Merry Christmas 2018 “Cozy Little Touches” Decorating for Christmas

Hi there y’all.  🙂  Hope all is well.

It’s that wonderful time of the year again.

Yes it has been a while….a long while since my last post. But for the past year I have tried my unprofessional skills Vlogging on YouTube.  Thank You so much for your support on my YouTube channel and your continued support here on my blog.

 

Christmas time is the most wonderful time of the year for me.

 “Cozy Little Touches” of Christmas decorating this year to welcome the holidays

Hope you enjoy.

Cozy comfy seating with red fur trimmed and reindeer pillows to make you feel at home.

Starting the day with Master bedroom holiday pillows:  I love making our bed.  It’s a ritual for me. It’s how I start with a good feel for the day.

The apothecary jar sparkles in the morning sun. A nice view from anywhere in the bedroom. Filled with berry kissing balls and snowflakes

Later …I’ll snuggle for a little reading. My snowball pillow, what fun, and the pom-poms that accent last years holiday pillow.

Time for Breakfast:  Snowy white cozy tablescape the perfect ambiance for hot oatmeal…yummy…I can’t remember a day where my Father did not make hot oatmeal each and every morning. (You can see more of this tablescape on my YouTube channel).

Apothecary Jars is one of my favorite décor items. Changing the fillers are easy for seasonal decorating. Fillers are budget friendly and the glass jars makes it all so pretty. This year I wanted to display our Thomas Kinkade Christmas Village cottages. A perfect fit.

Our dinning room centerpiece was simple and sweet with yet another beautiful apothecary jar and just a $5 box of ornaments and mini lights. The acrylic prancing reindeer candleholders….oh my…the perfect holiday Ebay find for this season.

Christmas would not be Christmas without, if only,  a small little tree. Draped in crystals and white mini lights.  Maybe next year a larger tree…….See the tiny apothecary jar filled with paper ribbon bows….so cute.

This Christmas Season my decorating was at a minimum. Just small touches to welcome a wonderful Holiday Season.

May you and your beloved ones have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!

 

 

Until next time stay warm and cozy….Much Love 

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Merry Christmas 2017

 Wishing you a safe, happy, full of laughter, hugs and kisses

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Greetings at the door

A table runner recycled

Welcome to the table

Sleigh full of goodiesReindeer wishes

Tiny tree blessings 

Breakfast at the island bar

Back door farewells

Blessings for a festive meal to enjoy with family and friends

Hugs and Kisses until we meet again……

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Thanks for stopping by  Happy Holidays

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Table for Two – Intimate Settings

Take some time this Season with a little one-on-one to relax before the holiday rush really sets in.

  So many times we prepare entertainment settings for guest, family and friends which is awesome but I love to tap into quiet moments for a party of two.  For you and hubby, best friend, Mom, sister, brother, daughter or son.  Any person who is dear to your heart.  Sometimes heart-to-heart, one-on-one is much-needed and appreciated.

I am truly inspired by those who have the creative talent in the art of tablescaping.  It’s not my forte but I love to indulge. :-)!

This “Table for two – Intimate settings”  is for sushi lovers.   I decided on an alfresco setting to enjoy the FL weather.  Here are some of the items I gathered.  Simple, sweet and budget friendly.

Tablecloth in a tropical print by Tommy Bahama

Centerpiece: A DIY effort to create the illusion of a meditation water garden..  🙂 (hmmmmm???)

Bamboo mats

Japanese garden lantern 

Sushi set: Dragon fly on cobalt blue and steel chopsticks  Japanese soup and rice bowls Sake set 

Sake

Fabric prints that mix and match. The napkins are made with the same fabric use on the bar cart shown here.

Now it’s time for sushi.  It turned out to be a very calm setting. The candles made the evening more enjoyable.

 

 

 

Hope you visit again for the next “Table for Two-Intimate Settings”

Remember, giving someone your time can be the greatest gift of all.

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day!

 

 

 

 

Bar Cart Styling…..November Blues

I took a break from the Fall pumpkins.  Love the Fall décor, its beautiful without a doubt but I caught the November blues. Guess I caught it from some stranger.  But miraculously it all went away when I saw this wall plaque.  It was a perfect Fall day when it arrived and immediately I hung it outdoors. 

It just made me smile…

After hanging it I thought of the song, “Fly me to the Moon”.  Please take a moment and listen to this young lady Angelina Jordan…My mouth dropped to my knees and tears fell…I was mesmerized……..a voice of an angel in my opinion.

