Holiday Hearth 2012

Detail Garland and Ribbon

Happy Holidays!  Here is this years hearth!

Holiday Hearth 2012

Holiday Hearth 2012

I actually bought some new decorations this year.  The two lanterns filled with ornaments on the left, and the swag with ribbon across the top are new.  I bought the lanterns from Old Kings Lane with “free-monee” from Capital One (sweet) and the swag and ribbon are both from Michaels.  The ornaments are from Home Goods.  I got a HUGE tub of them so I’ve been able to use some on a wreath (see here), and I’m hoping to put more out in random containers, as is the fashion.

Here’s a closeup of the lanterns:

Lanterns Filled with Ornaments

Lanterns Filled with Ornaments

I am really digging the silver and gold theme this year.  Very muted and understated while being sophisticated and beautiful.  The thing in front of the lanterns is a flameless candle that was involved in a glitter explosion.  Said explosion must have been at the factory because I bought it looking like that (Michaels again, last year).

On the other side, I have placed my (very old) mini tree on top of a painted cheese box.  This cheese box I just gave a couple of light coats with off white spray paint.  At one point I wanted to actually paint something on it.  I may still do that.

Little Tree Vignette

Little Tree Vignette

The candle was a gift from a friend and smells like yummy cookies.  I decorated the tree with all mini-ball ornaments from Target.

I found this garland at Michaels this year and bought it with a coupon.  It has a mix of faux magnolia leaves, fruit, holly, and berries.  It has been painted silver and a little bit of gold.  The fruit must have been in the same glitter factory explosion.  The ribbon I just wound around it and hung the whole thing up with some command hooks.  Those things are awesome.

Detail Garland and Ribbon

Detail Garland and Ribbon

It feels good to get things looking festive around here!