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’ll have a Blue Christmas Part 2
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
Christmas until February?
After spending all the time and energy designing a Christmas theme, sometimes it is nice to figure out a way to transition it to a winter look. This theme is simple in concept – the color scheme is red & gold and the decor focal point is poinsettias. What makes this special and fresh is… Continue reading Christmas until February?