Monday, December 8, 2014

~Christmas Touches on the Coffee Table~

I am enjoying the process of adding a few seasonal touches to my holiday home. In my last post, I shared my holiday mantel. Over the past few days, I've been tinkering with a classic look for the coffee table...


Our coffee table is oversized and can handle a variety of accents.
I started with a silver teapot and a large, embossed silver tray...


I added a few pinecones to the tray and red roses, with a pine branch, to the teapot...


A small stack of red plaid napkins are ready for treats and snacks; and what would Christmas be without a display of antlers?


The oversized brass, glass and marble-based hurricane has been hiding out in one of the guest rooms. I thought it would be a great addition for a classic look. I simply filled it with a large pillar candle, surrounded by cranberries...


On the opposite side of the table, a stack of boxes complete the look...


And, that is my coffee table decor!
Hopefully, I will work on my tree this weekend; and have it ready to share soon. Hope you're having fun decorating your homes!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

~Christmas Mantel 2014~

Hi Everyone! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!
Today, I just wanted to share my Christmas mantel. I usually get inspired by some place that I've visited; and Charleston had that effect on me. This year, I wanted a simple, classic look, with traditional red and green decor, and lots of plaid ribbon!



When I think of classic style, I immediately think of my all-time favorite designer... Ralph Lauren. I love his various interpretations; and I've tweaked the look for our decor. His signature style is very equestrian; and I've incorporated a 'touch' of it in my mantel decor. 

There are horses and horseshoes...



Miniature silver trophies...


And a fox or two...


I even used my Ralph Lauren wellies on the hearth...


Along with a rustic, wood and leather trunk...



Our stockings are making another appearance this year, sporting our initials...


And the gold-leafed reindeer are sporting plaid bows and sprigs of evergreens and berries...


And that's our mantel for this year!


Normally, I am finished with my decor by now. But, I've decided to take my time this year. I always feel so rushed to get everything done, just to get my blog posts out. This year, I just want to savor the season. It goes so fast!

Thanks so much for stopping by!