Posts Tagged ‘holiday decorating’

Holiday Mantel + Lynch Creek Farm Collection

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

Black and white is a classic, yet trending again in design, have you noticed? Last year we painted the living room walls Rockport Gray by Benjamin Moore and the French doors gloss black and together with the baby grand piano, it feels so sophisticated in here, so black and white inspired this year’s Christmas mantel. 

I picked up two sets of curvy candlesticks last month from Joss & Main and framed some $1 silver sprays from Michaels on black paper together with a favorite birch print.

black and white christmas mantel centsational girl

 

black and white mantel

 

centsational girl black and white christmas mantel

 

christmas mantel centsational girl

 

How do you like the wreath? Surprise, it’s one of my designs for Lynch Creek Farm! I’ve raved about Lynch Creek Farm for years (here and here) and our relationship began back in 2011 when I needed greenery for a Better Homes and Gardens photo shoot

Earlier this year, they approached me to design a line of unique wreaths and a tabletop mini tree. I was sent a box of goodies filled with faux berries and ornaments and told to add my personal touch!

invite 2

 

I used mostly what they sent me, but added my own ribbons to the wreaths which they were able to later source. I designed the wreaths and tree at home, photographed them, and sent the photos and list of embellishments to the farm.

kate riley wreath designs

At Lynch Creek farm, they recreated the look then photographed the wreaths for the season. I’m so excited to share the final designs today and let you know they’re currently available for sale for holiday decorating and gift giving!

The City Skyline wreath which hangs above my mantel includes silver and gold ornament clusters, glitter pinecones, gold and silver berries, and looped black & white striped ribbon.

kate riley for lynch creek farm city skyline wreath

 

I couldn’t resist a teal blue version since it’s my favorite color, the Glacier Bay wreath includes clusters of aqua, teal, and white ornaments, blue berries and looped teal ribbon swaged to the side for a chic presentation. 

kate riley for lynch creek farm glacier bay

  

The Tartan Tree showcases clusters of red ornaments, silver and red berries, and is topped with a big tartan bow, a classic for any holiday vignette or centerpiece.

tartan tree

 

A few things to know about Lynch Creek Farm, the Washington state business uses sustainable practices and local farmers and they do not cut down trees! The wreaths and centerpieces are handcrafted with clippings from noble fir, juniper, and cedar. Lynch Creek Farm is serious about preserving the forests and habitats of the Pacific Northwest. Their wreaths are 26” and six pounds so consider a wreath hanger (sold online) to go with. Lynch Creek Farm also crafts centerpieces, garlands, holly, swags, and more.

The collection is elegant and festive and I’m so glad to have this opportunity to partner with my favorite source of holiday greenery on the web! 

centsational girl for lynch creek farm

You can order any of them from Lynch Creek Farm, they are limited in number so if you want one, order it today! All prices include FREE SHIPPING. It’s so amazing to have fresh, fragrant greenery shipped right to your door, when you open your box your home instantly smells like Christmas!

Holiday Tabletop Favorites

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Hello and happy Monday! We had a non stop weekend filled with activity, on Saturday we built garment racks with a team of volunteers for the Work Clothes Closet project, I’ll share the basic assembly and supply list tomorrow. Yesterday, I caught the holiday bug so we opened up the Christmas closet and I started decorating in the living room, I love the annual ritual of bringing out the ornaments and decor and styling them around the house. 

Are you setting a holiday table this year? We will be spending Thanksgiving dinner at my parents’ house in Las Vegas so my Mom and I will recreate a version of this table. Christmas dinner will be spent there as well since my brother’s family is traveling all the way from Savannah that week. New Year’s Eve will be at our place, so I bought a set of these fun confetti appetizer plates for our dinner party with friends and family.

I like to purchase things that can be used again for other occasions, I’m drawn to white with gold and/or silver since the palette is festive and universal. For a simple and elegant presentation, add some twigs and painted pumpkins for Thanksgiving; touches of blue for Hanukkah; berries, pinecones, and candles for Christmas, and something sparkly for New Year’s Eve.

golden pumpkins tablescape

a pumpkin & a princess

golden thanksgiving table

me and my insanity

TZBEIL.indd

villeroy & boch

star holiday linens

h & m

A no fail formula includes a gold or silver charger, basic white dinner plate, cloth napkin, wine/water glass, and silverware. Layer with a tablecloth or runner, add an accent plate, or introduce new barware or serveware for added charm! Here are a few favorites useful for a table settings from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Eve.  

Barware

barware

mingle glasses, crate & barrel

gold silver barware

dot champagne glasses / gold rimmed whiskey glasses / metallic drinking glasses / greet bar glass / zebra silver wine glasses / ombre pewter glassware 

Accent Plates

pheasant accent plate

pottery barn pheasant plates

accent plates

green patterned plates / nate berkus black & white dessert plates / mercury glass salad plate / dot salad plate / joy bird accent plate   

Serveware

marble serveware cb2

two tier marble server, cb2

silver gold serveware

metal geo bowl / silver & gold leaf tray / gold flatware / confetti platter / cake stand / silver wine bucket 

   

Find more 2014 Holiday Decorating and Entertaining favorites on my Pinterest board!