Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Winter Solstice

Welcome and thanks for stopping by!

It's time for another fun Tablescape Thursday! Be sure to visit Susan and all of the participants at Between Naps on the Porch

I didn't get to play dishes nearly as much as I wanted during December, but I couldn't resist a Winter Solstice Tablescape.

Though the Winter Solstice lasts only an instant in time, the term is also used to refer to Midwinter. So let's begin...

You will have to forgive me, I have been playing with my new lens that Santa (aka MIL :) brought me, and I hope you don't mind all the pictures...the new lens does takes some getting use to!

I have been really wanting to use the dishes that my dear MIL bought me as an early Christmas present and I thought this was a perfect look for them...Perfectly white with a silver band of snowflakes around the rim and a simple flake in the center

I didn't use any color {shocker}, mostly white and silver

Perfect for snowy weather

As a simple centerpiece, white candles in a shallow silver pedestal bowl, that I picked up for a steal this summer at GW . I almost painted it, but glad I kept it silver for the holidays!

For the silverware presentation, I used a simple pocket fold for the napkin with a silver snowflake and laid it all on a silver tray from the $Tree. There was even room for the goblet and the tray could later be used as a bread plate

Just for fun, I used flocked snowflakes and faux snow on the table as part of the centerpiece

I used very plain and simple linens, white with a square detail...

I used some fruit with the centerpiece with just the palest hint of green, the fruit and berries look so icy!

I also used silver chargers that I have had for years...remember when the plastic foil chargers were SO expensive? Now they are a dime a dozen...

I hope you have enjoyed my Winter Solstice Tablescape.
As we ring in the new year....I hope you and your families are blessed!

I am looking forward to 2010!

Happy New Year!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Hot Chocolate!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas! I hope to bounce back from it all and hopefully get back into the swing of things! Hope to see you soon this week!

We have been enjoying a lot of hot chocolate lately....

What is your favorite holiday beverage?

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Vintage Christmas

Hello everyone! I hope you are enjoying this Christmas week! I can't stay long, I've just stopped by to say hi and to share some of the gifts I've finalized this week. I hope you are not feeling overwhelmed by the sometimes hectic season....If you've taken a break from wrapping gifts and cooking, thanks for stopping by! Enjoy!I have used mostly vintage and recycled goods

Are you finalizing some gifts too? I always work best under pressure, at least that is what I keep telling myself!
Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Pottery Barn Inspiration

It all started with some second-hand greenery. Second hand nearly anything is right up my alley.

I brought home my artificial second-hand boxwood, that someone gave me, where it stayed in a bag for some time. I was flipping through PB Catalog and stumbled across a wreath made of live boxwood...and a light bulb went off, you know the kind, the kind that brings you up out of the chair , in a ever so slightly urgent frenzy, but not a totally crazy kind of frenzy, to find your second hand boxwood so you can make a wreath, kind of light bulb.

and so I did.I have a stash of small grapevine wreathes and I grabbed one, cut all the stems off the boxwood bushes and started gluing them into the grapevine wreath

I didn't know how much it would take, I only had 4 small bushes of boxwood, and it wasn't like I could go and buy more , so I just hoped I had enough

It filled out pretty nice and I was happy with it, but I wanted to hang something in the middle of the wreath like my inspiration picture.

I decided to take a stencil, cover it in vintage book paper, sparkle it up a bit tie some ribbon and hang it in the middle.

just like that.

...and then I was very happy

I hung the wreath right inside the front door, and it looks really wonderful with all the browns and silvers going on in the living room

E is for Edwards. I am a member of the Edwards Family.

Christmas will be here soon! I can't believe it! 2010 is on the way!

The Edwards Family wishes you and yours a wonderful Christmas! I hope it finds you surrounded with family and friends!

Thanks to Pottery Barn for such inspiration!

I hope to get a few more projects posted this week!

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