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 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.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this room. I’ll be posting more of what I’ve done real soon. I have one more tree to finish tonight and then I’ll take pictures tomorrow. Hope you’ll be back again soon!
Lots of hugs,