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Happy Holidays to All!

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I’ve gotten a bit caught up in the last minute details of this weekend’s Christmas festivities so I haven’t posted this week. I have lots of ideas for January and beyond so I hope to start off the new year with a bang. I will probably be on a limited schedule next week as well, but I will be posting about some awesome transitional ideas for mixing up your holiday decor and helping to ring in the New Year. Continue reading “Happy Holidays to All!”

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Friday Flair: Modern Malachite

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I follow a lot of trends, but I also go with what my heart and soul are drawn to. It doesn’t matter that it might have gotten popular a few years ago or that it might not make a real comeback for a few more years. If you have seen my Living Room Christmas decor you will quickly realize I am having a renewed love affair with all things neoclassical. I was really into it early on in my 20’s and was always a huge fan of Ballard Designs who carried a lot of these types of items back in the 1990s. Well on that note, I think Malachite fits right in with my Black, White, and Gold ornate motifs! Continue reading “Friday Flair: Modern Malachite”

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My Whimsical Christmas Kitchen

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Everyone needs a little whimsy and what better time than the holidays and in the kitchen! I have an absolutely tiny vintage galley kitchen, so there isn’t a lot of room to do much, but I always display my Snowman collection. I’ve been collecting vintage ones for many years; many are ceramic, wax, or candles. Some are in great condition, some not so much, but I think they all have a ton of charm. I rarely buy any new ones unless they are reproductions of vintage styles. This year, I bought a vintage three-tiered tin tray to display them in. It’s a little rustic and shabby, but all kitchen. Continue reading “My Whimsical Christmas Kitchen”

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Room Tour: The Details of My Black, White, and Gold Christmas Living Room

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Last week I shared my Christmas tree and mantel decorated with a black, white, and gold theme. Today, I want to share the rest of my living room with you so that you get the whole picture. Continue reading “Room Tour: The Details of My Black, White, and Gold Christmas Living Room”

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Room Tour: Black, White, and Gold Christmas

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Welcome to my Living Room Christmas Tour! Today I will highlight my tree and my mantel. This year I decided to go with a Black, White, and Gold theme. I’ve done varieties of this in years past, but I decided to go a little old school and channel my love for Ballard Designs back in the day. They do say, what’s old is new again, so that’s what I am going with. I have added boxwood for greenery, some neoclassical accents, and plenty of gold. Continue reading “Room Tour: Black, White, and Gold Christmas”

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Friday Flair: Cookie Art

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I am a baker, I make cookies every year, but I am not good at decorating them and I am most certainly not a cookie artist! I have visions of perfectly flooded royal icing in seasonal colors on wonderfully shaped cookies with scrolling details and shimmering glitter accents, but you see, that is all in my head. I decided many years ago to stop trying to decorate cookies and just make really good non-cookie cutter cookies! But, that does not mean I can’t look. Continue reading “Friday Flair: Cookie Art”