Known as Carnival around the world, “Fasching” is German for the winter celebration. It is the time before the Christian season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday and is a period of preparation for Easter Sunday. Until about 100 years ago, Fasching started on January 6th (Epiphany). These days, the official start of Fasching… Continue reading Fasching
As much fun as it was to decorate and celebrate, the inevitable always happens…..Christmas decor must come down. It goes faster taking things down than putting them up, but the excitement and thrill of the season is definitely missing. To keep it more interesting, I took inventory of everything I used to give you an… Continue reading Christmas Unwind
I started this Dept 56 collection when I returned to the USA from living in Austria in 1991. It started with just the church building. Over the years, the collection grew. One year I was able to take advantage of a shop owner retiring and selling, at a great discount, all of their display accessories,… Continue reading A Christmas Tradition
In Part 1, I shared how I established the theme and decorated the Dining room. To carry the theme of Blue, Gold, and Angels to the rest of the house, I start in the Great room. I adorn the fireplace mantel similarly to the Dining room, but with some variations. A small canvas of the… Continue reading I’ll have a Blue Christmas Part 2
Tired of Red and Green Christmas? Time to try Blue! Over the years I have done different themes using blue as the color. The tendency is to mix blue with white or silver for a cool (as in temperature or color wheel) winter look. This year I wanted the color to evoke a rich, elegant,… Continue reading I’ll have a Blue Christmas Part 1
This year’s Christmas decor will be Blue and Gold with Angels. The full article, I’ll Have a Blue Christmas, will be released after Thanksgiving, but I thought I would give a little teaser of what is to come! Large floral arrangements will flank the dining room fireplace, bringing the tree decor theme into this room.… Continue reading Christmas Prep
For my Fall into this Dining Room post, I focused on the tablescape – floral and decor theme. You can choose different color napkins or placement with various folds to create different emphasis. You may not have specialty themed dinnerware, flatware or glassware, so I thought I would show some variations on the theme. The… Continue reading Variations on a Theme
My floral inventory for seasonally themed decor didn’t happen over night. With each season and over the years, I have added where needed. Sometimes, I even need to purge and replace. Quality My overall goal, when combing the basic elements and focal floral stems, is to achieve an elevated look. When it comes to florals,… Continue reading Building a Floral Inventory
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