I just LOVE silver and gold ornaments for the tree. And there are a lot of fun ones out there this year. Here are a couple I found to be too cute to pass up…I just got the Crate and Barrel polka dots on Saturday and they look stunning on my tree! Happy Decorating!
Crate and Barrel Silver Dot/Zgallerie Bulbs/Pottery Barn Reindeer/Crate and Barrel Rustic Bells/West Elm Glitter Birds/Pier 1 Gold Glitter Flowers
I wanted to spruce up my buffet for the Holiday season so I went to a local garden/holiday gift shop and stocked up on some supplies. First I got some fun bows of pine and some wintery branches. I didn’t attach the branches in any special way – I just piled them up together to create a nice layered look, with the green bows on the bottom. This mixed with Pottery Barn like lanterns (but for half the price), and some Target stocking holders I am very happy with the way it turned out.
This weekend my boyfriend Chris and I went to get our Christmas tree. It has always been a family tradition of mine to go out and spend way too long finding the perfect tree and cutting it down. I love the fresh smell of the pine and the hunt is something I cherish. Since I have very tall ceilings in my loft style condo I wanted to take advantage and get as tall a tree as I could find. So we went out to search for the perfect tree – tall but not too fat. Since I haven’t had a tree THAT many years I have always used a couple tricks to help my tree look more full without spending a LOT on ornaments. For my first tree I went and bought some fake poinsettias in purple and in white. The poinsettias are fun since they are pretty and take up a good amount of space. Next I always wrap my tree in ribbon which helps to take up space and is simply lovely. Another trick is to go to a craft store and get some fun fake branches to stick in the tree. They are cheaper than lots of ornaments and take up more space! Happy Decorating!
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Can’t wait to move on to Christmas! Enjoy some inspiration while you are decorating from Style at Home!
I started baking when I was very young with my mom. She taught me all the basic tips and tricks to make the perfect treats. I love baking so much that I have continued challenging myself with all sorts of delicious things ever since. When I was about in middle school I found this Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake recipe. It immediately became a family favorite and I have been making it yearly ever since. With a ginger snap crust and a dollop of whipped cream on top your guests will fall in love with the unexpected Thanksgiving dessert, just as my family has. I am making mine this afternoon. Enjoy!