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Today I’m joining Rhoda’s “Home for the Holidays Party”, Julia's “Hooked on Holiday House Tours” , and Cindy's Show and Tell by adding onto a previous post that was used for Susan’s “Deck the Halls Party” on Tuesday. Whew, all that party-going sure takes a lot of energy!
In addition to the dining room that I showed in Susan’s party, I’m adding on the sunroom decorations. I’ve been so busy trying to catch up on my holiday decorating that I’m just not completely finished, at all. This is so untypical for me, but life has a way of dealing us some twists and turns.
For those of you who haven’t already seen the my Dining Room Dazzles post, please just scroll on down to see it. And when you’re all done, please visit Rhoda, Cindy, and Julia to see all the beautiful holiday decorating going on in Blog Land.
This is my sunroom and its holiday decor~
I used a really slender tree in the sunroom and adorned it with sparkly silver ornaments and ribbon.
Here you can see the teardrop crystal garland that I used. I incorporated some glittery antique silver balls with the glass ornaments. I found five of these at an antique mall in Lancaster, OH a few weeks ago. I ventured out with Mr. Sullivan to see Polly from Sassafras Stuff at her booth in the Olde Shoe Factory. I bought these and a few others from her. It was my first trip outside the house after my concussion and I was pretty woozy while I was shopping. She let me sit down and rest in her booth. Thanks, Polly!
This star is another of the ornament sets that I bought from her. Here, you can see the other glass balls that I used in the tree.
I placed a few sugared pears on some of the branches.
This is a picture of the tree with no lights on in the room. I didn’t place a lot of light strands on it. I only used four strands of 100 on it.
This mirrored end table is topped by the silver bottle brush tree that I found at Target for $6.99. The smaller version is on another table in the room. My mercury glass bird is looking up at a pretty green plant that I haven’t killed YET! ( give me time…) I wrapped the ugly plastic pot in aluminum foil and set it on my coasters to carry out the silver theme in the room.
Here’s the smaller version of the bottle tree. I plopped it in an old silver creamer- it fit perfectly!
Here is is again on the table with my gingerbread house cloche.
I thought that this tall skein of thread looked like a Christmas tree, so In went a silvery glittered tree topper! I surrounded it with smaller skeins, like presents.
I mixed up a batch of faux snow and used my contemporary Waterford bowl to hold some fresh greenery and my antique mercury glass ornaments. This stuff is wet looking and sparkles just like new fallen snow.
Here’s a good view of the snow. Doesn’t it look real?
This last picture is just a teaser for my next post. It’s the storage chest I have in my foyer that I only just began decorating. I set out my large St. Nicholas and added some crystal candlesticks topped with feathered bobeches. I still have to add a few more items to the tabletop and string the garland on the banister. The tree to the left of the table is done but not yet photographed. You know that song that Annie sings “…tomorrow, tomorrow, there’s always tomorrow…” Well, that’s my motto. I’ll work on it tomorrow! Hope you’ll be back to see!
Until then, I leave you lots of hugs,
And this is the original post from Tuesday~
I’m joining Susan @ Thoughts From Over the Rainbow for the “Deck the Halls Party” that she’ll be hosting every Tuesday during the month of December. Click on her name or the picture below to see how all of her participants are decorating for the holidays.
I’m so far behind in my decorating this year due to the little fall and the concussed head that I ended up with last month. I didn’t think I’d even feel like decorating since I’ve been so dizzy, but I realized that I could get things done if I took lots of breaks in between jobs. Our son will be home from California on Saturday, so I wanted to surprise him and finish up as many rooms as I could by then. I started with the dining room because it is the first room that company sees from the foyer when they enter the house.
The dining room table is covered with an ivory damask tablecloth topped with a semi-sheer gold and ivory tablecloth decorated with sweet cherubs. Two gold twig trees flank a twig sleigh filled with gold stars and twig balls.
Evergreen boughs and berries fill small ornament balls that were hot glued to mirrored coasters. I filled them with water to keep the greens fresh.
Here you can see the gold cherubs on the sheer tablecloth.
I kept the buffet server very simple, adding only a garland of magnolia leaves to the top shelf.
I love the muted color of the green magnolia leaves contrasted against the wall color.
Too add some more color to the server, I filled a glass bowl with sugared fruits and placed it in the center of a gold-sprayed wreath made out of basil leaves.
And now onto the tree…..
I had some help from Mr. Sullivan when we decorated the tree~ he helped me wind the bead garland and add baubles to the top of the tree because I still get a little dizzy when I look up. There was no way I wanted to come toppling down again! The tree is slender and lit with about 2000 clear and white lights. It’s filled with baubles in the royal colors of blue, purple, red, gold, and green. Peacock birds and feathers accent the tree throughout.
In this picture you can see how the lights strands are wound around the branches and back into the trunk of the tree. This is the professional way to decorate trees and it’s done so you don’t see strands going from one branch to another. I learned the method of doing it from one of the visual staff at a local department store where I bought the tree several years ago. I obviously had more time on my hands to play!
I don’t do it when I decorate any of my other trees- I’m basically too lazy. *grin* Since it would be too hard to unwind and take the strands off, I leave them on and I store the tree upright in a spare closet.
This server is topped with a variegated green feather tree and an angel cloche.
Some of you may have seen this cloche and others here at Marty’s party last week.