Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour–Part 2


Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Welcome friends to Part 2 of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  I’m excited to share more of my holiday home with you.  If you missed the Part 1 of the tour and the unveiling of my Christmas tree, you can find it here.

For those of you coming over from Positively Southern, welcome. Tamyra’s decor is so lovely and exudes southern elegance and beauty.

Today I’m sharing my dining room, holiday bar cart and the fun accent I added along our stair rail.   First up is the dining room.

Come gather at our Christmas table…

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

The main level of our townhouse is an open concept so the dining space flows into the living room. I continued the colors on my tree (red & hot pink) into the dining room decor and on to my holiday tablescape.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

When it comes to entertaining, I love an overly layered table.  I chose not to use a tablecloth and instead let the placemats and table runner serve as the first layer of my table decor.  The table, runner which you get a glimpse of below, has a modern pattern which mixes well with the other elements on the table.  Don’t worry, you’ll get to see more the runner in just a bit.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

I pulled out this vintage swan to use as the centerpiece and absolutely love the whimsy it adds to the table.  Pink roses and a few evergreen and eucalyptus sprigs created a really lush and glamorous arrangement.

Flanking the swan are red mercury glass vases with red silk peonies.   And since every tablescape needs candles, I added white taper candles in crystal candle holders.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

I kept the place settings simple and made sure to incorporated both pink and red to coordinate with the rest of my decor.  The glass charger plates and white china with a silver rim add a little bling to the table.   The chargers have a beaded bottom which also adds a lot of sparkle.

Hot pink dinner napkins sit on top of the salad plates and on top of it sits a red & gold holiday appetizer plate.

tablescape tip:  don’t be afraid to mix silver and gold in your table settings.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Here’s a closer look at the reversible table runner from SmithHonig.  It so beautiful and I couldn’t be happier with how it looks with table decor.  The top of the runner features the Ashes Of Roses fabric and the bottom is red velvet.

SmithHönig is a line of textiles, art, furniture & furnishings from award-winning designer Kellie Smith & visual artist & travel blogger Melanie Hönig.  Their product line includes pillows, linens, fabric-by-the-yard and wallpaper. If you’re looking for unique decor and fabrics for your home, you’ll definitely want to check out SmithHonig.

All is merry, all is bright…

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

One of my favorite elements on the table are the Mario Luca Giusti Dolce Vita Acrylic Wine Glasses.  These beauties are from the UK-based decor and gift company Amara.  The green is such a rich and vibrant color and I love the fact that they are lightweight and unbreakable. Wine glasses are just one item in Amara’s acrylic tabletop collection which includes pitchers, tumblers, champagne glasses and more.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

If you saw my Christmas tree last week, you’ll remember that I used tissue paper honeycomb balls to decorate it.  Well, look what I found in my stash of entertaining  goodies?  These cute honeycomb ball hors d’oeuvre picks.  They couldn’t be more perfect with my Christmas theme.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

The dining room chandelier that was in the house when we bought it is not my style.  I plan to replace it next year so for Christmas I used holly leaf and berry garland to camouflage it a bit.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

The side board is decorated with a grouping of red mercury glass trees, greenery sprigs and round ornaments in pink and red.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

’tis the season to be jolly…

I placed my bar station on the far side of the living room, next to the door that leads to the deck.  Instead of a traditional bar cart, I used this three-tier table that I  scored it at a flea market for $30. It’s perfect for holding bottles, glassware & bar accessories.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

preserved boxwood wreath  // 1 1/2″ wide red satin ribbon

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

The mini Christmas tree is sitting in my DIY blue and white ice bucket.  You can read all about how I made it here.


Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

DIY Monogram Drink Stirrer //  vintage monkey (similar here)

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

And finally, here’s a look at our stair banister all dressed up for Christmas.

I swagged garland along the banister and hung iron bells and ornaments at different intervals.  The metal bells are from one of my favorite stores in Norcross called The Shops Of Antique Traditions.

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

red ribbon // hot pink ribbon

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Christmas Decor by ConfettiStyle--Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Well, that’s it for this week. I’ll be back next Wednesday, 12/13 for the finale of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour to share the rest of my holiday decor.

