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.
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.
That’s a wrap !
Have a wonderful Holiday Season.
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 !
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…
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 !
Bag and boots by Micheal Kors and photos from google and Hunter.
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
from the Paper Mystique
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
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…
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- !
We had a lot of fun up at Big Bear skiing and building a snowman. Leonardo and I collected lots of pinecones for my Christmas Tea event I am having this Sunday. I love using natural materials for all my Christmas decor and pinecones are simply earthy !
Hope you have a great week