Monday, December 15, 2008

Pearls, Lace, Glitter, And Stars Thats What the Holidays are Made Of




I'm way behind on Christmas decorating this year. My style and taste have changed sooo much in the past year that when I started opening all my boxes of decorations I was like "oh this will NOT due!" I culled my tree decorations to only meaningful ones and got rid of anything that had regular glitter. It just does not compare to glass glitter and silver glitter. I am ruined for life on glitter! After cherry picking my favorites (the family's too) we weren't left with much. So I have been making and hunting for decorations more to my style. Its a slow process but a very enjoyable one. So far this shelf is all I have finished. I LOVE it. Christmas past! I wish I could do the whole house in this style but the hubby and kidos would be so sad! I will show you more as I finish decorating. It may be Christmas eve before I'm done!
Thanks for all the comments on my last post. I am overwhelmed and tickled pink by all of you!

15 comments:

Lori said...

Brandy, that really looks SO stunning!!! i love how you used the cabinet cards for your vignette...psssst: you can always glitter over something with your glass or silver glitter...i have done that with great success!!!

The Blue Plum Shop said...

what a gorgeous shelf and decorations!

LiLi M. said...

This is simply stunning! I love it! Do you know the (Danish) books of Jeanne d'Arc Living, like 'Franske Stemninger' or 'Jul' ? I think Carol Spinski (blog 'raised in cotton') sells them in the States. I think their style is just your cup of tea.

TinyBear said...

I love your style, and your shelf is beautiful. I know the book Lili M. is talking about (as I´m from Denmark lol). Beautiful book. Frech inspired. Thanks for sharing these beautiful photos of your shelf.
Tina

lorhen82 said...

Can I have your shelf??? Just asking! =)

I'm so in love with old pictures, and I have mine displayed on my dresser in my bedroom.

Great decorating job!

~ Junkyard Jennifer said...

This display is stunning.

I know the feeling! My style has recently evolved as well, and I'm sad to say I have very little that I like in the 'Christmas department' - even though I have about five large totes full! I put out a bunch of 'homespun' decor this year but it's not what my heart really wanted. It all takes time...

I especially love that star in the middle on top of the shelf.

~ Jennifer

Monica said...

its beautiful!
Love the wreaths and stars :)

luckygirlgifts said...

I think it looks fantastic. Keep up the great work. I too am in the process of reworking all of the old decorations to suit my new tastes. Good Luck. If you don't finish this year, like me, just try to make some during the year. I always get sidetracked though with the other Holidays. maybe you'll do better.
Happy Holidays, Cari B

Loudlife said...

Sister, everything you do is sooooo adorable, I can't imagine you would have stuff throw out! But on the other hand, I know what you mean about taste evolving. Right now the DH and I are dying to repaint our living room - the one our friends so lovingly and generously helped us paint just five years ago...

Happy Christmas!
Laurie

P.S. Funny, the verification word is "kingly."

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

That shelf is absolutely gorgeous. I would love a whole room that looked like that!

Can't wait to see more.

Shannon

Kim said...

from the comments I've read , this little issue seems to be going around , and is happening at my house too lol. Your shelf is lovely though and I hope you post more photo's as you go along!

Alisa said...

Beautiful!!!
I have to say though, I sure am glad that I'm not the only one still trying to get decorations up! lol

Andrea said...

I'm sooo lovin' your mantle...that's so me too :o)

Eileen Terwilliger said...

Your mantle display is so lovely. Thank you so much for sharing this. Everything has just the right amount of worn and wonderful look to it. I just WISH I could get away with this at my house, but hubby would be painting away all the chips on the mantle. He thinks patina is a bad thing!

Little Brown Sparrow said...

This post is so wonderfully inspiring...I am so jealous! Every single year I think 'I'll be ready and super-awesome this christmas!' and I never am. I've had a hard month though, my mind just wasn't on it.

But next year- it'll be great!

01 09 10