Decorating Feed

Crafty Wine Bottle

For my wine tasting party I've been trying to think of some ways to decorate to go along with the wine theme.  I was going to make a couple of those wine bottles with the lights in them then I saw this spin on the traditional style that is even better!

Mosaic Style

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Isn't this so pretty?  This one was made for Christmas but the marbles come in all colors.  You don't have to worry about the cord and lights showing through.  I love how it casts the colors all over.  If you'd like to make one yourself, check out this article.  Well I'm off to gather my supplies!

(photo from ehow.com)


"Apple" Shower Centerpiece Inspiration

I'm searching and searching for a unique centerpiece idea for the Apple Shower I am planning.  I would love to incorporate Apple Blossoms, I'm afraid they will bloom before May though.  Does anyone know anything about Apple Trees and when they bloom?  Or if I can purchase Apple Blossoms from a florist?

Here are a couple of cute centerpiece ideas from ehow.com:

I like how this one is smaller. For the area we are working with it would fit great.

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This one is a bit more formal but still beautiful.

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Ok, I'm back on the hunt...


Last Minute Simple Centerpiece

Here is a last minute easy centerpiece idea.  Use candle sticks you already have and jazz up some Christmas balls with glitter glue letters.  For a longer table just use a longer word!  Grab some festive fabric as a table runner and you are all set!

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I wish all of you very happy holidays!  I hope you enjoy all of your family, friends and food during this special time of year!  See you soon!

(photo from bhg.com)


Poinsettias As Cut Flowers?

I never knew that you could use Poinsettias as cut flowers.  Thanks to SouthernLiving.com, now I do!  They recommend searing the ends of your stems with a flame to prevent drooping.  Poinsettias contain a sap and the searing prevents this sap from dripping out.  Here are their detailed instructions. 

Here are some great ideas for displaying your cut Poinsettias:

This first one is my favorite!  I love how they used the bright green colors for a twist on the traditional red and green.  These could also be used for your New Year's party decorations.

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The traditional red is also beautiful.  I love the frosted and clear decorations.

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This idea is great because you can use containers you probably already have like a trifle dish and candle holder.

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(all photos from southernliving.com)


Before...

Thought I would share with you some photos of our Christmas decorations this year.  We have a natural/rustic theme with pinecones, acorns, berries and greenery.  The butterflies are new this year.  I will keep the same theme for next year just change up the colors. 



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Off the Subject

I have been trying to decide about this duvet from Pottery Barn for over a month.  I love Birch trees, but I'm wondering is this taking it too far?  I love to decorate everywhere in the house except the bedroom.  I have the hardest time making decisions for the bedroom.  I thought I'd leave this one up to you!

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My furniture and walls match this room pictured.  I would have to add a punch of color somewhere.  I was also wondering if in the summer I would want something more "summery"?  Hmmmm....


Dazzling Discovery: Paper and Cake

Kira from Tangarang and Abigail from Piece of Cake have combined their creative minds and now we have Paper and Cake!  Down-loadable party designs which include napkin rings, candle wraps, wine glass tags and much more.  All of this is only $5!  All you have to do is check out their Etsy shop, purchase your design and start downloading!  How much easier can decorating your table be? 

Here is their second Holiday Design that I personally love because its RETRO:

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