Friday, October 22, 2010


Fall is finally here and now is the time to bring all its beauty & glory into your home. I recently spoke at a homemakers group & showed several ways to bring fall throughout your home.
I first decorated the dining room with an eclectic mix of "country" pumpkins, magnolia leaves, feathers, & hydrangeas. The dining table is outfitted with beautiful magnolia garland that is layered with a feather & natural grass garland. Several country pumpkins were mixed in the garland along with gold gilded magnolia cones. Two Asian ginger jars were filled with fresh magnolia and dried gold painted oak leaf hydrangeas. The buffet is decorated with a pheasant feather & natural grass wreath & gold magnolia cones. A glass cake stand is in the center with a beautiful pumpkin tureen filled with natural magnolia leaves & gold painted oak leaf hydrangeas.
I next decorated a hunt board with an antique tole tray topped with a terracotta pot. I added a great orange berry garland around the pot & cascading around the tray. I next added a wonderful ceramic pumpkin in the center of the pot & added some fall leaves to complete the fall centerpiece.
I love Halloween, so I wanted to show how to bring "classy" Halloween into your home without it being too childish or too scary. I took a weathered bird cage and added lichen branches & dried purple beauty berry branches. To complete the look I added a fabulous black raven to watch over your home.
I didn't want to forget Christmas, so I showed how to decorate a coffee table. I took one of our new rustic metal deer centerpieces and wrapped the inside & outside with a great new glittery pine garland that has silver, gold, & bronze ball ornaments attached. I then filled the center of the basket with over sized gold & silver pine cone ornaments and acorn mercury glass ornaments. To complete the look I added two extra tall candle holders with 18" candles for festive drama.
Always remember to add layers of texture, color, & height to your decorating & you can make your own home look professionally decorated! Happy Holidays to everyone!
Please remember to come see us for our wonderful Christmas Open House Sunday, November 7th, 1:30-6:00. Come see how we transform the shop into a winter wonderland.

Friday, October 15, 2010


Thanks to everyone who flew in for our 2nd annual Witches' Night Out. We had so much fun and we were so impressed with all the extravagant witch's hats that were worn! This was our largest crowd and many of you flew out with many wonderful treasures. Our blood orange martinis were the biggest hit along with our sweet roasted toads tongues dip on cream cheese (this was our delicious roasted pineapple habanero dip). We hope to see you at our next big event, our HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE, Sunday, November 7th, 1:30pm-6:pm. Hope to see everyone soon!