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A look back and a peek

Last years tree was one of my favorites.
It was covered
with faux snow covered branches
red berries 
and an abundance of white ornaments.

With a faux fur tree skirt

and those pretty packages all tied up with silky bows
it made me smile every time I walked into my bedroom.

A simple sweet raffia star on the top
and just a few sizes big and small of those white ornaments covering it.
It was a favorite look last year- see more here

This year... I went a little more glam...
Golds, whites, soft velvety greens.

More on this years look coming very soon
but you can find the tree here- Frosted Fraser Fir

And I also wanted to share something fun for local  northern California friends:

I would like to invite you to a special event 
at the Balsam Hill Tree Lot in Burlingame, California on Sunday, November 22.

I will be joined by a fellow designer- the amazing Brad Schmidt, 
and we will each be showing you how to achieve your dream holiday look- 
from decking the tree to setting the table.

Light refreshments will be served, 
and there will be 6 raffles throughout the event. 

It starts at 11am on 11/22, 
and will run until 3:30pm and there will be two demos
 at 11am and 2pm.

Children are welcome to join, as well.

I'd love if you could join us- and it is free to attend. 

Feel free to share with your friends and family as well!
 Please RSVP using the link below- 
hope to see you there!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Shirley! Looking forward to seeing your decorations this year too!

  2. Just moved to CA from IL, plan on attending the Balsam Hill event but link isn't working to RSVP.
    Thanks and look forward to meeting you!

    1. Sorry about that Mary Lynn! You are welcome to attend the event without an RSVP - no worries!! Hope to see you tomorrow!

  3. Love your touch of glam this year on your Christmas decor, I have not even gotten started on my decorating.....
    But I have made two beautiful window swags....


  4. Very pretty with lots of inspiration! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Very pretty! I love how sparkly it is! Our tradition is to get our tree and put up our decorations the day after Thanksgiving. I can't believe the holidays are already here!

  6. I love your trees, they are beautiful . So far I lean towards the tree with little gold and silver.. But they are both gorgeous!
    Wished I live close by or I would love to be apart of the balsm hill event.
    Have a great week