Now it’s time to hop over to Chic On A Shoestring Decorating to see more of Kate’s holiday home.  Last week she shared her Christmas tree and it was stunning. I know you’re going to love what she has to share this week.

And be sure to stop by the other Merry & Bright blog participants to see their holiday homes!

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour

Green With Decor

Rover At Home

Love Your Abode

Positively Southern

ConfettiStyle

Chic On A Shoestring Decorating

M. Jones Style

Thanks for stopping by!

Disclosure: Some of the products featured in this blog post were provided by Amara and SmithHönig as part of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour. All opinions, images and holiday cheer are 100% mine.

Holiday Gift Guide | Books To Inspire

The countdown to Christmas continues! I’m back with another gift guide and it’s one of my favorites.  I’m sharing a few of my favorite books.  Books that have brought me joy inspired me and taught me a thing or two this year.

 ♦ BOOKS TO INSPIRE ♦


 

Holiday Gift Guide--Books To Inspire by ConfettiStyle

“A party without cake is just a meeting.” –Julia Child

Pizzazzerie–Entertain In Style–Courtney provides how-to instructions for more than a dozen occasions, each complemented with full tablescape details; decor tips; and recipes for each party.

In Style Parties–This book has been completely revised and updated since its original publication.  Page after page, you’ll find expert advice for hosting any type of party. This is a great resource book to own if you love to throw parties and entertain family and friends.

Veranda Entertaining–It’s the ultimate inspirational guide to throwing a sophisticated and stylish soirée. You’ll find ideas for choosing a centerpiece and selecting the right appetizers and cocktails to make your event stand out.

The Art of the Bar Cart–The Art of the Bar Cart features 20 different styled bar setups themed around favorite libations, personal style, or upcoming occasions.

Holiday Gift Guide--Books To Inspire by ConfettiStyle

“A home is much more than a mere shelter, it should lift us up emotionally & spiritually.” –John Saladino                                                                                                                             

William Yeoward–Blue and White and other Stories–William Yeoward reveals his passion for color, his inspirations and the ‘stories’ behind his unique use of color on a journey through a dazzling array of beautiful homes.

An Eye For Beauty–This fabulous design book is written by one of my design idols, Beth Webb. Webb explores the fundamentals of creating a home in which every element enhances our ability to live well.

Style Secrets–House Beautiful Style Essentials: What Every Room Needs is an inspiring and hardworking handbook that will show you how to create the rooms of their dreams by revealing what “every room needs.

The House That Pinterest Built–When Diane Keaton decided that she wanted to build her own home from the ground up, she took to the boards of Pinterest to find inspiration. This book is a compelling account of Keaton’s journey in building her home, from idea to realization.

Holiday Gift Guide--Books To Inspire by ConfettiStyle

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.  If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” –Steve Jobs

The Crossroads of Should and Must:  Find and Follow Your Passion–The Crossroads of Should and Must has a universal message—we get to choose the path between Should and Must. It’s about the difference between jobs, careers, and callings. The difference between going to work and becoming one with your work.

Girl Code: Unlocking the Secrets to Success, Sanity & HappinessGIRL CODE is a roadmap for female entrepreneurs, professional women, and anyone in between who wants to become a better woman.

In The Company of Women–Over 100 exceptional and influential women describe how they embraced their creative spirit, overcame adversity, and sparked a global movement of entrepreneurship. The profiles paint a beautiful picture of what happens when we pursue our passions and dreams.

The Wisdom of Sundays by Oprah Winfrey–Organized into ten chapters―each one representing a powerful step in Oprah’s own spiritual journey and introduced with an intimate, personal essay by Oprah herself―the Wisdom of Sundays features selections from the most meaningful conversations between Oprah and some of today’s most-admired thought-leaders.

 

 

 

 

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DIY Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreath


Happy Monday!  Today I’m popping in to share a quick and simple DIY Holiday Wreath with you.

A few weeks ago I was unpacking book in my office and came across some embroidery hoops I bought at Goodwill last year.  I don’t remember if I had a project in mind when I purchased them but there they were.  One of the hoops was really large and I immediately knew I could use it to make a holiday wreath.

Here’s the supply list and the easy steps for making this wreath.

Embroidery Hoop Christmas Wreath

Supplies:  

Large Embroidery Hoop–you can find these at craft stores but also check the shelves at your local thrift store.

