Thursday, December 11, 2008

Small and Simple Christmas 2008

Since part of our holidays will be spent out of town this year, I decided not to haul the many, many boxes down from the attic and just decorate small and simple. I got some of my normal January decor out and mixed it with a few new bargans I picked up.



For the mantel, I picked up a few glittery red picks at Michael's for $.29 each and scattered them around my everyday candles and just stuck with a red and black theme. The picks are all red, sparkley apples - an ode to Twilight. =)




At Michael's they had a set of 3 outdoor crystal trees. The bottoms were meant to be stuck in the ground and wouldn't stand on their own so I bought some styrofoam cubes at Dollar Tree and used those as a base for each of the trees. White styrofoam can pass as snow so it worked. Then I bought 3 velvet poinsettias in a cool turquoise with silver accents and poked these into each of the bases to camoflage the light wires. Then I bunched a white tablecloth around all of it to soften the look.




I filled a glass vessel with clear plastic ice rocks, turquoise glass orbs and ornaments. The big silver ornament is from Marshalls and much more inexpensive than I have seen before.




There are crystal and glass candle holders and a large silver candle holder with the same light turquoise candles. Another big round ornament from Marshalls.





The mirror and frame set I bought at Big Lots and filled the frames with pictures of my kids in the snow, which I made black and white and then tinted turquoise or pink in Photobucket.







The feathery, baby Snowy Owl is a find from Z Gallery this year.






And of course, there's a Snow Faerie casting his winter spell on our home.




The complete look.


Happy Holidays!

49 comments:

Kathy said...

Beautiful Britten. You have an amazing talent!

Lisa said...

I LOVE it! The Christmas Faerie would cry if she ever saw my holiday decorating!

JoLynne said...

This is incredible!

heather said...

Absolutely beautiful and mystical. I love the little owl from Z Gallerie.

Caleen said...

I love what you did Britten. I also
love all the other posts. You are an
amazing talent. You are right that you can decorate with things you already have just put a different touch to them.. Sometimes it does take a different set of eyes.. My home isn't decorated exactly as I would like because we are moving eventually and most is boxed up and everything off the walls. I just did the best I could. Next year, I will have a lot of fun.. no matter where we are or what home we are in.. Thanks for the link.. I love it!

Jessica said...

Oh my....I wish we lived closer and I could have you come help with my house! I LOVE THIS!!

Amy said...

Oh Britten,
It is so beautiful...

I love the baby owl and the colors.
What a gift you have!!!

Love it. Love you!

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