Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Winter Tiered Tray Decor

You had to know I'd be back  at some point this month with a post on how I decorated my tiered tray for winter. :) I'm just loving being able to style this tray for all seasons and holidays!  It is a focal point upon entering our kitchen and was so easy to put together.




Here's a look at the various winter themed items I rounded up from my stash and how I arranged them on the tray.

The bottom level of the tray 

An ice skate ornament and a bundled-up-birdie take center stage on this level of the tray.

To the side of them, sits a black & white buffalo check mug atop a couple of white plates and cloth napkins.

I always like to incorporate dishes on the tray and placed a stack of these small white bowls next to a bottle brush tree. 

The full side view

The top level of the tray holds another skate...

...another birdie sitting on some square white bowls ...


...and another mug with some skis and greenery.

I also decorated the opposite side of the tray so when on the other side of the kitchen island, one gets a nice view as well.

Two of these deer-head candleholders were nestled in among the trees and other decor items.  

This snowflake candleholder added the perfect winter vibe as well.

A faux candle sits on a faux birch holder.

Since I couldn't find any snowflake signs, I decided to make my own.  I printed these using clipart on my computer and put them in square Dollar Store plastic frames.

I started styling the tray ...

...having both of the mugs on one side...

...but liked the more balanced look of having one mug on each side better so did a bit more tweaking and ended up with this view.

I'll be enjoying this winter scene on my tiered tray for a few more days and then it'll be time to change it up for Valentine's Day! 
Can't wait!

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Winter Fireplace Decor

This year's winter mantel decor was kept fairly simple (for me) with just a few items and accessories to depict the season.  




Here's the full view of the fireplace and I'll point out the decor elements below.


Around here, we like to create an apres ski type vibe during the winter so this pillow (Amazon) was the perfect inspiration.

I placed it atop a faux fur and added a faux antler, lantern and snowflake.

A pair of mini-skis were tucked in beside the pillow.

On the other side of the hearth, sits my trusty black lantern with a snowflake tucked inside.

The mantel was decorated with birch, pine cones and snowflakes.

A snowflake was hung on the existing mirror with some birch logs placed underneath.

Birch logs were also placed inside black vases with snowy pine cone picks.  An etched snowflake lantern with LED lights inside sits next to the vases.

The brown velvet chairs next to the fireplace were given a cozy vibe with faux furs and pillows.

A Let it Snow pillow was placed on this chair...

...with a moose pillow on this one.

And that's my winter fireplace decor for this year.  

Although we haven't had a very tough winter (weather-wise) thus far, it's always nice to get cozy by the fire in the evenings.

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Sunday, January 13, 2019

Winter Vibes Tablescape

Now that the holiday season is behind us, it is time to focus on winter decor.  I especially like the combination of black and white when creating a winter vibe.  With that in mind, I created this snowy winter wonderland tablescape which was put into use for a  luncheon I recently hosted.





The table decor definitely matched the weather outside as it was snowing heavily that day.

I was inspired to create a wintry forest as a centerpiece.

I have two of these white moose which were made part of the snowy table scene.

I got a bunch of these flocked trees in the after Christmas sales last year.

I added faux snow around the bottoms of them to simulate snowdrifts.

This vintage looking white lantern anchored the middle section of the centerpiece.

A trio of candleholders were placed at each end of the table. Battery operated mini-lights were hidden under the faux snow down the center of the table.

They are by Partylite from years ago.

The place settings were also done in black and white.

A black and white buffalo check napkin was encircled by a snowflake napkin ring.

A snowflake patterned wine glass and coffee mug sit ready to be filled.

Clear acrylic handled flatware adds to the frosty vibe.

Ice cube shaped candleholders provide a bit of ambiance to each place setting.

A buffalo check table runner sits under the centerpiece.




Are you feeling the winter vibes of this tablescape?

Around these parts, we've still got a lot of winter to get through before spring so it's good to embrace it!


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