Decorative Paper–The paper will need to be wider than your embroidery hoop. I used a piece of polka dot wrapping paper cut to size for my wreath banner.

Faux Holiday Greenery–You’ll need about 4 or 5 depending on how full the stems are.  I used a mix of greenery types to create a natural look.

Sharpie–You’ll use this to hand letter your holiday message.  If you have a crafting machines like a Circut or Silhouette you can create a decal for your banner.

How To:

Step 1:  Cut a piece of decorative paper about 2 inches wider than your hoop and about 5 inch tall.  You can leave the edges of the paper straight or use craft scissors to create a decorative edge.  **adjust the size of your banner to fit the size of your hoop.

Step 2:  Open the embroidery hoop and insert your banner between the inner and outer pieces of wood.  Cut away any excess paper behind the hoop.

Step 3:  Attached the faux greenery stems to the top of the embroidery hoop using floral wire to secure it.  I arranged my greenery off-center for a more artistic look.

Step 4:  Hang your wreath on a door (interior or covered door) and enjoy!  My wreath is hanging on our guest bedroom door.

 

2017 Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour–Part 1

Welcome to the Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour.  I’m so excited for this year’s home tour and all of the fabulous bloggers that are participating. Plus we have two awesome brand sponsors for this year’s tour, Amara and SmithHonig.  I’ll share more about these great brands throughout the home tour series.

p.s. You’ll find links to all of the participating bloggers holiday home tours at the bottom of the blog post.

If you’re coming over from M. Jones Style, welcome!  My friend Marsha is a southern girl at heart so entertaining comes naturally to her.  Her holiday drink station is beautiful and makes me want to sit down and have a hot toddy.  I can’t wait to see more of her holiday decor in the coming weeks.

Every year I start my holiday home tour by sharing the inspiration for my decor.  If you recall, my theme this year was using my favorite colors, pink and red  along with touches of white and green.  I wanted our decor to be classic and playful at the same time and my original vision came to life just as I imagined.

Here’s a look at the inspiration boards I created earlier this year.

ConfettiStyle Christmas 2017--Red and Hot Pink

ConfettiStyle Christmas 2017--Red and Hot Pink

And here’s how it all turned out…

My Holiday Home

The foundation of my Christmas decor is always our tree and if I must say so myself, she’s a beauty.

I’ve been so busy these days that when my friend Don offered to help decorate my tree, I squealed with joy.  Don worked for me when I had my store and is one of the most creative people I know.  He came over one afternoon and we got to work adding honeycomb balls, deco mesh and close to 400 ornaments to the tree.

I topped the tree with a big silver star that I purchased over 25 years ago on a buying trip to San Francisco when I worked for Eddie Bauer.

I used a variety of ornaments on the tree including some beautiful blush pink ones from Amara.  Amara is a UK-based home and interiors brand.  The company sells a variety of decor and gift items from over 300 of the world’s more luxurious home fashion brands. And while based in the UK, Amara ships all across the globe making their product available to everyone.

Amara has a great selection of Christmas ornaments and decor and the blush pink set was perfect for my theme.  The set includes 4 styles of round ornaments– shiny solid, solid matt and two glitter styles.  I love the quality of the ornaments, and the variety of styles added to the whimsy of my tree.

My Favorite Colors:  Hot Pink & Red

 In addition to ornaments, I used a red and pink striped deco mesh instead of ribbon and love the wow factor it gave the tree.

decor mesh

And for even more WOW, check out these paper honeycomb balls that are nestled at the top and throughout the tree.  How fun!

med & large paper honeycomb balls  // small honeycomb ball from Ikea

red mercury glass trees from HomeGoods

Now let’s move over to the fireplace. Since we haven’t had our mantel installed yet, I draped my garland around the fireplace using Command Hooks to hold it in place.   I hug a small wreath in the center and added clusters of ornaments to each corner of the garland.  holiday decorating tip:  clustering ornaments in groups of three is a great way to add impact on a tree or garland.

I also embellished the corners with bows made of pink and red ribbon from PaperMart.

