Today I want to show you a few more pictures of some new Christmas decor I just put out around the house…
This is my first time to decorate our new sideboard since we didn’t have it last year. Â If you missed the post about this sideboard project you can read about it here.
|The gold trees are from Paul Michael Co. and they were only $9.99! Â I made the “Joy” and “Noel” moss letters myself from cardboard letters, sheets of moss, and hot glue all from Hobby Lobby. Â The bowl in the middle is an old fashioned dough bowl from my favorite consignment store, Patina Interiors. Â The pre-lit wreathe hanging on the map is from Pottery Barn after Christmas clearance sale a few years ago and the crown wreathe hanger that it is hanging on is from Paul MichaelÂ Co. Â The wreathe hanger was originally brown and gold but I painted it with ASCP in Paris Gray. Â The map hanging above the sideboard was a gift from a friend that I had framed. Â I plan to do a separate post on this map later.|
|To fill up this dough bowl, I used a combination of moss rocks from Dollar Tree (they come about 5 to a pack for $1!) various packs of gold ornaments, also from Dollar Tree (glitter, solid, striped), and some pine cones from outside.|
|I made this banner myself with some scrapbook paper from Hobby Lobby and cut the letters out on my Cricut machine that I got for Christmas last year. Â Side note* I traced and cut out these triangle pendents on burlap myself but I saw the other day that Hobby Lobby sells a pack of pre-cut , burlap triangle pendants near the scrapbooking section! Â I attached them to a piece of twine with the leftover raffia I had after making the photo ornaments a few years ago. Â If you missed the post about making your own Christmas ornaments out of photos click here.|
This painting was done for us by Sallie Bynum Anzelmo right before we got married. Â We got engaged in San Francisco and while we were there, my husband really liked a painting by Gerhard Richter at the SFMOMAÂ and wanted to have it re-created for our house. Â Of course we asked Sallie to do it because she is SO talented and can paint ANYTHING! Â Gerhard Richter’s original painting like this is called “Abstraktes Bild”. Â I just read that in 2012, it sold for $34 million dollars!
Every time I look at this painting, it reminds me of a very happy time! Â A perfect example of how surrounding yourself with positive, “lovely” things (whether old or new, expensive or not) can make your life feel so lovely!