The dogs know something is up! Too many boxes sitting around, paper all over the place,
what is going on here! We need our nap time!
Really Susan- can't this wait until tomorrow? I need my rest-
And so the annual ritual begins- with two dogs sitting on the sofa watching every move I make.
First it's time to make some bows. I am in love with this new ribbon from D. Stevens. Purple, raisin and plum tapestry with gold pleated edging.
I begin by decorating the sconces in the living room with vintage silver bottle brush and velvet morning glories with crystal centers. This new ribbon is perfect, adding many shades of purple to the arrangement.
Next to the fireplace- snowy kale and lavender magnolias- a new look for this year.
A Jay Strongwater pillow is perfect for this setting.
Next on to the big skirted table. A huge arrangement of gilded branches, hydrangeas, and pearls fills an urn.
Dogs still resting-
Time to start a little holiday cheer in the kitchen.
I'll start with the bistro shelves and add a few ornaments.
One of my favorite green and red ornaments-looks wonderful with tartan.
Fill the mercury glass samovars with frosted kale, evergreens and berries.
Harry's opinion about the whole holiday decoration scene-
Sorry dogs- much more decorating to do!