1 1/2″ wide red ribbon // 7/8″ wide pink ribbon 

 I didn’t do much decorating on the bookshelves that flank the fireplace.  I filled a couple of vintage bowls with ornaments and added a small mercury glass tree to one shelf.

You can learn how I made my rolling holiday giftwrap crate here.

blush pink ornaments from Amara

I absolutely love my Christmas decor and wish I could keep it up year round. It’s definitely beginning to look a lot like Christmas at my house but there’s still more to see.  Come back next Wednesday, 12/6 for part 2 of the Merry & Bright Holiday Home tour.  I’ll be sharing my dining room along with more of my holiday decor throughout the house.



Next on the tour is Love Your Abode.  I had the pleasure of finally meeting Yuni a few weeks ago and she is such a doll.  You all are going to love her holiday home…it so fun and festive.  Hop over to Love Your Abode and show Yuni some love.

2017 MERRY & BRIGHT HOLIDAY HOME TOUR BLOG HOP

And be sure to stop by the other bloggers in the tour for more holiday decor and inspiration.

Merry & Bright Holiday Home Tour Participants:

Yuni @ Love Your Abode

Kate @ Chic On A Shoestring Decorating

Melanie @ Rover At Home

Tamyra @ Positively Southern

Meg @ Green With Decor

Marsha @ M. Jones Style

 

disclosure:  I received products from Amara to use in my Christmas Decor.  I am a big fan of the company and only share products and brands that I love. All opinions are my own.

 

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide | Gifts For Him

I don’t know about the rest of you ladies but when it comes to buying Christmas gifts for men, I find myself stumped more often than not.

Take my husband for instance.  Whenever I ask him what he wants for Christmas, his typical response is “whatever you get me is great.” What’s a girl to do with that?  And just how many sweaters does one man need?

Then there’s my brother.  He is a ‘techie’ and loves electronics and computer stuff but if he wants something, he buys it for himself.  When Christmas rolls around, I’m left clueless as to what to get him.

So in honor of all the hard-to-buy-for-men out there, here are some great gift ideas I think will garner a big hug on Christmas morning.

 

 

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Him by ConfettiStyle

 

Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts For Him by ConfettiStyle

Gift Guide:  Gifts For Him

1 //  I love when a man wears a suit and takes the time to add a pocket square.  It’s such a simple detail that adds so much style.  This 5 pc. Hankerchief Set comes in a 20 different pattern and color sets and is just $12.99!

2 //  Another fashion staple I think every man should own in a set of cuff links.  This monogrammed pair of Brass Cuff Links is classic and timeless.  $40.00

3 //  I shared my husbands review of Harry’s shaving products earlier this year so this gift suggestion comes from the both of us.  Limited Edition Storm Gray Shave Set–$30.00

4 //  We received the Amazon Echo from my techie brother a couple of years ago and we love it.  There are so many cool features beyond playing music and getting a daily news update.  Snag is baby while it’s currently on sale at Amazon. $79.99 (affiliate link)

5 //  I bought my hubby this a few Christmas’ ago and this Breville Panini Press & Grill has become his favorite kitchen tool.  He loves to cook steaks on it or grill sandwiches on the weekend.  $129.95

6 // This just might be one of the coolest gifts your guy will ever receive.  And if he’s a football fan, he’ll love this Heated Stadium Seat.  It’s cordless, lightweight, and portable so he can take it anywhere. And the rechargeable heating system provides up to six hours of heat so he can stay comfy in the cold. $61.95  p.s.  this might be a one for him, one for you kind of gift if you’re a football fan too.

7 // When it comes to water bottles with a masculine look, the Swell Teakwood Water Bottle wins hands down.  And I love that you can have it personalized with a monogram too! $35.00 + $10 for monogram

8 // This is for the man who does a lot of traveling and hates to iron.  The Harvey Tie Roll holds several ties and keeps them wrinkle-free when traveling. $99 + $9.50 to monogram

9 //  This is the perfect watch for a summer vacation or for casual outfits.  The Ryder Nylon Watch is available in two colors. $99.00

10 //  My husband is obsessive about his shoes so this will make a great gift he can throw in his briefcase or keep in the car.  It’s also great for traveling.  Portable Shoe Shine Kit–$20.00

11//  Anything with retro styling is popular theses days.  If the men in your life love photography, the Fujifilm Digital Camera is a great compact camera they’ll love taking everywhere.  The FUJIFILM is the first X-Series camera with a touchscreen display that rotates 180 degrees.  $699.00.

