I finished decorating my tree in the living room. It took just a few minutes because it is so much smaller than what I usually put in this room. I decided to downsize this year because I will be splitting my time between here and our Florida home.
Below are pictures from last year.
ChristmasTablescapes from last year
And below is now!
I raised it on a wooden trunk and then placed it in a crock. Guess what I used to weight it down, my husband's weights, lol. And then I covered them with brown packing material that I save when I get packages in the mail.
I filled various vases with holly berries from the garden.
A Sevres bowl with various mercury silver balls and ceramic eggs.
I used mostly silver, white, clear blue balls and snowflakes. Then I added the 2 balls that I brought back from our trip in Germany. I thought they were Marie Antoinette and King Louis XVI but they don't look like them. Does anybody know who they are?
I want to add this info that I just received from Susanne, who said, "I am a silent reader of your blog and writing to you from Germany. The portraits on the Christmas spheres represent Marie-Gabrielle Capet and Charles Le Brun".
Thank you so much for the info, Susanne!
I googled them and looks like they are both painters from the 1700's.
I am not done wrapping presents yet.
I kept the mantel pretty simple too. Just gathered a few cherubs and it's done.
The console in the foyer is also kept simple. I placed the Nativity that I found in a thrift store for $10 while donating some clothes last week, hang a little wreath that I made using holly berries from the yard.
That is all for now. I will work on my small kitchen counter tree next. I hope you are enjoying shopping this black weekend. I did mine on line. Seasons greetings everyone! Thanks for your visits and to all the hostesses.
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