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!

Christmas-scapes of 2011

Ribbon Tree vignette

Just a few holiday decorations going on this year!

Christmas on the Larkin

Christmas on the Larkin

I know it may look a little sparse, I really keep things simple most of the time.  I’m also too cheap to buy too many decorations.  I think out of everything on this table, I bought the garland years ago.  The tree I’ve had since I was a little girl, and everything else I was gifted or inherited.

Tree and Pinecones

Tree and Pinecones

Ok, I did actually buy the mini ornaments on the tree last year from Target.  I spent $2 on two tubes of mini balls. The pine cones are in a small silver dish.

Brass Reindeer

Brass Reindeer

This brass reindeer is an ornament, but it is too heavy to hang on the tree.

In the front hallway I have some carolers from Germany.

Little Carolers

Little Carolers

My mom was given this set by her exchange family in Germany.  They are a bit worn now, and she has passed them on to me.  Even with missing books and paint, I think they’re adorable.

Ribbon Tree vignette

Ribbon Tree vignette

And finally, some new homemade decorations this year.  I made the ribbon trees out of glitter ribbon and styrofoam cones (seen here).  The little Joy craft project was easy, cheap and fun too!

Happy Holidays!!

 

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