silver, red and white




As she is wont to do in the last couple of years, Saucy has left her holiday decorating until the very last minute. She's not sure what exactly precipitated this lifestyle change - she used to be fully decorated by mid-November... but it is what it is. In an attempt to keep it simple, this year she dug deep into the storage boxes and pulled out anything that was red, white, or silver... or went with anything that was red, white and silver. It's a theme, people. Well, its an attempt at a theme. We shall see...


The tiny tree in the foyer is decorated with birds, pinecones and lots of red with touches of silver. The stairway is draped and decorated with lots of birds and berries.


The main tree - in the living room. It's just a funky mix of anything that was red or silver or white.


It's pretty cool when you sort through your stuff, you can isolate a couple of colours and come up with a whole new theme. Last year, most of these ornaments made the cut along with anything green Saucy could get her hands on. That one looked pretty nice, too. It's just turned into a constant pattern of reusing and recycling around here.


That tree topper, it was found in a grab bin a few years back and Saucy meant to jazz it up and re-glitter it but never got around to it. Apparently, she never got around to straightening the books on the shelf, either. It's a pattern of bad behaviour. Let the books fall where they may. This is the third or fourth time that Merry has been used, sans glitter, and it looks nice enough the way it is.


Pottery Barn mixed with Dollar Store, Restoration Hardware mixed with Wal-Mart... it sort of all works together. It has to. It doesn't have a choice.


The presents are wrapped to match the theme. Red paper with a knit pattern from Michaels mixed with some brown butcher paper did most of the work and special gifts were wrapped with two rolls of fancy silver and red foil and embellished with pompoms and fancy bits, otherwise the general decoration on gifts of choice this year was yarn - especially the red yarn with silver in it. Lurrve.


Oh, and if you need to present a Starbucks gift card, just ask the barista for a clean cup and lid. They might have some brown and white tissue if you don't have any on hand. Stuff the cup to look like a frappucino with whipped topping and slip the card inside, voila!

Saucy has yet to get decent shots of the dining room (believe it or not, the table is even set) and one more (really pretty) tree. She might even get a few last minute decorations up on Thursday, now that the gifts are mostly packed up or sent off... the rest of the pictures will explain the whole brown paper thing much better and "tie it together" as they say, so stay tuned.

19 comments:

Kate said...

I really can't wait until my kidlettes are older...your tree looks fabulous while the bottom 2 feet of mine looks like the victim of a tragic farming accident. Merry Merry!

April said...

beautiful as always! Very inspiring to just go with what you have and how to make a theme. Thank you!

Tamara Jansen said...

Love your decorations! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

karen said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE it I was checking every day for a week to see it! Is there really going to be more? Can't wait!

steufel said...

Great decoration. Merry xmas!

Susan said...

Your decorations are gorgeous!!

J.G. said...

Butcher paper is such a useful background for your creative ribbons and clever decorative bits, and the red/white/silver is so tasty. Love that!

MJ said...

Glad to read that you were in decoration mode. I was starting to worry...

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

Very pretty! I used silver, white and red this year too. :) Great idea for the Starbucks gift card.

40isthenew30 said...

I love the Starbucks gift card holder idea. Love it! Next years teachers gifts - done.

Madison said...

Beautiful!

Angela said...

Beautiful, my dear, as usual!
Such creative ways of decorating - I especially love the Starbucks idea! Gonna do that as teacher gifts for the end of the year!

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!
Love you,
Angela

Sandra D said...

Beautiful decorations - the red, white & silver theme is so festive & still very classy. Thanks for the gift card idea - I always come away from your blog with a great idea.

ChaChaneen said...

I like the red and silver theme! Very pretty! Merry Christmas to you and your precious family Saucy!
Blessings,
Janeen

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey Doll
"Happy New Year!"
Have a Fab 2011!
oxoxo,
Jessi

Erin said...

Hi!! I love this idea!! Would you mind if I post this to my blog? I will give you full credit and will give several shout outs to your site. I would like to add this to my 31 days of Fab Frugal gift ideas. Please let me know by emailing me at erinhankins1@gmail.com. Also, I am your newest GFC follower I hope that you can stop by www.indianacouponsavings.com and follow me too! thanks

Jodi Faye said...

Your house looks beautiful! I had to share the cute Starbucks idea on my blog as well. Thank you!!!
- Jodi
http://makesmamasmile.blogspot.com/2011/12/delightful-december-day-5-gift-wrap.html

Joseph said...

You can hang some Christmas cards on tree its may look cute.
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