Christmas Decorations in Red, Silver and Gold
Hello visitor, be Welcome. If you came over from the Nesters Holiday Party we may not have met yet. I am Songbird (but since we are all friends here you can call me Marianne) and I am so glad that you came over to share a cuppa in my Christmas house.
Now what is that about a mantel and Christmas? Well if there is ever a time in the year that I want, I desire, no I crave for a real mantel above a beautiful fireplace it is at Christmas time. Ah the visions of real fires, beautiful full garlands and hanging stockings and the vignettes on top of that mantel. I want it so bad.
But we have central heating. No fireplace in our house. No mantel either.
But did you know a radiator could give you a place to decorate too? No? Well look here a silver, white and red corner on top of my radiator.
I basically gathered a lot of my glassware and filled it with snow and red bulbs. Add some lights, candles, mirrors and a berrie/mirrory garland and you’ve got a beautiful shelf (above a built in radiator).
You can never go wrong with apothecary jars. You can fill them with anything and they always look good (and do you see how that garland cleverly disguises the radiator knob, that thing really stretches my decorators muscles because it always sticks out like a sore thumb).
Here is another view of this corner of my room. Really how easy is this, just put some lights in a big vase, add a few red balls and big effect for little work.
Well and if you don’t have a mantel you can use an old cupboard.
So look what I did with my new old white cupboard. I added some real pezzaz (is that how you write that, my spelling control doesn’t know it) to my living room with this silver and gold vignette.
I searched the house for every silver candle stick that I had (silver colored I mean, I don’t have real silver, it just looks that way). I was surprised myself how many there were lurking in cupboards. Then I took some gold Christmas balls of the tree and just put it all together.
My worn out little cupboard really has oomph now. She loves being the drama queen of my living room.
And I love the way the candles shine through the mercury glass.
Oh you have to hurry?! I understand you have so many visits to make. But you can’t leave without smelling the roses. It wouldn’t be Christmas without fresh flowers.
Don’t you just love the combination of baby-breath and roses? This is in fact quite a funny arrangement.
See, I put a wreath on top of a vase. The roses can drink, the baby-breath will dry, but that dries so nicely, I don’t mind.
I wanted to show you so much more. Like my crafty decorations in my kitchen or my newest garden decorations. But I know that you have a lot of visits to make, so I thought I’d better make it short and sweet. Please come back soon and I’ll show you the rest of my house (you can subscribe if you don’t want to miss anything).
Oh and I have a Christmas tree too. You didn’t think we could do without one of those, now did you.
Thank you for your visit! It was so nice to have you over. I hope to see you again soon. But in any case, let me just wish you a happy Christmas time with lots of love and laughter.
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