Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Christmas Pretties In Pink

Hello again ~ today I am sharing just a few pics of
my pink and cream decorations on top of my tv stand.

I took my large, heavy concrete urn from my coffee table
and used it as the centerpiece.  I love how all of these
pretty pastels work together effortlessly...

I have had this little metal sleigh for a few years...it's a
thrift store find.  I filled the inside with vintage hand
painted pink balls along with vintage white glittered
drum and bell ornaments.

On the other side of the urn is a large glass cloche
filled with Christmas ornaments...nothing fancy here,
but I love the way it looks!  The rose topiary trees on
each side are from Target.  I purchased them
several years ago and I still love them!

That's it!  It doesn't take a lot to make a festive
display.  I hope you enjoyed viewing mine!


Sunday, December 15, 2013

My Christmas Tree!

Everyone else is doing it...so why not me?!  Today I am going to share my
Christmas tree with you all.  This year I decided to go with something quite
different than my usual tree.  I pulled out all of my very pale pastel vintage
ornaments and I just wasn't feeling it.  This year I'm in the mood to celebrate!
My husband had a very serious heart attack in September (what heart attack
isn't serious?!) and I am grateful that he is still here.  I wanted something
more cheerful, bright and happy!

I had a lot of hot pink balls in my collection that I had gathered the last few
years from thrift stores, as well as some larger, lighter pink glittered balls.
These two colors got me started.  I visited Hobby Lobby (two minutes from
my house which isn't necessarily a good thing!) and found that all of their
Christmas decor was on sale at 50% off.  I purchased silver snowflakes,
white glittered snowflakes, ornate glass ornaments with sprinkles on them
and the makings for the top of the tree.

I can't remember the last time I had a star on the top of my tree.  I decided to
go with a plain silver tinsel star along with those wild pink picks and some
other silver branch picks.  I love it!

Here are the silver snowflakes and you can see in the background some
other hot pink glittered snowflakes that came from Hobby Lobby as well.

A closeup view of everything put together.  There is also silver
beaded garland hung around the entire tree.

I absolutely LOVE these long glass ornaments.  I bought them in three
colors of pink and they have sprinkles on them.  They were in the
Candyland section of decorations in Hobby Lobby.  So pretty!

Another view...

The light pink balls are actually bulb covers that just fit over any Christmas
tree light.  I have tons of them and I have packed these things all over the
place.  I think I've had them since my early 20's...so a little while!

I hope you enjoyed my tree this year and I hope that you all
having something to celebrate this holiday season!


Saturday, December 14, 2013

My Christmas Chandelier

Today I thought that I would share my dining room chandelier.  I usually like
to decorate it for Christmas and in previous years I have had it loaded with
all sorts of Christmas ornaments, florals and baubles.  I wanted to go more
simple this year so I decided on two different types of ornaments.  I wanted
a little pop of color, but not too much!

I decided on these vintage pink ornaments for the very top.  I just love
the look of these...I am totally into silver this year and, of course, my
decor wouldn't be complete without the ubiquitous pink in it!

For the bottom I chose these gorgeous glass angel wing ornaments.  I
found these lovely treasures here in Salt Lake City at a warehouse decor 
store called Tai Pan Trading Company.  They are delicate glass and they
have pretty silver glitter accenting each wing.  I love the way they look
hanging around the bottom of the chandelier.

I managed to find eight of these at the end of the season last year and
they were almost giving them away.  I actually went back a second time
to find more, but they were all sold out!

Here is my little tablescape just below the chandelier.  I found this adorable 
pink crepe paper Christmas tree at my favorite decor boutique, Dear Lizzie.
I just love this tree!  It has silver glitter sparkled around each layer.  The rest
of the display is filled with silver candle holders on top of my large rose
resin mirror.  I love the way the mirror reflects everything!  It's so sparkly!

I hope you enjoyed my chandelier and I would like to
wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!


Friday, December 6, 2013

My Christmas Coffee Table

It has been over six months since my last post!  It has been
good, but rough year for the Stewarts.  I'm surprised that I
have any followers left!  More of that whole story later!

I thought I would start my blogging again with a little bit
of inspiration for Christmas!  You can see that I am getting
all of my silver polished up for the holidays.  The picture
above was definitely the storm before the calm!

I even had to resort to putting some of my pieces on the floor
because my counters were so full of stuff!  Why do I always
get these brainstorms at midnight?

Here is what I started with...a large silver tray in the center
of the coffee table and three very large silver vases on
the sides.

