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Christmas Details

This is a “hand-me-down” vignette for sure. The old French doors came from a thrift store in rural Alabama. The pointer print was found by my mother-in-law at a garage sale in Kentucky.  The silver tray belonged to my mother.  The Waterford Christmas tree ornament was a gift to my parents from my great aunt…

Christmas Season Begins

West Elm Mercury Glass Hexagon Candleholders // West Elm Table Runner // Artificial White Poinsettias // Six Inch Silver Plated Pedestal Bowl // Pewter Taper Candleholder // Faux Fur Throw Blanket // Cream Textured Square Pillows // Embroidered Lumbar Toss Pillow, Off-White Lumbar Pillow With Decorative Sewn Lines, Natural Lumbar Pillow   Christmas is in full…

Bar Cart Updates

Once the holidays were over, I took down the door swag hanging over my bar cart. The old French doors looked really plain and so I decided to reframe and mat an old picture of Matt’s. I found a new 16 x 20 frame and had double mat made. In addition to filling the blank space over the bar cart, I think the picture makes the bar cart look a little more masculine. Of course, the polkadot straws and the overall arrangement of barware may counteract the added masculinity. The frame is actually a grey brown with a little metallic sheen. The mat is…

Christmas Projects

My aunt flew me down South for Christmas and while I was visiting with my family, I got to help some folks with a few of their Christmas DIY projects, try some new recipes, and assist in some Christmas decorating. Wreaths It’s not Christmas in the South without a magnolia wreath. I haven’t got to make one of these in a while so I was happy to help my sister-in-law make this big beauty. Credit to my mother for my wreath and bow making skills. My sister-in-law and I made three wreaths total. The one below was a mix of left…

New Bar Cart and Christmas Decor

I finally found a bar cart that I liked enough to purchase! I have been collecting glassware and tools for years now.  All I need now is liquor and mixes. It is already decorated for Christmas. Some of the items were gifts and the silver trays are ones that my mom has had for years. Bar Cart, Shaker, Strainer, Tongs- Target. Ice Bucket, Short Glasses-TJMaxx. Decanter- Marshall’s. Wine Glasses- Pier One Click here to see how to make these floral arrangements.

Christmas Door Swag

Materials (per arrangement) Floral Wire Floral Tape Scissors Wire Ribbon (enough for small 7 loop bow) 2-3 Green Stems 1 Decorative Stem/Pick Pliers (for cutting and bending wire) Jute twine, string, or pipe cleaners (to tie your bow and attach to arrangement) Directions 1. Decide how long you want your swag to hang. From hook to tip of the greenery, my arrangements are 16 1/2 inches long. 2. Using your pliers, cut your green stems first (your decorative stem/pick will be shorter). I cut my stems where they now measure about 3 inches (from the end to where the greenery…