Posts Tagged ‘Christmas’

Merry Christmas to You!

Monday, December 23rd, 2013

We had the most wonderful party ever on Saturday with many friends gathered in our home. It definitely puts one in the Christmas spirit! One of the lessons 2013 taught me was the value of time off, so I’m taking this week away from the computer to enjoy Christmas and all the joy it brings. I have two children so very excited for the arrival of Santa then we’re off the mountains for a few days to enjoy a winter wonderland. 

christmas tree in snow

I want to thank you all for visiting, for your comments, your friendship, your correspondence, and your support throughout the year. I’m gearing up for a 2014 filled with a lot of home improvement, and a continued conversation on making spaces lovely and livable. I can’t wait to share all the details in the New Year! Next week’s postings will be light – we all know downtime and unplugging leads to great things: rested minds, bodies, and new bursts of creativity.

I wish you all peace, love, joy, merriment, safe travels, good cheer, and kisses under the mistletoe. Enjoy the season, play in the snow, get cozy with the ones you love, decompress, eat chocolate, and have a glass of bubbly or two. 

I’ll be back on Monday the 30th, meanwhile connect with me here :

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Mixed Metallics Christmas Mantel

Monday, December 2nd, 2013

Christmastime is here! Long time readers know Christmas is a really big deal in our house, we go all out with a big party for our friends and family each year (we’re talking 100 peeps!) and so the decking of the halls has begun!

Having recently painted the living room Rockport Gray, I started this year with the mantel. I love mixing metallic sheens and layers of white so I’m at it again. This year’s mantel is a merry and bright winter scene complete with a dash of sparkle and a bit of green.   

christmas living room centsational girl

 

mantel with branches and wreath

I reused my ancient mixed metallic wreath again because I love it so. I bought it at Target six years ago and it always ends up somewhere (see it here and here in Christmases of yore).

Glitter tape dresses up a plain vase filled with light up branches and sit next to my favorite pair of reindeer. Our Pottery Barn quilted stockings are hung with simple ornaments to embellish.

ornaments on stockings

 

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