Then my very LARGE vintage trophy cup was added to the tray
along with some frosted glass votive candle holders...

I was searching for the right color of Christmas balls to put in
the trophy cup, but I didn't have enough.  What to do?  I
remembered that I had purchased a few bags of hot pink 
and silver present bows at Hobby Lobby a few days before.
Why not?  I like the way they look and they match the bright
colors on my tree this year (more on that in another post)!

I think that it looks pretty and very festive!

I added some shiny ornaments (that didn't fit on the tree)
in a little crystal bowl to give the tray some color.

With a little bit of imagination, you can make your holiday
displays look festive and pretty without breaking the bank!

Merry Christmas!

It's good to be back!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A Few New Treasures...

Just a few new treasures that have been added to the web site and
Etsy shoppe.  I hope you are having a wonderful day and are enjoying
some warm weather in your part of the country!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

A Hot Mess = A Shelf Makeover!

Have you ever decorated something years ago (okay, only a few years
ago!) and then woke up one day, looked at it and thought to yourself...
just what is that HOT MESS going on with that doo-dad?  In other
words, just what the heck was I thinking???

Well I am about to give you a lesson in the "what was I thinking"
category.  Take a look at that shelf above.  Three or so years ago,
I thought that it was the bomb!  Now to me it just looks like a bomb
went off and exploded CRAP all over my shelf!  (*_*)  I've had this
shabby shelf for years.  I talked an antique store owner into selling it
to me one day and I've loved it ever since.  It has a nice cream
background with very well worn pink paint underneath.

Now take a serious look at that monstrosity...everything under the sun is
on that shelf!  There is a tray at the top, postcards, little birds, Austrian
china, Marie Antoinette books, flowers, pin baskets, altered art frames,
little bobble heads...you name it, it's on there!  I took one look at it one
day and decided that enough was really enough!  There is definitely
something in the air with me these days; clutter is driving me nuts!

So...absolutely EVERYTHING came off of that shelf.  Look at it now,
it's so bare and clean looking...a blank slate you might say.

Here is the finished result and I am quite happy with it.  I added mostly
silver framed photographs, some tarnished silver and only a few little
accessories here and there.  You might recognize the lovely postcards
on the top shelf...they are from Georgianna Lane of Georgianna Lane
Photography.  I think that it looks so much better!  I am still not sure
about the vintage pink show ribbons on either side.  I might remove them
yet.  They are really neat old ribbons that I purchased on Etsy.  I think
that the pink and white color scheme was the ENTIRE reason that I
purchased them, okay, I know it was!  They are vintage cat show
ribbons from the 1960's and I thought that they were really pretty.

Now it's on to my next project...my laundry room!  The shelves in there
are overflowing with all sorts of bits and pieces.  It's probably time for
another donation trip to the thrift store!

Thanks for dropping by today!


Wednesday, April 24, 2013

My Growing Wrona Collection

It's been a few weeks since I've blogged...about three to be exact!  I
don't know where the time goes!  I have been enjoying the spring
weather, although it has been unseasonally cold here in Utah this spring!

So...to keep myself busy while I've been indoors more than I've wanted
to be, I added some more prints to my Angelina Wrona collection.  I know
that these aren't for everyone...you either love them or hate them.  Some
people think that they are too "dark", but I rather love them.  They have
such a beautiful, haunting mood to them.  These are just poster prints that
I purchased online.  I tried a new poster company (Bare Walls) and I'm sorry
to say that the whole experience was a nightmare from start to finish.  It
took me over a month to receive them.  I think that I will stick to my tried
and trusted All Posters from now on.  They never fail me!

This one is called "Hush"...abit creepy, but I like it!

This one is "The Calm Before The Storm"...

"Jane Doe"...see those autopsy stitch marks on her
chest...yes, I know, kind of macabre for most people!

This one is called "It's Time" and if you look closely you can see
people in the background being beamed up into the sky toward the
light...I know, it's kind of out there...again, LOVE it!

"Rose"...she looks so sad...

"Visionary"...she has one blue eye and one green eye...

Lastly, this is called "Don't Look Back"...not sure what this one is all
about.  There is a church burning in the background so I hope that she
didn't do it!  Yikes...but it makes me wonder...

These are all hanging in my office now along with four others.  I also
have two that are unframed that I'll have to tend to one of these days.

Thanks for dropping by today.  I hope you enjoyed a glimpse at my
"unconventional" art collection.  Have a great day!


Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easter Images...

I hope you enjoyed my Easter images...better late than never!