Monday, December 13, 2010

Five Things

Inspired by Cupcake and Cashmere's post,
Here are my Five Things (The Christmas Version)

Metalic Hues The whole tree is shades of metal (gold, silver, and bronze)
It was a nice change from the traditional colors, and with it being
our first christmas as Mr. & Mrs. the metalic hues add a little
a touch of glamour to the whole house.

Baking is one of my favorite things, and it goes into overdrive 
during the holidays. I picked up these cookie cutters at Michaels 
and look forward to making & decorating a few batches
for the munchkins (and adults) this season. 

I have a small problem with it comes to decorating supplies, I tend
to go overboard with collecting ribbons, paper and gift toppers.
Bells were one my favorite toppers last year, this year I have a creative
use for confetti (maybe I'll do a quick tutorial in a future post)

When it comes to the holidays, I feel like the whole house needs subtle
doses of the holiday spirit. One of my favorites is this metal gift box that
sits in our entry way. I've filled it with oranments and bows that are a little
retro and I think it adds just the right touch.

Lastly, I grew up in a house where gardening was a major thing.
 So each year I look forward to purchasing poinsettas. It may
not be actual gardening, but their red color instantly reminds
of the holidays and bit of my parents house too.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Coffee Anyone?

With the weather finally turning cold, I've found myself in search for a new coffee mug. It may just be me, but I love finding unique pieces. They are a great way to spark conversation when I have people over for the holidays and in this family we can never have enough coffee or tea so they come in pretty handy. I think it would be appropriate to share a few that have caught my eye. Especially with the gift giving season nearing, they may be a great alternative to the traditional hostess gift.


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