Here is the post I have been waiting to do! I am excited to share with all of you the details that went into this special party for 14 of my friends and family. I was inspired by many things that I had seen on pinterest and in magazines, but recreated them in my own way see post here. I have already been asked to do it again next year! It won't be hard to talk me into it.
I simple strung a piece of white velvet with a few snowflake ornaments and above that, a string of extra crystals.
The idea to put all these tappers into the fireplace was totally last minute: I didn't have a spot for them on the table because I needed the space for food but I wanted them somewhere...the fireplace!
My favorite thing about the decorations this year is the branch I (my husband) hung between the two rooms. It is just large enough to add drama. I would have liked to add snow to it so that it showed up better at night, but I added snowflake ornaments hanging from it to add a bit of sparkle and reinforce my "White Christmas" theme.
|My tree has blue, green, brown, gold, silver and white ornaments this year. It was more about matching the scheme of my house than anything. I also added live white roses and more snowflake ornaments.|
I hung this branchy and icy looking beaded wreath in front of my large mirror in the dining room. I really like the affect.
Icicle ornaments and more snowflake ornaments add a lot to my dining room chandelier.
This year I really wanted my tree in a basket. After half a day of trying, my poor husband (who deserves an award) made it happen. I really love it. I used brown wrapping paper with gold metallic wood grain and lots of green satin ribbon this year. I underscored the "White Christmas" theme with woodland elements.
I have a little table top tree in my kitchen with blue and white mini ceramic ornaments. I have always wanted a tree in my kitchen!
I got these candle holders from Jo Ann's for 70% off. They were $3 each! Wish I could have snagged a few more.
These candle sconces are supposed to hold plates in the center, but I didn't want to do that. What to do? I decided to snip a bunch of rosemary from my garden and make simple little wreaths to hang instead.
I have a collection of Christmas houses that I placed down my hallway on the cupboard top. I used books to prop them at different heights.
I think all our guests had a nice time eating and talking between a drink or two.
As it is Christmas Eve I hope all of you are relaxing or maybe wrapping a few last gifts while enjoying your own gatherings of family and friends.