Saturday, December 31, 2011

Friday, December 30, 2011

country escape

This wonderful escape is perfect for family and friends.

Fabulous for entertaining large parties!

Love the exposed wood and brick.

Compliments of The New York Times

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

snowflake place settings

At your chalet for the holidays? Simple snowflake place mats can be made from felt or cardboard - very outdoorsy for an aprรจs ski party. Happy skiing!


Monday, December 26, 2011

vintage ornaments

Vintage ornaments are such a wonderful treasure to have on your tree. Ask your grandparents if they have any stored away in a box in the basement. I have found some at the Jacaranda Tree in Toronto.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

boxwood decorating

Boxwood is such a simple greenery to work with and it comes in many shapes and sizes. The green leaves always look so fresh and inviting. 

Merry Christmas!

This is the front door of my home! I love the pine cones in the planters 
and the bright red bow really makes the wreath pop!

Having a family dinner party? 
Why not monogram each place setting with the initial of your family name!

Seen in House and Home

Saturday, December 24, 2011

DIY: snowman lightbulb

Recycle your old light bulbs into an ornament! Great activity to do over the holidays with family and friends. All you need is glue, twine, small beads and small sticks. Happy crafting!

Friday, December 23, 2011

winter wonderland

Glam up your holiday party with multiple chandeliers and luxurious furs. Keep it simplistic with an all white colour palette. Merry Merry!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

DIY: christmas doormat

Get creative with shapes and designs. Customize your doormat to be your own.

Cut out stencils of any shape you like


Tuesday, December 20, 2011

DIY: wrapping with brown paper

Not sure what to do with your brown paper grocery bags? Gift wrap with them! Make them unique with a beautiful pattern and finish off with a bow. Happy wrapping!

Use a whiteout pen to make designs. 

Add some black into the design with a marker.


Monday, December 19, 2011

adorable christmas trees

Only a few days until Christmas and I only just got my tree! Be inspired to do something different!

Live by the water? Set up your Christmas tree in a boat. So lovely!

What a unique idea having beautiful white fresh flowers in your tree!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

DIY decorating with pine cones

Tired of being like everyone else at Christmas? Go outside and find a few pine cones and some greenery! Create your own natural and simple ideas for your decorating needs this holiday.

Add that rustic touch to your gift with pine cones and little pine branches. 
Tie it up with a twine bow ribbon!

Your ideas can be endless - tie pine cones from ribbon to enhance your windows!

Gather great big pine cones and other greenery in a bowl as a centre piece around a vase 
of fresh flowers. Simple yet an elegant idea!

Adorable place card holders!

Cut a piece of cardboard into a circle and glue gun pine cones on top for a wonderful natural wreath!

Spray paint pine cones to compliment the colours on your table - love white tulips in winter!

Place a pine cone at each table setting for a decorative touch for your guests 
and personalize with name tags.

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Saturday, December 17, 2011

DIY decorating with candy canes

I love the classic red and white for the holidays and what better way to decorate than with candy canes! Below are some fun do it yourself ideas. Happy decorating!

Tie a candy cane to a present - tasty treat and lovely touch!

Tape candy canes around a vase - this really makes those red flowers pop!

This candy cane wreath is an adorable idea! Cut a piece of cardboard into a circle and glue gun candy canes and small christmas ornaments on top. Finish off with a big bow!

For a nice decorative touch, place a candy cane at each table setting at your dinner party. Not a bad idea to have little bowls of candy cane on the table for snacking!

Make your laundry room seasonal with these stripped clothes pins. Also a great idea to hang cards from.
Available on etsy

Add a little extra to your window by hanging candy canes from ribbon.

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