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11/15/10

CHRISTMAS DECOR: DECK THE HOUSE

I have my favorites...

Like this amazing tree with snow laying on the branches, and icicles and snowflakes sparkling. 

11/5/10

CHRISTMAS DECOR: COLORS OF CHRISTMAS - BLUE?

Turquoise was announced as the color of the year for 2010
and we did see many versions of that delicious hue
in the aqua and teal and sea foam hues
paired with chocolate and green
and
Other blues made a big comeback.
Deep blues and soft whispers of blue.
We saw it paired with green and cream;
and it made its classic clean, fresh appearance again with white.
But of all the blues, the grey blues were my favorite.


Blue at Christmas hits a nostalgic note for me.
I have never used blue as a holiday palette,
but my father put blue lights on our house each Christmas. 
He loved his blue lights sparkling against the white snow
piled on the roof and the bushes nearby
blanketing the lawn and ground. 
There was something ethereal about it. 
When I see blue at Christmastime, I remember my Dad,
and Christmas at home.  He sure loved himself some blue lights on the outside of the house!

11/2/10

CHRISTMAS DECOR: COLORS OF CHRISTMAS - RED

Christmas is Magical
 
A beautiful holiday requires a little pre-planning. 
I like to change mine up a little each year -
(use different ribbon or add another element to the mantle)

Color unifies your home, creating a lovely transition from room to room
Perhaps its time you look at your holiday decorations to see if they need a little face lift
(retire the tired ribbon and anything remotely resembling the 80's or 90's)

Explore the color RED
The first color that comes to mind when we say Christmas


the color of Santa's suit

candy canes
poinsettias

cranberries

and amaryllis

red warms a wintry scene

creates excitement and drama
adds a pop of color

to any corner of the room
red is warm

red is romantic

red is inviting

it draws your eye
creates excitement


and is a perfect complement to green

It blends beautifully with silver

is cheery with white

looks amazing with icy blues
You can't go wrong with RED


This year, think of the details
The finishing touches that make Christmas unique
Like luscious red ribbon and bits of nature adorning your dining chairs

This year, carry Christmas to every room of your house
Wreaths and ribbon in the bedroom

or festive pillows in the family room


Create a feeling of anticipation
in each room of your house

I love love love this arrangement
of glass candy canes, berries and frosty branches
Wouldn't it look wonderful in a guest bedroom
or a kitchen?
Announce the colors of Christmas
at your front door

Create anticipation for what is to come....


scatter Christmas in unexpected places

and unexpected ways
you're not just decorating


you're creating memories
that will never be forgotten


and your home will never be more beautiful

than at Christmas time
the warmth of your home

should extend to the exterior as well
add those charming touches that invite

let nature speak with fresh flowers like
potted amaryllis and poinsettias

fresh fragrant evergreens
add the glow of candlelight
and twinkling strands of Christmas lights


and embrace RED

casual RED
elegant RED

inviting RED
warming RED
exciting RED

charming RED
whimsical RED

What RED are you?


a little red goes a long way
use it for dramatic tablescapes

or use for warm entries
use it to create a beautiful focal point
or a small accent....

Christmas is coming...
and then family - the best part

and reverence
and the reason
and joy


DO YOU CHOOSE RED THIS CHRISTMAS??

IF YOU WOULD LIKE HELP PLANNING, CREATING, OR INSTALLING
YOUR HOLIDAY DECORATIONS THIS YEAR
TALK TO ME EARLY!
MY SCHEDULE FILLS UP FAST


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