Pretty & simple Christmas wrappings

When it comes to gift wrapping I am a pack rat. I keep everything, even the Trader Joes bags, which I think are really pretty. I also scout out after Christmas sales and buy all the craft style close outs for the next year. The craft printed paper( top left ) is from Home Goods. The red & white bakers twine I bought for $12.99 at a craft store.  I paper punch my own tags, and stamp them.  I keep all my pretty papers in boxes and bring them out to see what I have. Then I just mix and match all my wrappings.

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I used the Trader Joes bags for the tops of my jars and for wrapping small presents, with the red & white stripe bakers twine.  I also love to top of my gifts with vintage toys I  find all year-long, and candy canes from the dollar store. The gift below I used fir, and an old white envelope. Pretty simple wrappings, and that way I can spurge on the gifts.

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That’s a wrap !

Have a wonderful Holiday Season.


Spring Photo shoot…

Styling Design and Photography by Cheryl

I have lots of fun clothes and hats from Venice Beach so when Danielle wanted a photo shoot I had her come over and I dressed her with my clothes.  I think she wears these earthy colors well.

Hope you have a wonderful week !

A Magical Green table…

Silver and green is one of my favorite combinations and with a canvas table clothe it’s the perfect setting for March… I purchased this center piece from Roger’s Garden in Newport Beach for their Christmas sale. I think it looks like spring.

I have mixed my antique silver with a coffee creamers set Tanya bought for me from Anthro. I like to  have cappuccino in theses cute little cups for breakfast.

This old silver tureen I purchased at Maria’s Antiques,  is perfect for my fresh strawberries.

And what makes this table magical is this old green candle holder with a white candle….

and the cute little brown sparkle bird hidden in the ivy.

I stacked my everyday green plates with my everyday salad plates and a flower white china plate edged in gold….


These napkin rings are from Anthro also and a present from Darrill’s mom. They are silver and gold.

The menu is on my kitchen chalkboard that I made, now…  breakfast is served…

I hope I have inspired you to create a Magical Green table

Have a simply enchanting Month…

xoxo Cheryl

Colors I am loving for 2012…

The colors I am loving for 2012 are tans, grays and whites. This bedroom is for sweet dreams and a little bit of magic as all  your dreams come true.

I went to the after Christmas sales and bought all the white, silver and gold ribbons, candles and napkins . And lots of silver bulbs from Restoration and Hardware.

 I like the style of this room…simple and chic !

Today I wore Black and tan and I felt so simply chic. I think natural colors are easy to group together and always look so classic  as seen on my pinterest !  Hope you have a wonderful weekend and good luck shopping !

xoxo Cheryl

Bag and boots  by Micheal Kors and photos from google and Hunter.

French Inspired …

 I used simple and natural decorations this year to create a rustic yet French inspired holidays. I used lots of pinecones from the local mountains and I saved all my wine corks and used them as my center piece for my dinning room table.

 I love grey feathers, and I stuck them in urn on my side entry  table.

I love to use sage green, pewter, silver bulbs and photo frames for my two trees and the natural colors of pinecones ,  cork and twine and a touch of ruby-red.

Lots of silver bulbs , crystal and photos !

 I made two 12 pound turkeys this year instead of one 23 pound, and the turkey was perfect. My girlfriend Dora gave me her homemade cranberry recipe and it was wonderful !

I had to add another table because we ended up with 20 guests Christmas eve.

 Simple earthy and French inspired.

Hope your holidays were wonderful

xoxo Cheryl

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A few of my favorite things…

A simple center piece for my Christmas table, hand blown glass silver bulbs with some pinecones we gathered from the mountains.

An extra-large coffee cup I purchased for Christmas morning…

Winter pine bath soaps, they smell like fresh pine.

A fresh pine wreath from Darrills mom we get every year…

Old fashion Sassafras herbal tea from Big Bear and my snowflake French press…which was such a hit at my Whimsical tea…

Some old red toys I found at a thrift store to tie on some presents.

This old pine branch I brought home from the mountains, makes a great display for my outdoor table.

These are a few of my favorite things for Christmas…what are yours ?

Have a great week

xoxo Cheryl

Natural wrappings for Christmas…

When it come to gift wrap I like  simple and earthy . I never throw any brown  paper bags away. I use to buy lots of ribbon, but gave them all to my mother and bought some twine and paper ribbons.

I buy simple luggage tags, and stamp them for my gift tags, and I buy one color gift bags (red) , and brown postage paper for all my wrapping. They go well with my all silver tree.

   I stamp cream card stock for my Holiday cards, and I love to put old fashion candy canes on the kids gifts.

That’s a wrap…Simply pretty and fun !

Have a great weekend…

xoxo Cheryl

All I want for Christmas is a French inspired cabin…

All I want for Christmas is a French inspired cabin up in Big Bear…with wood floors, white slipcover furniture, with natural Christmas decorations. And white and brown fur throws…

with a beautiful master room with exposed brick and pretty white linens…

and a beautiful guest room with a  natural wood head-board.

The kitchen should have gray cabinets with lot’s of white dishes…

homemade tea please…

 and lot’s of earthy touches with some pretty white candles.

and a natural wreath !

All photos from my pinterest -french-inspired-cabin- !

xoxo Cheryl