Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Silverware Snowflakes and Disco Balls

Silverware Snowflakes with Burlap Ribbon
In an earlier post, I showed you photos of my bar table decorated for the holidays.  The table is located beside this big window in our eating area.  With the silver wreath already hanging on the mirror over the bar table, I knew I needed something besides another wreath to go on this window.



I have plenty of vintage silverware on hand and I thought the three pieces tied together would make great sparkling snowflakes.  I wired the knife, fork, and spoon together then covered the wire with a scrap of burlap tied around the center.  They are hanging from the curtain rod with jute.  One trick to help them hang vertical without tilting, tie the jute around the center of the snowflake then tape it against the backside of the knife blade.

Vintage Silverware Snowflakes and Disco Ball Ornaments
The vintage silver didn't sparkle as brightly as I wanted it to, so I robbed the Christmas tree of these two disco ball ornaments, added crystal prisms, and for night time, a string of white lights.  It's really pretty first thing in the morning when the sun is shining in too.  The the disco balls reflect all sorts of dots into the kitchen and den.

(The disco ball ornaments link is to Amazon.  I'm not an affiliate, just passing along where you can find them.  They are also sold at Cracker Barrel Restaurants if you have one in your area!)

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!

Angie

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Book Page Wreath and Vintage Jar Snow Globes


I'm a little late to the party with the bookpage wreath.  I saw some beautiful wreaths last year and I'm just now getting around to making my own.  It was really an easy project and I thought the last mirror in the foyer was the perfect place for it.


I made the waterless snow globes a couple of year ago and I'm still in love with them.  These are displayed on top of an antique pie safe that belonged to my grandparents.





I picked up this little truck last year on clearance after Christmas.  I was really looking for a red, vintage style truck but this was what I found and I was cute AND cheap!


Here's a little sample of what I'm working on currently.  It's the French bottle drying rack.  Last year it was decorated with cookie cutters and gingerbread people.  You can see it here.  This year, the bottle rack will be a tree again but sporting green branches and mini mason jar lights.  



Aren't the mason jars adorable?!  They are real glass and I wish I had a whole set.  Unfortunately, I was only able to find 4 at a local antique/gift store.

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Angie

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Hanukkah and a Little Christmas Decor



We celebrate Hanukkah each year.  My girls enjoy lighting the menorah each night and playing a little dreidel.  When we began celebrating several years ago, I googled latkes and how to serve them.  We fried up hashbrowns then topped them with a little sour cream and applesauce.  It sounded weird but, boy, was it good :)

With a couple of nights left in Hanukkah, I've also begun pulling out the Christmas decorations.  I'm still wading through storage totes but here is a glimpse of what I've done so far.

The bar table sits between the breakfast area and the den.  I've used the vintage style tinsel trees in gold and silver.


By the way, the burlap runner that's on the bar table now...it's the one that faded onto my linen pillow requiring a quick fix to salvage it.  You can see that post here.  I removed the burlap sleeve and it's now living life as a table runner :)




This silver tinsel wreath is from Target (purchased at Goodwill still with tags).  I love the aged patina of the silver.


The bar has an outdoorsy, masculine theme with the pine cones and duck themed glasses.  There is a bottle of homemade wine in the tray.  I tried my hand at wine making last year with the blackberries we have here on our land.  Let's just say the bottle is purely decorative now and I will stick with things I know from now on.  (It tasted like fingernail polish remover!)

Well, back to the decorating.  I promise there are colors involved elsewhere.  The front porch is going plaid!  I love plaid.  I have a Pinterest Board just for plaid if you'd like to follow it.  It's I Heart Tartan.

Thanks for stopping by and God bless!
Angie

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