So there you have it…my top picks for men’s gifts this Christmas.

If you have a hard-to-buy-for-guy in your life, leave me a comment and let me know what Santa is bringing him this year.

And if you want to add a little something DIY to his wrapped gift, check out my easy DIY Leather Gift Tag tutorial here.


Free Printable Merry & Bright Gift Tags

Happy Holidays friends! Did you have a great Thanksgiving and first official weekend of the Christmas season?  We sure did.

I know many of you were out and about  this weekend, taking advantage of the Black Friday deals.   I was right there with you and I’m happy to say I now have most of my gift list checked off. Now it is time to start thinking about gift wrapping. . . one of my favorite things!

If you have wrapping gifts on your to-do list, I’ve got a special gift just for you. I created a fun gift tag collection that I’m calling Merry & Bright for you to download and print for FREE.  The set of tags includes classic and bright colors in a variety of designs to work with just about any holiday decor theme.  These can be printed onto a white card stock and trimmed. Add narrow ribbon or twine to the holes and use that to tie them onto my gifts.  Click here to download FREE Printable Merry & Bright Christmas Gift Tags.  Enjoy!

Merry & Bright FREE Printable Christmas Gift Tags by ConfettiStyle

Merry & Bright FREE Printable Christmas Gift Tags by ConfettiStyle

Merry & Bright FREE Printable Christmas Gift Tags by ConfettiStyle

 

Merry & Bright FREE Printable Christmas Gift Tags by ConfettiStyle

 

Merry & Bright FREE Printable Christmas Gift Tags by ConfettiStyle

Merry & Bright FREE Printable Christmas Gift Tags by ConfettiStyle

Merry & Bright FREE Printable Christmas Gift Tags by ConfettiStyle

Merry & Bright FREE Printable Christmas Gift Tags by ConfettiStyle

Merry & Bright FREE Printable Christmas Gift Tags by ConfettiStyle

 

Click here to download FREE Printable Merry & Bright Christmas Gift Tags

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For those of you living in the Atlanta area and needing some gift wrap inspiration, be sure to join me this Saturday, Dec. 2nd from 10:00-11:00 am at Steve McKenzie’s for my holiday gift wrap workshop.  It’s going to be a fun morning and there will be giveaways too!  All workshop attendees are invited to bring 1 small boxed gift to wrap in a creative way.  Paper and wrapping supplies will be provided.

Click the Eventbrite link to register and reserve your spot today. I hope to see you there.

Creative Gift Wrap Workshop with ConfettiStyle Interiors

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another holiday gift guide. This weeks gift guide includes some really awesome items for the men in your life.  Shopping for men’s gifts can be challenging but my gift guide will make it a little easier this year. You can view my previous gift guides here:

Gift Guide:  For The Fashionista

Gift Guide:  Hostess Gifts

Holiday Gift Guide | Hostess Gifts

 This time of year is super busy with holiday gatherings and parties, and chances are you’ve got a party or two to attend.  I don’t want you to show up empty handed so check out my Hostess Gift Guide.  I’ve searched high and low to round-up twelve awesome gifts to bring the hostess as a little thank you!

P.S. Some of these gifts are also perfect to wrap up and put under the tree for family or friends to open on Christmas morning. 

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Christmas At Queen Of Hearts Antiques & Interiors

 Last Thursday I attended a special event at Queen of Hearts Antiques and Interiors in Alpharetta.  The store invited interior designers and bloggers to an early morning shopping event before they opened their doors for their holiday open house.  We had the full run of the store so I was able to browse (and shop) the wonderful selection of antiques, vintage decor and holiday items.

If you live in the Atlanta area but aren’t familiar with Queen of Hearts, let me tell you a little about the store and business.  Queen of Hearts opened it first store in 1998 and today there are three stores in the Atlanta area–Alpharetta, Marietta and Buford.  Each store is made up hundreds of dealer-merchants with individual booths to sell their goods. You’ll find a wide range of products ranging from furniture, housewares and decor to fashion and personal accessories.

