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Silver and Gold: Dining Room Christmas Decor

Well I am missing a couple of little gold Christmas trees (Target has failed me), but I think I’m done with the dining room. I found these little gold deer back in October on TJMaxx online. The silver antler candlesticks are from TJMaxx (about three years ago) and the table runner (that needs to be ironed) and napkins are from Target. All the mercury glass trees came from TJMaxx and Homegoods (from different years) and I purchased more of the mercury glass votives from West Elm. I found four silver hammered napkin rings and four silver shiny napkin rings so I just used them together. I am not crazy about the plates because they are too casual but I can easily use them since they are stoneware and they coordinate well with the gold on the table. I had some magnolias sitting around so I decided to use them as a centerpiece. I found this floral arrangement for $600 and attempted to recreate it. My mom had some budding stems and I need more but …

Mercury Glass Tablescape

Are you tired of seeing posts about this table yet? No matter what it is, I am never fully happy with any decorating arrangement. I revisit decorated areas of my house constantly, moving and shifting items. Eventually, I get bored and just tell myself to walk away and move on to something else. Professional designers, decorators, and other people who happen to be born with the decorator’s eye can just throw together a vignette, a tablescape, or an entire room and it looks natural, effortless, and stylish. I tend to overthink everything. I decorate an area and walk away and then I walk back by and move something or stand a stare at the area, rethinking my initial arrangement. In some cases, you just do not have a choice but to walk away and leave the arrangement because you have no other options (which is probably the ideal situation for my overactive brain). In the past year, I have rethought, rearranged, and revisited every room in my house. I have settled on most areas but …

More House Updates

The next project is the backyard drainage, fence, and yard. The upstairs living room is coming together. We just need to purchase a sofa and a media cabinet. We will be replacing the light fixture on the front porch next month but no other electrical improvements are planned right now. Here are few updates. We have never had palm trees. They have proved expensive to maintain. They make for a pretty view from the pool, but I’m not sure if the view is worth it. The guest bedroom has finally come together. The room is rather small with high ceilings so originally I wanted a canopy bed but my mother pointed out that it was too small of a space for that kind of bed. I think the room looks nice and satisfied with how it turned out. Wicker Accent Table/Outdoor Rug/Just Chillin’ Pillow/Home Sweet Home Sign/Three Piece Bistro Set/Outdoor Rug/Dragonfly Garden Flag/Flag Stand/Lucca Chandelier/Piedmont 4-Light Lantern/Rust Tribal Medallion Temptation Rug/Cambria Sapphire Rug/Light Blue Mystic Medallion Waverly Rug/Black Headboard/Throw Pillows/Coverlet/Brass Lamp/Audubon Artwork/One Drawer Side Table