Saturday, December 6, 2008

Christmas Decorating Doesn't Seem Like Work...

Isn't it wonderful when you go to work and it doesn't seem like work, it's fun! Well that's how I felt this week while I was decorating a client's house for Christmas. I love decorating for Christmas. My client's husband's work party is at their house, so she wanted it to look extra special. After meeting with her and going over what she wanted done, I was off shopping. Seven hours of shopping, to be exact. I had to purchase everything for the job except for the tree and some garland. It was fun shopping for the decorations. Here's some photos of the completed job. The client wanted the colors in the tree to match the wallpaper and the kitchen decor.
The colors were gold, rust and lots of glittered copper...
I used three different ribbons on the tree. 120 yards to be exact.
The colors for her living room we traditional gold and red. My FAVORITE. Lots of twinkle lights, ribbon and beaded garland.
Gold ornaments and gold berries added to the design.
I added some greenery, poinsettias, berries and ribbon to some tables. I used the clients St. Nick statue and dressed up the lamp with a piece of greenery. I found a few crystal candle sticks from the dining room and added it to the tabletop. The corner baker's rack in the kitchen also got a makeover. Here it is before... Now here is the transformation... Some ribbon, bows, glittered fern, copper poinsettias and greenery finished of the display. Just add some ordinary ornaments to a glass hurricane and you have a quick holiday accessory. I just love the copper reindeer!
The bird lamp just needed a bit of embellishing and all the glitter added just the right touch....
I also did staircase garland and a few other arrangements. I'll share more photos this week. Now I need to finish my house. 20 days and counting. I better get a move on! During this busy season take time to reflect on the TRUE meaning of CHRISTmas and make some memories with those people whom you love.
"Christmas is The day that holds All time together."

3 comments:

Amy said...

Hi Sherry...I really like the copper color scheme. Don't know if I'd ever change, but it is lovely. Talk to you soon.

Love,
Amy

Amy said...

LOVE IT! I have joined the rust/bronze/copper Christmas decorations fad... Love them. You did a wonderful job! I am having my husband's party at my house..do you travel... Utah shouldn't be too far for ya. We could have a great time. I'll just have to manage without you!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You do beautiful work. May the party bring in many new clients for you.

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