Sunday, December 22, 2013
Touches of Red, Green, and Gold
Where has this month gone? It's hard to believe I haven't had time to write a post since the 12th! Life has been a whirlwind for the past week, but I am happy to say it has now calmed down a bit. It was one of the hardest of my life concerning a couple different issues, but God is good and is answering my prayers and all is well for now....so on to the happy news!
My daughter is going to be home either tomorrow night or Tuesday morning and will be here until sometime next weekend, so I thought I would spread some Christmas cheer around the guest room for her to enjoy during her stay. I hope you enjoy taking a peek around too!
I used the traditional colors of Christmas...red and green as well as gold.
I added several things to the windowsill. I love the vintage elves! I bought these earlier in the year at a thrift store or yard sale....I don't remember. Anywho, I got a great deal on them and discovered that they go for a good price on Etsy, so I put them in my inventory. But...since I have yet to open an Etsy store, I decided to use them this year! That's the great thing about vintage. I can use things until I get tired of them and then sell them for for just as much as I would have originally...:) My favorite elf is the one with the book....my Miranda is a bookworm!
The basket of vintage bottles is so pretty with the red berries and spray of beads as well as the leaves I spray painted gold.
I love the mosaic candle holder I thrifted a few years ago. I did have it in the living room, but since it is red, green, and gold, I nabbed it to place on the windowsill.
Christmas cheer hangs from the wall rack as well. The Santa's were gifts from my Secret Santa at work..:)
I finally finished the tray I thrifted a few weeks ago. It was country blue with ducks and cats painted on it and wooden handles. The hubby got rid of the wooden handles, I spray painted it gold , and he added the new glass handles for me. It is so pretty now.
I added a Christmas tree jar, the bell jar, and a pretty cup...all thrifted at some point or another!
Here's an overview of the room. I added white lights to the headboard. It is so pretty at night. You can see the new glass knobs on the top dresser drawer in this photo.
Here's a close-up.....love them!
I added red flowers to the wall pocket on the left and I finally got my antique frame hung. For now I just backed it with some of my alphabet burlap and taped my vintage postcards to the front with some craft tape.
Does it look ok? Please be honest!
I had nowhere else to display them and thought they looked good in this room, but I'm not so sure this works.
Here's a closer look.
Here's the beautiful detailing on the frame. I am thinking of dry-brushing it white or gold so it will be more noticeable.
What do you think? Which color should I use?
The chest of drawers looks so pretty with the candlelight.
Here are some more leaves I painted gold...:)
I added a Christmas plate and a sweet little metal church.
I added an ornament to the nest.
I love this pretty gold glittered bottle brush tree I thrifted a couple years ago in Tallahassee. It goes nicely with the color scheme I chose for the room.
Last thing is the sweet Crayola tin I added to the top of Miranda's little stool she has had since she was a baby. It looks perfect with the yellow cover...:)
I hope you enjoyed the tour. I have been busy all day cleaning house, decorating the guest room, and making lists of what I need to pick up tomorrow. I am praying I finish up tomorrow so I don't have to leave my house Christmas Eve until we go to my mom and dad's house for our family Christmas get together.
I am hoping to be back tomorrow with a post featuring my Christmas tree and some of my favorite ornaments, but in case I don't have time, I pray each of you have a blessed and beautiful Christmas.
Until next time.....