After composing myself…… I finished refreshing my bar cart in sort of a “moon and stars” theme while singing along

 

 

Have a wonderful star-filled Sunday!!!!!! Thanks for stopping by

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Favorite Buys for 2017- “Versatile” Decor Items

After reading a post published by Shelly of  ConfettiStyle.com “The 5 Most Versatile Decorative Accessories you can own”  It was so informative and could not agree more!

This year I tried to buy smart by curving my décor impulse shopping. My motto use to be “something comes in, something goes out” but even that has changed.  Which caused me to define what decorative items I can get the most out of.  Versatility is the key when using the same base items for seasonal and holiday décor with minimal cost to change-up the look.  A tall task for someone who loves to change and refresh décor items.  Why am I limiting my items?  Well for two reasons, downsizing and the limited storage space downsizing will present.

Here are my favorite investment items purchased this year 2017 that really cost me pennies. (Happy, happy, joy, joy) The cost compared to the versatility is priceless.  BTW: I love silver accents……

The Silver platter:  A Goodwill great find in April 2017 for $2.99!!  It had a few scratches on the flat plate but other than that it was in perfect condition. 17″ x 24″ .  I have used this platter/tray time and time again.   First appeared on “Seashell Wind Chime”   I love the fluted edge, and drop plate bed.

Now it’s used to hold our Fall Table centerpiece 

Braemore Jamil Pillows:  Really???  Pillows on the list.  Yes indeed.  These velvet Leopard Print pillows coordinates with “any décor”. In June, I purchased 1 yard of fabric for $39.99 and made two pillows.  They have been in every room of the house any time I want a quick refresh.  First appeared in “Braemore Jamil Leopard Print…ohhh La La”   Two more are in the makings.

Hurricane Vase:   I’ve had one for a few years.  First appeared in “Fall Centerpiece“.   The filler ideas are endless; from decorative orbs to candy, soaps, beans, shells, fruit..etc, etc, etc.

Decided to purchase another one this year.   She’s a little smaller with a silver base. 8″ x 12″.  Cost: $12.99. – HomeGoods.  Was on my desk , now she’s sitting outside enjoying the sun: 

Candle Holders:  What can I say:  I’m a collector/hoarder/ of candlesticks second to pillows.  Most are for specific vignettes that I don’t change.  But these beauties have been up, down, outside, inside and all around the house wherever and whenever I need a quick change.  First appeared in “Sweet Sensations”.   Goodwill – $7.00 for a set of two. 12″ and 10″ Tall.The second pair is mirror candleholders…The absolute best for table settings…I can peek at myself while eating to make sure my table etiquette is up to par. 🙂   Also great for small space decorating. Guest room bedside tables. Entry tables if there is no wall mirror. Bookshelves…oh the possibilities.   Burlington – $14.99 for the small 12″ and $16.99 for the larger 15″

Tier Server:  Formal, informal.  Elegance to Casual.  For any room of the house, I guarantee you can use a tier server tray.  This is the second tier server ever purchased. My first is copper shown here which sits (and will never be removed) on the bar counter, which I love.  But this baby is in my favorite metal Silver.  Overstock – $93.00 – 28″ tall.  I gladly paid. Well worth it for the quality.  And to think it coordinates with the fluted edge silver tray.  Oh I’ve got good-n-plenty plans for her!

Silver Bowl: Right now it is all dressed for Fall but oh the possibilities for Seasons and Holidays to come. Goodwill – $6.99  15″ diameter.

A Crystal Vase: I did not buy this vase this year, I’ve had it for years. A beautiful fresh flower vase is a must on the list.  I’d say three. a bud vase, a small and large. Ya never know when a surprise fresh-cut of gorgeous flowers may come your way.  Priceless 🙂

Yeah, I’m a silver gal. These pieces are so versatile and overall cost pennies.  Storage is not an issue because they will always be out.  Downsizing is no joke. My tinier house dreams will soon become a reality. And I want to be ready and waiting with key décor pieces.  I have never been this disciplined in my life!!!!!! (Proud Momma)  I’m anxious to see how I will continue to use these same pieces for holidays and seasons to come.  It will be interesting. Hope you stop back by and peek at the changes.

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your week-end!

Halloween Fun

While listening to two of my oldie but goodie favorites:

Nina Simon singing  “I put a spell on you” and Eartha Kitt singing “I want to be evil” ….I had to chuckle and it made me think of Halloween.  It’s time for a little Halloween fun just for the heck of it.

Gathering supplies: I used E6000 to glue glass cups to candle holders.  Added rhinestones clips for eyes:

Oh how I love Eartha Kitt!

Gave kitty cat a fur tail and a diamond collar then perched her on a pedestal……

 

A bewitching candy dish and potion goblets……drink up?!?!

Trick….

or Treat………

Have some fun this Halloween just for the heck of it!

Thanks for creeping by……………