For years I've done the same Holiday decor, heavy on the red. I still like it, but it's beginning to get a little same old same old. So I began pinning Christmas inspiration pics on pinterest, and lo and behold, everything I was gravitating toward was neutral creams, whites, natural items, mercury glass, and lot of greenery. I decided my new black open shelving in the kitchen would be my test area to see how it would look in our home.
Nov 27, 2012, 07:53 PM
It's a cheapo garland wrapped with white lights, and then I cut up an old wreath that was the longer white pine boughs and stuck those in.
Nov 27, 2012, 07:55 PM
I added in some frosted picks that look like "ice" branches and then some white glittery snowflakes picks.
Nov 27, 2012, 07:56 PM
I bought this mercury glass looking container (which looks like a beautiful glorified paint bucket) on Black Friday for $7. Added mixed greens and pine cones and the corner is really pretty.
Nov 27, 2012, 07:58 PM
Below, I just took some little wreaths and stuck them in a basket and added my vintage looking tree topper...(poor one winged snowman)and a silver ornament for some shine.
Nov 27, 2012, 08:01 PM
I bought a little silver pedestal candy dish on vacation, and my old plastic cloche fit perfectly. Added 3 little bottle brush trees and a Dollar Tree tea light to illuminate them up high. You can see the icy branches better in that shot.
Nov 27, 2012, 08:02 PM
Really love my snowman picture. I found some hot cocoa mix in a vintage looking container that I really think is cute to set out during the holidays. Every year I just refill it with fresh cocoa mix.
Nov 27, 2012, 08:04 PM
Finally I found a home for the vintage looking Santa ornament. It was always too big for the tree. Put in my little Christmas boxes and it makes for a vintage inspired vignette.
Nov 27, 2012, 08:09 PM
This type of neutral vintage inspired decorating looks really nice with my ironstone pieces. It allows the dark charcoal background of my old time snowman plates to really show up. I found 2 beautiful large Christmas ornaments at TJ Maxx today that look like vintage mercury glass. Love that sparkle.
Nov 27, 2012, 08:14 PM
I love it!!!
Nov 27, 2012, 09:28 PM
It all looks so pretty......great job!
Nov 27, 2012, 10:26 PM
That is absolutely lovely!!! I love how you created the look. Thanks for sharing.
Very lovely! It is so good to see your posts again!
Nov 28, 2012, 12:31 PM
Very charming and nicely coordinated. I'm glad you shared pictures.
Nov 28, 2012, 08:57 PM
FYI - I have been doing white, silver and clear glass (ice) along with mercury glass for a few years! Very fesh looking - love the sparkle. Since I love in the frozen north.........it's quite appropriate! BTW, your decor looks stunning! Good job!
**That should read 'live' not love! Oops!This message has been edited. Last edited by: teewa,
Nov 29, 2012, 05:43 AM
Lovely and lovingly done.
Nov 29, 2012, 08:52 AM
Thanks everyone...it seems like whenever I finish up a project, my husband always asks, "What do your friends online think of it?" and it really is means a lot getting feedback from folks who are passionate and love decorating as much as I do. I think that Pinterest is such an amazing tool because it's easy to see what you're drawn to as you go thru your boards. I've always been about color at Christmas, (especially my red!) but this quieter more natural palette incorporates my daily style with holiday sparkle. I was happily surprised at how many little ornaments and holiday pieces I've picked up over the years that really weren't special and were pretty much lost in my sea of Christmas color really stole the show when they were grouped together. Thanks again for your lovely comments...they really mean a lot to me.
Nov 29, 2012, 09:10 AM
It looks great, especially against the black shelves.
I love Pinterest too because of the thousands of great ideas. Except I'm driving DH crazy with my "let's do this"
Nov 29, 2012, 04:26 PM
Just gorgeous! I'm not even sure I could pick out a favorite photo as they are all equally beautiful.
Nov 29, 2012, 04:43 PM
Just love what you've done Imccrore I really like the contrast of your black shelving and the white snowflakes and ice branches in your garland -- bet it looks fantastic at night when lights are on!!This message has been edited. Last edited by: mamaspoon,
Nov 29, 2012, 07:23 PM
Simply Gorgeous.I love the color scheme,icy touches on greenry.I stay with red,gold and green and some royal blue on the tree.But I love this.
Dec 01, 2012, 09:24 PM
Kudos to you...
Next year I'm going with a burnished gold tree (buying a thrift store one to spray paint) and I'll decorate it w/cream 'poinsettias' and other metallic colors of ornaments, etc.
Have to wait as we are in a tiny rental while house is being built. It's be fun!!!
Dec 02, 2012, 06:35 PM
Nice to see your post and pics. I like your change of colors and how you have mixed in everyday items into your decorating scheme. Pretty!
~Like sands through the hourglass ~So are the days of our lives
Dec 02, 2012, 09:49 PM
Very pretty. It's hard to pick a favorite but I love the mercury glass container full of greenery.