Saturday, November 14, 2009

Yesterday Wren and I headed back to Michael's to get some more ribbons to finish a few more garlands for around the house this holiday season when we saw this awesome rainbow of glitter!!! Isn't it pretty?
I have always been a fan of a glittery-christmas (I know some are over it, but I don't think you can ever have too much glitter during the holidays). Maybe we will do some cards or something that lets us use every color!


Thank you again for all your amazing powder room suggestions!!! Thanks to a few suggestions to add sconces on either side of the mirror I brought these home from HomeSense last week. Of course when I got them in the room I discovered the right one wouldn't have enough room between the wall and the current mirror since the back plate is fairly substantial. But I loved them too much and just had to find a new spot for them while the hunt for ones that fit continues so I thought they would add a little touch of shiny elegance to the family room fireplace.

I just changed the chalk board this weekend, slowly getting ready for the holidays. As they get closer I will be adding fresh greenery and a garland to the mantle, a well as our stockings. So in the meantime it is admittedly a little bare. But change is good~

23 comments:

Get Your Martha On said...

Love the sconces. Are they candle sconces or actual electrical sconces? Please say candle, please say candle, please say candle ...

Holly and Sean said...

Yup! They are candle!!! Easy to hang~

Holly and Sean said...

Oh yeah, and you can't beat $20!

Melissa said...

love the glitter! can't wait to see the glittery projects!

Get Your Martha On said...

Ah, NOW I see the candles. Yay!

Mary said...

I am so with you on the glitter! Love it and its just not Christmas without it! And, I have to say...that coffee table really is awesome! ;o) ~mary~

Thousand Times Over said...

You are so well at placing things in the right space!

Kasey said...

it looks great.
xo

Amanda Naomi said...

those sconces are b-e-a-utiful! perfect over the fireplace. btw, love your big chalk board too, and being talented with fancy writing capabilities sure does come in handy it seems. :) consider this girl, jealous.

{ L } said...

Your chalkboard writing is beautiful!!

MrsKBJ said...

It looks great! I love the chalk board wrighting. Did you do that free handed?

Krystal Wight Armstrong said...
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Krystal Wight Armstrong said...

Beautiful hand-lettering (my typography professor would be impressed)! And I love the sparkly sconces...they seem just intitme to bring a little extra Christmas warmth to a room :)

Holly and Sean said...

Awww thanks everyone! I did the writing freehand, but have always had a problem with things not centering and kind of sliding down the right side of the page and it shows LOL. But I am going to convince myself it gives it character and try really hard not to be a perfectionist~

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Kalee said...

My husband got a little worried as I began reaching for the screen muttering "must have sparkles." Eh, I too love glitter for the season!

And the sconces work perfectly in that room!

Meredith said...

That glitter pack is amazing - I just made some Christmas postcards and used some glittery embossing powder and they were GREAT! Glittery Christmases really are the best. When else do you get to be that glam?

Also, I don't know how you manage to be so darn artistic, but I love those sconces, and it seems like every time you add something it just turns out gorgeous. Keep up the great work, I love your blog!

E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

Yummy glitter colors!

And must say what beautiful handwriting!

Becky said...

Hi Holly, I love your style! You have inspired me to start my own little business. Can you tell me the exact model# of Campbell Hausfeld sprayer that you use? Do you only use water-based paint? When you distress your furniture what do you do it with; sand paper, a chisel? Do you use a stain or a glaze and what color? I couldn't find the answers on your FAQ's Thanks!

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

I love the Martha Stewart glitter. I was eying it this weekend while out. Can't wait to see your home during the holidays!

Amber said...

I need that glitter set!!

tiffany said...

I can't wait to see all your christmas projects! You always inspire! As far as my camera goes, I just use my Nikon D40 with the lens it came with. I never use the flash so I think that helps. I've got one area in my house that just seems to take amazing pictures--the light must just be perfect there because I know it's not me! It's surrounded with windows so I think all that natural light must do wonders. Sometimes I'll bump up the exposure on flikr too (with the piknik editing feature.) I hope that helps, but your photos hardly need help! They are always gorgeous!

The Minert's said...

Love love love your blog...I have been a follower for a few months now, let me just tell you I love your work! Keep up the good work. Love glitter as well nothing else makes Christmas decor as festive as a little glitter sparkle! Can't wait to see your holiday projects! Summer

 
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