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Friday, November 13, 2015

How to Decorate a Christmas Table

Preparing for the holidays and making things feel like home for my family is what its all about. Decorating doesn't have to be stressful. I do however want to make things they will enjoy.
It is the best time to share a moment with family and friends. It is one of the few times we get to sit at the table with each other and laugh, talk and be thankful.

I have always enjoyed decorating for the holidays. Part of that decorating is coming up with different ideas for my holiday table. The kids get a big kick out of it and the adults seem to like it too. I try to decorate for both to enjoy.

 I managed to find almost everything I needed for this one at a home decor store, florist and backyard.
I went with a plaid motif and dressed it up a little but still kept it a little rustic. I found a set of chargers to highlight my set of pottery dishes. All in all, even with fresh flowers, it was an inexpensive table setting.

I used some plaid scarfs for table runners and added my red chargers and plates. 
I found some stuffed plaid deer ornaments that I really though the young ones would love. Later they can take it home for their tree.

I folded wire ribbon to act like a pocket for the silverware. This way I can use any napkins I choose.

I love using fresh flowers and at Christmas using greens. An inexpensive way is to cut from the yard if you are able. I also used birch logs for my centerpiece.

 I stacked three logs and started adding white mini carnations, green spider mums and greenery. Eucalyptus mixed with pine and flowers made this pop on the table and it smells wonderful.

The last thing I did was add that sweet little reindeer and the glass vases.

Plaid is so popular this year. He look so good in it too! 
Love the way the table looks. I think the family will love it too.

Filled the large vases with pine cones and wrapped it in the same plaid ribbon that I used for the flatware. It gave height to the table.

It feels so festive. No table is complete till the family gathers around it. 
I think we will enjoy this one this year.

What will you decorate with this year?

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Harry Potter Party

Love fall and all it has to offer in decorating. This year the weather has been cooperating and it has been pretty nice and comfortable. Oaklands Mansion in Murfreesboro had its first Oktoberfest and Dreamingincolor had some fun!

I thought it would be nice to decorate with a Harry Potter theme for fall and have a party. We got all decked out on our porch with a Harry scarecrow and Hogwarts train. 

Thursday, September 24, 2015

French Desk

Hi everyone! Hope you are enjoying fall. Fall is my favorite time of year. At the store we are getting ready with our new theme of the season. That means decorating!! Remember last year? This is when I can get to be even more creative. I wind up spending too much time on it but I love it! I can't wait to show you when it is done.

In the meantime, I got a few desks in. One kidney shaped, two french.
One was a child's french desk. As I was gathering them to show a customer, I had them stacked. The woman bought the large french desk. Another woman cam in and saw the child's desk and had to have it for her granddaughter's room. She brought in fabric so it could have a custom look.

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Fall Light-Up Topiary

Don't you just love fall? 

All the beautiful colors and textures are everywhere. Once again I find myself decorating and sprucing up the house. I am always looking for a way to create something. Last year I decorated outside with some fun budget friendly ideas. This year I am looking for table ideas.

I just love all the fall decor out there. The pumpkins come in all different colors, textures and sizes. 
When I came across this Owl candle holder I knew I would incorporate all this in my design.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Mid Century Chest of Drawers

Lots of things going on around here. We are headed into the holidays and things are hustling. Dreamingincolor will be 2 in a couple of months!! I can't believe it. 

The biggest news is my son got engaged on Aug 4th. I will be in wedding mode from here on out!! Not only am I getting a daughter-in-law, I am also getting a grandson who is 6 years old!! Instant grandma and I cannot be more thrilled. He is just adorable. They also just bought a house so hopefully they will be shopping for some furniture at Dreamingincolor! *wink *wink

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Starburst Clock

Don't you wish you had more time?

Well I can't help you there but what I can do is show you how to keep track of it creating this trendy Starburst Clock.

If you look in all the magazines lately you will see another "old" trend resurfacing. Starbursts!
Starburst mirrors, clocks and wall decor. The are made from everything, wood, metal, and various objects. If you look at this trend you will also notice they can be quite pricey.

When I see something too trendy I decide it is better to make it myself. It saves money, period.
This is not always the case but when you shop smart you can make some affordable decor.
I love the ease of this project too.

There are few supplies and steps to achieve this look. 
On my little shopping excursion to Old Time Pottery I fell in love with these clocks and the colors available. Turquoise is another trend right now and boy do we love it!

I found a 16" clock that was turquoise with white numbers and silver chrome casing. This is how I got started.

There were all types of silverware. I went with a complete set so I had different sizes and varieties. Large and small forks and spoon. I left the knives out this time. I matched the chrome with the clock casing.
*NOTE Make sure the silverware utensil handles are flat. I learned this by doing. It is much easier to apply when flat

You may notice a table in this picture. I am going to use this too. Lets just say you are getting two for the price of one project today. You can choose your favorite!

One important thing to have on hand for this Starburst Utensil Clock is E6000. The glue will set the silverware firmly to the back of the clock.

Choose which utensils you want to use. To keep them spaced apart I used the minutes on the clock as my measuring guide and a sharpie to mark on the side where I need to glue. This help so there is no flipping the clock back and forth.

Use something heavy to place on top of handle. The weight will help the piece adhere to the glue. Let dry overnight.

Love the fun look!

And remember the table from above. It is a 15" inch round. The 16" clock fit perfect on the top of it to make it in to a clock table. 

Talk about simple! I love the look and it fits perfectly.

So there you have it. A clock used in two trendy affordable ways.
Some great home decor or back to school furniture.