Saturday, December 1, 2012

Decorating Day!

It's a nice, rainy day here in LA so we have deemed it perfectly appropriate to start decorating the house for the holidays!  I bought several new things in the last couple weeks ~ mainly from HomeGoods ~ as I was inspired by the recent catalog I received from Restoration Hardware.  They are using lots of natural elements with woods, pine cones, faux furs and muted colors which I love, so I hunted around and found some MUCH LESS expensive pieces to create my own version this year.

Here's a peek into my morning of fun!

Lots of sparkle and vintage tinsel adorn my Victorian mirror in the dining room.  I usually leave this up until end of February.
My new purchases all from HomeGoods - love the rustic colors!  The driftwood tree was over $80 at Restoration Hardware... got it for $30.  Santa was $12.99 and the bronze, glass tree sold for close to $40 at Pottery Barn was only $9.99!  PEOPLE!
My large, glass hurricane candle holder got a re-vamp with some basic plastic ball garland and glittery birds I got last year at Pottery Barn (after Christmas sale!)  When I light the candle in the center... Sparkle galore!!
Crystal snowflakes hang down from the dining room chandelier 
Clusters of my rustic pottery mixed in with more driftwood trees and "golden geese eggs" (FYI - the smaller trees were also at HomeGoods and went down to as low as $4.99) are set around the house on tabletops to make the overall look cohesive throughout the house.
I love to adorn the spirits with fun, sparkly ornaments since all are pretty much out on display and in constant use for the next month. 
My most treasured piece of artwork ~ Van Gogh's Starry Nights ~ beautifully re-drawn by my Father gets a little holiday cheers as well!
There is glitter everywhere and I love it!  I just hope the kittens don't start licking!
Mr. Baggage is currently on "outside lights" duty... I must go give my stamp of approval!
Have a fun weekend!

P.S. - I'm going to search out an old birdcage at a vintage shop and add this into the mix next weekend!  Don't you love it?

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