While each location has the Queen of Hearts signature set up – wide, easy-to-navigate aisles named after streets in Charleston, S.C. – each also has its own personality. Dealers in Alpharetta feature products targeted to designers and decorators. Marietta is more of a traditional antiques store, while Buford has a lot of dealers who are creatively repurposing old items for new uses.

Queen of Hearts has been branded to be a one-stop shop for antiques and home interiors merchandise which you’ll quickly recognize the minute you enter the store.

I arrived at the store around 8:45 am and was immediately taken in by the beautiful holiday displays and merchandising vignettes. I knew I had to whip out my phone and snap a few pictures so I could share it all with you. Enjoy my tour through Queen of Hearts and take note of the creative holiday decorating ideas I’m pointing out along the way. ***Warning, this is photo heavy post, guaranteed to make you want to go shopping!

 Queen Of Hearts Antiques & Interiors

If you have a love for antique and vintage china, the store is choke full of ironstone, milk glass and transferware.

Everyday Decor…

Once I stopped drooling over all the beautiful china I focused in on the everyday decor.

These marble bookends were just stunning!

I almost bought this bell for those occasion when I want to summon the butler (not)!


This bamboo bench was a beauty. I really wanted it but there’s just one problem…I don’t have a place to put it.

I loved this arrangement of frames and antique mirrors on a mantel. Talk about a super budget-friendly and dynamic mantel decorating idea.

Collectibles of all kinds filled the shelves.

These pretty decanters were also something I thought about purchasing.  I loved everything about them except the price 🙁

And then there was the Christmas decor… 

Hold your horses because this is going to be good.

New and vintage ornaments displayed in bowls and containers.  This is one of the easiest holiday decorating ideas ever.  Look around your house, I’m sure you have a spot or two that could use an ornament arrangement.

I bought a few small vintage ornaments to use in my holiday decor.  There were a lot of dealers with vintage ornament collections and most ornaments were priced between $3 and $6 each.

One of the things I enjoyed seeing was all of the unique wreath decorating ideas.

 This was a small wreath that had an oversized candy cane ornaments attached to it.  The wreath was used as a place setting on a holiday tablescape.


For more rustic themed holiday decor, this grapevine wreath was beautifully decorated with a big linen bow, faux magnolia leaves and pinecones.

One trend I’m seeing everywhere right now are wreaths with just the upper or lower area decorated, similar to a Laurel Wreath.

Christmas Inspiration…

In addition to wreaths, there were beautiful decor pieces using greenery stems and swags.

Greenery stems nestled around holiday decor in a large metal tray.

I love the idea of placing greenery picks under a glass dome.

I’m so stealing this idea of using a ceramic swan vase to hold holiday greens.

 

There were lots of these wood star decor pieces.  I see the stars at flea markets and antique stores all the time and love how they can be transformed using greenery, pinecones and a bow.

Or for a more traditional look, holiday ornaments.

 

Here’s a quick and easy DIY you can do for your own home.  Tie a greenery pick and leaf stem to a vintage silver-plated tray. Then add a big bow to finish it off.  An arrangement like this can be hung on a front door or any wall space in your home.

Just about every aisle in the store had Christmas decor of some kind. There were lots of pillows, tabletop items and unique gifts.


 

This vintage sled was not cheap but boy was it cool.  It would look great hung on a wall in a kids room.

Queen of Hearts Antiques and Interiors

And last but not least were the pretty holiday dinner napkins that I loved.

Queen of Hearts Antiques and Interiors

 

Wasn’t that shopping tour fun?!  You can only image how I felt shopping the store in person.

Queen of Hearts is a treasure trove of goodies so plan on spending some time when you decide to go shopping. And for those of you that can’t make it to the store, they also showcase a lot of the items for sale on Craigslist.  You can shop from the comforts of home and then contact the store to make your purchase.

Follow Queen of Hearts on Facebook for regular photo updates from all the stores.  And sign up for their newsletter here to be notified of store events.

Queen of Hearts store locations:

Alpharetta–670 Main Street, Alpharetta, GA 30009

Marietta–2745 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, GA 30066

Buford–4125 GA Hwy 20, Buford, GA 30518 (next to Hobby Lobby)

 

Happy shopping friends!

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