Monday, December 15, 2014

Our Christmas Tree 2014

Happy Monday! I hope that you had a great weekend. The Christmas fluffing is basically finished around here. Today, I'm just doing a short post, sharing our Christmas tree . This year, I wanted to celebrate a classic Christmas, with lots of traditional red, green and gold, with plaid accents.


This year, the tree is filled with all of our collectible ornaments. There are many memories on this tree. I also added in a few pinecones and red berries, as well as my signature fleur de lis and poinsettia ornaments. 


The topper is a cluster of pine branches, red berries and pinecones. I finished the tree with trails of plaid ribbon. 


A gold banner hangs from the lower branches of the tree that says, "Seasons Greetings". It hangs above a vintage wicker sleigh that holds all of the greeting cards that we receive.


And that's our tree for 2014!


I'm basically finished with decorating around here. Hopefully, I'll have the kitchen and dining room photos ready to share soon. The plaid continues in the dining room; and the tablescape is being built around these plaid plates from Williams-Sonoma. Here is a sneak peek...


I hope you're enjoying the holidays!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

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!