Wish you had a garland on your mantel but don’t know where to begin. It’s really easier than you would think. I’ll guide you through it with these 5 easy steps to decorating a garland. When you finish your family will think you are a rock star decorator. Show it off, then take a bow. Continue reading →
You can create unique holiday decorations by getting your creativity flowing with a few of my tried and true decorating tips.
I’ll use my front door topiaries project to walk you through the steps. The inspiration for them began simply enough with the purchase of the owl decorations from Picket Fence Interiors and Gifts. Continue reading →
“Trim the tree and wrap the presents, turn the Christmas music on, this Christmas I’ll be home with bells on.” Can you hear Dollie singing? Ha Ha, this is a fun favorite Christmas song for our family. There was a Kenny and Dollie Christmas special back when my children were little. We recorded it and played it over and over. Just hearing it puts me in a happy place.
My favorite thing to do is bask in the light of the Christmas tree. It is usually the first light on in the morning and the last light off in the evening, There is truly magic in lights. Their twinkle and shine just lure me in. I loved the colored lights of my childhood. It would not have be unusual to find me in the evening just sitting enjoying the colorful array.
I adore the faces of all the ornaments. Each little ornament seems to have a personality of it’s own. Old familiar faces that warm your heart from year to year sit alongside new faces added to the collection.
Whether you trim a tree or not, I hope you are enjoying the warm glow of the season. – Marianne
Well it has been a bit of a challenging year. Sometimes I know I put too much pressure on myself. High expectations and dreams sometimes run into real life bumps in the road. Not a complete derailment but a little detour. Continue reading →
Christmas has come to The Table. The decorations of course are awe inspiring and just charming. I had no doubt they would be. I could not wait to see what Dusty would do because she has endless creativity and artistic ability. For those who do not know, Dusty Gregson is the owner of The Table. Our community is so lucky that she and her husband decided to open this little restaurant right downtown. Stop by. I promise you will love the food, enjoy the atmosphere, and meet some really nice people while you are there.
Replicas of antique fire buckets hold greenery.
The large farm table where groups can gather to eat is adorned with greenery, dried oranges and miniature snow scenes in milk bottles.
Window sills hold simple sprays of fruit and greenery that surround a snowy hurricane.
These branches suspended in the front window are such a surprise. Perfectly simple but quiet unique, with dangling dried fruit and silverware.
I have been a little under the weather and I was really disappointed not to be able to attend their Holiday Market Sunday. I did hurry in Tuesday morning for the afterglow and was able to put together this beautiful assortment of goodies for my family to enjoy.
I chose some Autumn Granola, organic honey, cranberry jalapeño spoon fruit, a cute little twine Christmas tree, and a tin box of old bottle cap magnets. Dusty and her elves did the rest to dress it up perfectly.
Goodies from The Table
Cute bell, bow and gift tag.
Love, Love, Love. Here it is happily at home on my kitchen counter. Bringing a little Merry Merry to my home. I can’t wait to dig in. You can find out more about The Table at their Facebook page.
Hope you are enjoying your preparations for the holidays. – Marianne
The Table is located in Asheboro NC
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The key to creating a modern feel to your tree is to select ornaments that have a more graphic shape instead of being very detailed and literal. Color can also play a big part. Moving away from the traditional red and green can also make your decorations feel more modern. Love the red and green? Then substitute the shade of red or green. Instead of primary green use lime green or instead of red use a pink or poppy. Oh my goodness, now I want to have a poppy tree. Wouldn’t poppy and navy be a great modern statement.