Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Lots of Glitter is a Good Thing !!!

Luv, luv, luv the way the house is decorated this year! I've got some new things and always try to mix things up. There's a lot of glitter this year and I really like it!

This is a photo of our family travel tree. We always try to buy an ornament everywhere we go and the Alpine tree looks so pretty in the foyer.
Hard to tell in the photo above but the two "presents" are covered in glitter and the polka dot one opens up and holds a tea lite. The three green vases in the back to the far right I got from work. They must have been left over from a wedding or some other event because there were dozens of them! I thought they'd be cool for Christmas decorations. Not sure yet if I'm going to put something in them (like silver, glitter tree branches?) or just leave them alone.
Really into "subway art" this year (hello Etsy my old friend!) and have some similar decorations for Halloween and Thanksgiving. Again, hard to tell but the wording is all done is red glitter. Looks very pretty when the tea lights in the red votive holders are lit.

The silver placemats in the dining room are new this year. My mom doesn't like the napkins and napkins rings on top of the plate because it hides the Christmas tree pattern.

But this is what my table really looks like. My mom made those napkins rings years & years ago when she used to do ceramics as a hobby. There are 8 of them and a couple of years ago one of the stars broke off (Cosmo fixed it w/ gorilla glue).

I can't remember what I did for last year's centerpiece so I tried to stay with the red & white snowflake theme of my table linens. This is a wrought iron cake stand, a clear glass plate with bubbles and some ornaments and candles. Some of the candle holders I had, a couple I purchased this year.

And here's the complete table. I love the layered look and using all of my different glassware. It drives the girls insane and they say the table is too busy. The red champagne glasses I've had for years and also use them for Valentine's Day and 4th of July. Can't remember where the snowman glasses came from but the Christmas tree highballs were a housewarming gift from my brother-in-law and sister-in-law when we first moved into this house and they match my dishes. Have no idea where the hand-painted peppermint wine glasses came from either (maybe a dirty Santa one year??).

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