Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Christmas table top.

Simple tabletop ingrediants: fresh greens, candles, pinecones, ornaments. 
 I chose fresh cedar greens along with long needle pine boughs.  Then, I added some of my favorite decor items of the season: brass taper holders.  Along with the brass taper holders I used vintage brass egg cups and placed ornaments in them. (If you want to personalize your place settings you could use plain ornaments and write or paint your guests name on them). Pinecones were scattered along the display to keep the theme "woodsy." Plus, I'm all about using natural items for decoration.  It's simple, fresh & free!

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

:: Some holidays details ::

a little glimpse into Christmasing...

The wreath above is one I made for my dad while walking through the pines on the property where I grew up.  I love creating; when I can create and be outside I feel so content.  Creating is the at the center of - creating homes and rooms where you feel most content and connected to your home.  

A couple of my favorite dishes from this past holiday season included: North Pole pie, lattice crust apple pie, million dollar dip [THIS DIP IS FANTASTIC], stuffed pork tenderloin & my Nanie's rumball recipe...
I always try to find time for some handmade projects.  This year: popcorn cranberry garlands & hand sewn ornaments.

This season, I strayed from the traditional Christmas colors, for my mantle, and added light some blues and yellows.  I will probably thin out the decor on the mantle and leave this color scheme up for the New Year.  I love how it feels really wintery without being over the top Christmas-y.
There you have it - a few little details - short & sweet.
Merry Christmas.