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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Floral Design!

The holidays have been very exciting and very stressful. Lots of things going on as I am sure there is with you. First of all, I would like to thank you for your kind visits to my blog. I so enjoy home dec, floral design and in general making our home comfortable and inviting. Making people feel welcome and relaxed is truly my main goal. It is not entertaining, but hospitality as the Bible teaches. Next week I will begin to pack boxes and get all the Christmas decorations back in their place. Then as you can see from the pictures, I have already started doing custom designs again. These two were for a girl with a french country style home, so of course chickens (a rooster in this case) grapes, baskets etc are called for in the design. It is also my favorite of all the styles in home decor. Because I can never remember to take pictures of the process, I will just give you some particulars. The large one (without the rooster) was 32 inches wide and about that tall. Her chandelier was 39 inches from the table top and her table was 88 inches long. The container was metal which also goes along with the style and it was approximately 10 inches wide. Just standard floral supplies with everything glued in and sprayed with a finish to protect the flowers. The rooster was smaller because it sits in front of a window on a farm table.  So here goes and I love it! No telling what will be coming up next. One thing for sure in the near future is painting my kitchen cabinets! That will be quite a job! I am slowly getting some things done to this wonderful home that God has given to us. Thank you again for your visits this year! I send blessings to you and your family as we begin this new year!

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Friday, December 17, 2010

Christmas Tour!

I love decorating especially for Christmas! Sometimes I wish the Holiday Season lasted longer, but then we all would be stressed to the max! lol. This year hubby and I are hosting our Church Christmas party in our home, and we are excited about that!!! A chance to get together with friends and enjoy spending time with them in a relaxed atmosphere. BUT, always remembering the real reason for the holiday. Thank you for stopping by! The pictures posted are vignettes, I didn't post the sun porch where my trees are at because I have them in a different place on my blog. This one will be the last (I think) of the "decorating for the holidays" posts. I have enjoyed going to other blogs and seeing all the wonderful, beautiful ideas that  you ladies have. It does seem like this year everyone has "gone overboard" and I love it!
Hubby and I send blessings to you and your family!
Merry Christmas!
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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Love that Little Rooster!

Christmas is not very far away and I had just about finished with my decorating when I noticed my sun room needed something on the table. And I had found this cute little rooster in my stash so here he is all decked out in his pretty white holiday apparel. Cute isn't he? I am just in the notion that chickens whether of the male or female variety can be just about anywhere in my house. I just love those little critters! I do tend to lean to the French country style of decorating and they are a must. I would also have to say my style is eclectic. If I like it then it fits somewhere! Although I do a lot of decorative painting, murals etc, my first love is floral design. European Design is truly my favorite. Does it sound like I just like to decorate? My husband says I like to play and color! Well, maybe he is right. lol. With this arrangement the container is always tricky and I look for the right scale to what ever it will be sitting on. This one was just right also because there is a ceiling fan about to. The usual foam, moss, filler, and flowers and of course the little white guy finished the design. Now he is just sitting there waiting for someone to say how cute he is. Thank you for stopping by, I love to visit yours and see all the creative things you do. You all are so talented. Have a blessed and happy safe week!
Please check out Between Naps on the Porch, you surely will be inspired to decorate. The link is enclosed!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Finally Finished!

I can't believe it, but I am finally finished with my decorating! My hubby thought I had surely lost my mind when I started November 2nd, but I had lots to do not only with mine, but I had a booth at a local flea market to keep up with, soooo. I started early and now I am through. I have shared most of what I have already done, but will give a run down on them.
the first picture is my sun porch where I put all my (5) trees out there. That way it was out of my way and we can still enjoy it at night because we can see it from our den.
2. I wrapped my pictures with wrapping paper to make it coordinate with the room
3. This wreath I made for my booth at the flea market.
4. My faux fireplace
5. I designed the wreath for my front door.
6. Outside looking in on my Christmas Sun porch
7. Dining room table.
Thank you for stopping by! Please check out "Between Naps on the Porch" Link is below. You will be inspired to decorate and decorate some more.
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