Holiday Decor

It’s (Almost) Fall Y’all

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Back to school time always brings on the images of fall, and while the August weather still feels like summer outside, I confess my mind is already thinking about all things autumn.  By September, I’ll be in the mood to do some transitioning indoors, which means it’s time for some seasonal decorating, and I’ve teamed up with my blog buddies Layla, Rhoda, and Sarah again for a round of link parties!

This year, I’ll be hosting the Fall Mantels party and the other ladies (plus Kevin!) are hosting outdoor decor, tablescapes, and easy fall decor, from September 18th through September 27th on Tuesdays and Thursdays, see the button above for exact dates and hosts.

To me, fall is always about bringing the outdoors in and the mantel is the perfect place for fresh clippings of leaves changing color.

Saidos de Concha on Flickr

 

When decorating a mantel, there’s no need to restrict yourself to the top mantel shelf.  Add that extra layer of pattern, texture, or whimsy with a creative mantel scarf or garland.

good housekeeping/a thoughtful place

 

Layered artwork, branch hurricane sconces, and a magnolia leaf garland complete this living room ready for the autumn chill.

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An Easter Table

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Happy Easter weekend everyone!  We’ve got family coming to town so I took the opportunity to set a festive table for the occasion.  I haven’t set an Easter table since this blues and branches tablescape from two years ago, so it felt like time to do another!  Here are few scenes from my new blue green Easter table with sources too.

easter table cg

 

What is Easter without a bunny right?  Kids might consider this torture – a peekaboo chocolate rabbit nestled in edible grass in a milk glass compote.  My children are begging to chomp on his ears. 

chocolate bunny in milk glass compote cg

 

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