Christmas Fireplace 2015 Shiny Brights

Rustic Glam Christmas Fireplace

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Only a few more weeks until Christmas! How is your decorating and shopping going? I got most of my decorating done this weekend after having a mess around the house for the past week. I kept it v-e-r-y simple this year. I used mostly silver and gold and natural items, like wood, greens and wire. I really like how it looks! It’s very calming and soothing. My trees are more colorful and really stand out. I have already shown you my Hot Chocolate Bar and my Silver and Gold Table, so today I am going to show you my Mantel of my Fauxplace.

I used many of the same types of items as I did on the table. Lots of gold, silver and wood.

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I used many of Lauren’s books to fill in the space at the top and then placed a wooden tray with Shiny Brite ornaments in the center.

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Christmas Fireplace 2015 Shiny Brights

I have had this metal deer for years. He used to be kind of rusty, then turquoise and now he is silver! The magic of spray paint! I added a piece of burlap and a button that came from my grandma’s coat.

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I love this little penguin! He is one of my favorite decorations to put out each year. I also love that he can stay out all winter!

Christmas Fireplace 2015 Penguin

I made these wreaths from small wood slices and added a green and white winter themed bow and a little silvery pom-pom to the center. I found the leather strap of bells at a thrift store several years ago.

Christmas Fireplace 2015 Wreaths

The large wreath over the top has more wood slices with special Christmas words printed on them and some silver ornaments from Target.

Christmas Fireplace 2015 Wreath

Our stockings are hung on a ladder. I have added charms to each of our stockings that represent each of us. Some of the charms are from places we have been that year, or something special that has happened over the year. I have several Disney ones on mine.

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Christmas Fireplace 2015 Stocking Pins

Of course, I had to add my signature starfish to the mantel too!

Christmas Fireplace 2015 Side View

 

I hope you enjoyed my little tour! I will be having more Christmas ideas in the weeks to come.

Christmas Fireplace 2015 View

 

I can’t wait to see some of your decorations and ideas too! See you on Friday!

Sunshine and Blessings

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Corner News

Corner News-November 27, 2015

Hello and welcome to another edition of the Corner News.  I hope that all of you had a great Thanksgiving and good time with family or friends.

So, because I like fashion and taking pictures of my family, I am going to share how my mom and I celebrated Thanksgiving.

First of all, I actually had the day off from work.  Hooray!  So, I was actually able to dress up and get ready to celebrate with my family.  I decided to start off the celebrations by posting a picture on Instagram.

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And, here is the actual outfit!

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The jeans are the same ones as the blue skinny jeans from my fall fashions blog last week.  The blue shirt is actually a men’s shirt that I purchased from a thrift store.  I also had some brown boots that were Haley’s that she was getting rid of, so I took them.

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I also added a gold flower necklace that I bought from Forever 21.  I used it as my statement piece.  I then added small brown bead earrings as a little extra.

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So enough about me, here are the centerpieces that my Aunt put together.  They were very cute!  And on each of the pumpkins were a small tag that told us who was sitting where.  This was a great idea!

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And finally, we took a family picture because we hardly get the chance.

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Thank you for stopping by.  I hope that you all had a great Thanksgiving!  And…now it’s on to Christmas!

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Dining Room Christmas 2015 White Deer

Gold, Silver & White Rustic Glam Table

Hello! Are you ready for Thanksgiving Day? What do you usually do to celebrate? We will be going to my sister’s this year and eating lots of good food! I’m sure there will be some football watching, maybe some board games, and good naps. Sounds about right!

I’ve been slowly doing some decorating, but I did manage to get my table ready to go. I decided to go with a gold, silver and white theme this year. Kind of Rustic Glam. I picked up a few things that worked perfectly and put it all together.

Dining Room Christmas Tablescape 2015

The day I took the pictures was a beautiful sunshiny day. It didn’t quite give the cozy and warm feeling of the holidays, but it gave great light for the pictures! I used a white tablecloth and a white scarf with silver sparkles for a runner.

Dining Room Christmas Tablescape 2015 White and Gold

I started out with silver chargers at the ends of the table and then layered on white plates. I found some lovely grey napkins at Home Goods. I wrote names on a piece of wood and attached it to a wooden napkin ring. I used the flatware from Oneida that I received as wedding gifts many years ago.

Dining Room Silver Place Setting 2015

The other place setting have a gold charger, but the rest is the same.

Dining Room Christmas Tablescape Gold

I layered items on top of a wooden tray I picked up at Goodwill. I love using trays for centerpieces. It contains everything, plus you can just pick up the whole thing to move it out of the way. I found the sparkly burlap tree at Target and the sequined starfish was from Kohl’s several years ago.

Dining Room Christmas 2015 Candy Dish

This serene deer came from Goodwill too. I thought he was so pretty and he works perfectly on the table.

Dining Room Christmas 2015 White Deer

The tiered dish is from my MIL and this is the first time I have used it on my table. I added some ornaments that came from Target and some sweets for after dinner.

Dining Room Christmas 2015 Ornaments

I fell in love with this bird when I saw it! I knew it must come home with me! I bought it a friend too. It sits at the other end of the table. The arrow and feather garland was a must-have too. It just called out my name!

Dining Room Tablescape 2015 Natural Bird

The mercury glass jar was from Haley’s graduation and I picked up some sticks from my yard and spray painted them white. Then just plopped them in! I also added a little green with some cut evergreen from my yard.

Dining Room Christmas Centerpiece

I really like how this turned out this year. I usually use a lot more color, so this was a bit of a challenge. It really looks beautiful at night with the candles and tree lights glowing.

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I hope you all have a Blessed Thanksgiving! Enjoy a day of family and friends and food!

Sunshine and Blessings

 

 

 

 

Corner News-November 20, 2015

Happy Friday! This week is a bit better than last. Last week Friday, I didn’t feel so well :(. It wasn’t terrible, just blah and yukky. Glad that’s over with! Next week at school we have our Thanksgiving Feast and the kids are very excited! We have been practicing a couple of verses and the Gobble, gobble song to perform for their parents. Then it’s time to eat!

Rozy has already been eating her share of pumpkin! She created this nice hole and then kept making it bigger until she could get her whole head inside! She would eat some pumpkin and spit out the seeds.

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While Rozy is still celebrating fall, I started wrapping presents. My closet was overflowing and I wasn’t even sure what all I had anymore! In fact, I found some things for the girls I had completely forgotten about!! But I have my list now, and it’s all organized. I bought some wrapping paper last year, but I tried using up the old stuff I had.

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I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! If you are preparing to travel for the holiday, be safe. Enjoy your time with your families!

Sunshine and Blessings