous, original Christmas trees you see. All planned out.

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And if I can figure out how to create something out of my normal craft boundaries- you can too! For instance, this year I decided to try something new and I am adding ribbon to my Christmas tree:

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I saved the project here on my Christmas Pinterest board. I printed out the directions and wrote a list of what I will need. Now that I started to plan, I will have time to purchase my ribbon and not be rushing around at the last minute when I put up my tree.

Another project I have always wanted to do is making a Christmas boxwood tree:

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I love them! Just so pretty and sweet.

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I am going to try it! It will be fun however it turns out. Now I just have to plan it out…..

Have a great weekend everyone!

My Year In Review

December 22, 2014

As I look back over 2014, I have to say that I had a wonderful year. I moved into a beautiful new condo:

Sneak Peek At My New Condo

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I also set goals for myself which I accomplished, (ok, most of them). One important objective I made for my blog was to only post when I had interesting or educational information to share with my readers. For example, I did a ton of work and research about the new Cree LED lights:

Everything You Need To Know About the New Light Bulbs

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I loved how everyone commented on whether or not to paint my friend Connie’s mantel:

Agree or Disagree to Paint Mantel?

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And the results of that blog:

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So pretty! Great job Connie.

Here are a few reader favorites this past year:

Another Color Option For Pinky-Beige

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Best Trim Color For Revere Pewter

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Blues For Ceilings

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Inspiring Christmas Tablescapes

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Here are a few of my favorite blogs this past year:

Photos To Share!

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Eric Roth, professional photographer, came to my home to take pictures! Such an exciting day for me!

More Granite Decisions

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I learned so much from all of your comments! You helped me make the right decision for my kitchen backsplash.

Custom Starburst Mirror

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Thank you so much everyone! Thank you for all of your kind comments and letters and all of my readers that stop by. And thank you to all of my local business as well as all of my online design clients. So great to work with you all! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Joyous New Year!!  xo

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