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Friday, December 31, 2010

New Year's Eve Party

Just wanted to share this pretty little New Year's Eve party I saw on {Blowout Party}.
I'm SO IN LOVE with all the clocks!! 
I mean, the clock motif would work every single year.
And I don't think it would ever get old!! 

I'm also loving all the gold.  Gold is my favorite this time of year. 
Those little clock face plates are killing me!! 

It would be fun to have a "movie star picture" with all those clocks in the background. 
Happy New Year Everyone!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Cozy Winter Wreath

I love the look of this wreath.  It just looks so warm and cozy.  Perfect decoration for the whole winter season.  I'm always looking for decorations that can last after Christmas, because I always feel a big let down when I take all those pretty lights and decorations down.  This is a great one.
Here's how to make it.  Get a wooden wreath frame and a couple of different colors of felt.  Then, you cut hundreds - yes hundreds - of 2" squares...and they don't have to be perfect.  You want to cut enough so that when you string them together using dental floss, they form a circle big enough to cover the wooden frame.
They make a pretty garland, but for the wreath, you want to mount them to the frame.  No glue necessary.
Just string them to the wreath in a few places. 
Add a bell and you're done.
It's just so cute!!
Visit {The Inspired Room} for more info.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Napkin Snowballs

I just really love these fluffy napkins.
All you do is cut napkins into fourths.
Then, scallop the edges, just with scissors...nothing has to be exact.
Then, you take 4 layers and fold them accordian style.

Tie em with a wire.
Then, connect 2 accordian bundles together.
And then you just fan them out.
And start pulling the layers apart until they look like a ball.
Aren't they so pretty!  Just another take on those party poufs I love so much.  I think they look great as a Winter Decoration.  Don't you!?
Check out {House of Smith's} for all the details.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Ballarina Snowflake Party

I just love this party I saw on {Glorious Treats}
Such a sweet idea for little girls.
Love how the ceiling is decorated.
So cute.
Fun activity for the girls...
Somehow, I don't think they actually decrated THESE cookies. ;)
Oh, ballarinas!!  So cute.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Winter White

White is such a popular decorating color in the summer, but it can also look great and still feel warm and cozy in the winter.
The key is to make sure it's paired with deep colors or cozy creams.
I think dusty purple is a great wintery color and brings a little bit of warmth into this white palette.
Warm greys are also a great substitute and they work well all year long.
Soft golds are a great combo with white as well.
I love this chair.  Another way to make white appear warm is to pair it with warm fabrics like this velvet couch.  Don't you love that mirrored dresser!!?
Another example of pairing white with creams and dark colors.
And more pillows arealways a good thing in the winter.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Don't Forget

I love this gentle reminder of what the real meaning of this holiday is all about.
What a cute pillow from Dayspring.
I may have to copy this one sometime...

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

My Future Advent Calender

Someday I will have a 25 cubby organizer like this one from Potterybarn.  And during Christmas it will serve as my advent calender. 
Isn't it just so pretty!
And don't you love how all the cubbys are numbered!  I do.
And it's plenty useful...I can fill it with all sorts of fun things all year long. 

Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Christmas Tables

I just really love the way all these pretty tables from Potterybarn look.
This silver and white display is so pretty!  With the silver pinecones (easy to make with a can of spray paint) and white flowers, and icicle ornaments hanging from bare branches.  So wintery!
I also really love the simplicity of this one.  It's still very homey.  Just a few candles with a green garland surrounding them.  I also love that green garland over the hutch/shelf.  And the pretty whithe wreath!  And the silver bells and leaves tied to the chairs with silver ribbon....oh!
I love how simple this one is.  The decorations haven't dramatically changed here...just the addition of a few "Ho Ho"s to the shelf on the wall.  Those are cute.
I love things on the backs of chairs...these red ribbons with pine cones and pine bows are no exception.
Here's a lovely from Martha Stewart.  I really like the candles on every plate.  And that centerpiece is gorgeous!  Loving white flowers this Christmas!!
Speaking of white flowers...  This garland is so pretty!  And I'm a sucker for pears on place settings!
Happy Decorating to you!

and Merry Christmas!
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