My mom went shopping with me at Michael's to get some new Christmas supplies. She looked at me like I was crazy when I picked out this leopard print ribbon and told her it was for the tree. She ended up really liking it with the other tree decorations though. I love those reindeer ornaments, and might have to go buy some more.
Once the tree was decorated, I realized I could decorate above the curtains using a similar ribbon as on the tree. I also hung a string of lights and added small white ornaments.
This small coffee table is right in front of the tree. I found these candle stick pillars on sale, but they were in rough shape. A little gold spray paint really spruced them up. I used a plain Christmas wreath around the pillars and added gold ribbon and pine cones.
My little guy and I collected those pine cones about 2 weeks ago while on a walk. After baking them at 250 degrees for 45 minutes to get rid of any critters, I also used them on the wreath on the dining room table.
This is the same hurricane as in my DIY Williams-Sonoma Hurricane post. I replaced the leaves for pecans that came a friend's back yard/pecan orchard.
As you can see, I went with a hunter green table cloth and bronze colored runner. I love using these gold chargers and gold rimmed china pretty much every chance I get.
I have 2 of these square glass candle holders on small square mirrors on the table. Inside are coffee beans and vanilla scented candles, which smell amazing when lit. I decided not to put anything else on the table (at least not yet) since I liked the simple way the table looked.
Our formal living room and dinning room are connected, so I wanted the colors to go well together. I love finally having some decorating done, and it has been so pleasant sitting in there the past 2 days. We've just started decorating the kitchen and guest bathroom with lots of red and silver. Stay tuned to see how that turns out.
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