All things Merry & Bright...
and simple elegance.
You might have noticed that I am a huge fan of simple elegance.
Simple elegance like fresh flowers, pretty ribbons and lots of twinkling lights.
And also of simple charm like a worn and weathered rustic bench.
And when it comes to Christmas decorating- I am definitely one who loves simple elegance and charm together and who decorates with less is more in mind.
Well, except for trees.
I do have quite a few trees and Christmas is sprinkled throughout the house.. can't get enough there
but I like to keep that simple elegance and charm going when dressing them.
In the living room right now...
a frosted tree with pale blush ornaments
and a mantel wearing a simple thin strand of eucalyptus garland
dotted with delicate vintage ornaments and glitter covered bells.
Truth be told... this mantel is going to be changing.
A secret... that garland was a last minute garland for the Holiday Housewalk tour.
I made it by wiring branches of seeded eucalyptus that I bought for a table setting together and then tying it with ribbon on the ends.
I love how it turned out but...
the garland that I originally ordered for this spot is coming
so stay tuned.
On top of the mantel- I didn't want to overwhelm it with much.
So a couple of candelabras, bucket of ornaments and juniper was perfect.
The candelabras are French style vintage reproductions-
and are completely covered in charming details like chippy paint, gilding and delicate little arms draped in crystals.
That huge antique mirror that so many of you have asked about kind of started the whole look.
Would you believe that this mirror was a craigslist find?
And there are some changes coming to this room in the way of furniture
that all started with that mirror and the way that the room style is evolving.
A favorite vintage bench that is as wonky as it is charming
came back inside after being outdoors for a bit.
I love the chipping paint and how it this bench is worn and weathered to perfection- and how among all the elegant touches- it brings that little sprinkle of rustic.
Under the tree- it is all about texture.
A faux fur rug is perfect as a tree skirt
and those blush boxes tied up in pretty white and gold ribbon are perfect.
You will be seeing just a few changes in here in the coming weeks
but for now- I am enjoying the simple charming feeling it has.
Across the room...
the dining room and that wine country inspired tree details
are coming your way.
So that is about it for a closer look at the living room inspired by that French mirror and
frosted tree that absolutely glows like a golden beauty.
See you tomorrow for a delicious recipe and look at the kitchen
dressed for Christmas this year.
Happy Friday everyone!