Friday, December 15, 2017

Holiday Decor With Hermes Boxes

Several years ago I purchased a stack of Hermes scarf boxes.  I've mostly been using them as risers when styling my chrome bookshelves in my family room.   For the holidays, I scooted one of the bookshelves over to one side of the fireplace and styled it for Christmas.  

I added some sparkle with a vintage Christmas tree, some stylized silver deer, and a sequined table runner on the mantel.  The  disco balls are from the living room floor.  I gathered them up and placed them in and around my Chinoiserie planter and filled the gaps with magnolia. 


The mantel was too narrow for the magnolia branches, so I placed a few magnolia sprigs in some flat-backed urns and layered them in front of the architectural posters.  The branches are from my back yard.  (I may have painted them orange.)


What's a room without some fur?



Stacked Hermes boxes, shed antlers, and wooden ornaments, purchased long ago from West Elm, fill the shelves.











More boxes under the tree and another sequined deer.





Here's a peek through the tree branches.





I'm really down to the wire here for Christmas.  I still have to decorate our tree.  It's only been in the stand for two weeks waiting for me.  

How is your holiday decorating going?

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Our First Snow of 2017

After several weeks of temps approaching 60 degrees, winter has finally arrived in Maryland.   
As the images progress you'll see that the snowfall increases.

LOOKING OUT THE BACK WINDOW

I've managed to get some wreaths up.  That's about it for my holiday decor at this point.


I have this wonderful sphere suspended above my table on my screened porch.  
If you missed my porch reno, go here.
MY SNOW-COVERED BACK YARD

I loved this closer shot of the yard through the sphere too.
ANOTHER VIEW THROUGH THE SPHERE

The front yard is covering up quickly.
SNOW-CAPPED ORB IN MY FRONT YARD

LOOKING OUT THROUGH THE KITCHEN WINDOW

Did you notice the rose through the window?
MY LAST ROSE

Shooting into the light from the sun room creates a light/dark contrast.   
Some of the Fall leaves are still hanging on.
LOOKING OUT FROM THE SUN ROOM

A BRIGHTER LOOK FROM THE SUN ROOM

Have signs of winter arrived in your area yet?