Sunday, December 27, 2009

A Winterland of Stairs...


Now that all the business of shopping and decorating has slowed down and I am getting to just enjoy the Christmas holiday I wanted to share with you some of the decorating I did over the past month.  I  had promised to continue sharing with you more of the Christmas decorations I have been doing for customers. I hope you enjoyed my previous post  HERE using a white & and gold color theme. If you did, you will enjoy seeing what I have to share with you next. The staircase reminds me of a beautiful Winter Wonderland. I love to have my staircase decorated for the holidays. It’s one of my favorite decorations in my house. This may sound silly, but that is one of the reasons I like living in a two story house. I don’t exactly like doing the decorating of the staircase, but I love how it twinkles when it is done. It’s a lot of work, especially when you are up at the top of the staircase. Well let’s get to the photos.
Here’s the before photo. A beautiful staircase without any decorations….






Now let’s add some GLITTER, BLING and
 CHRISTMAS AMBIANCE….



(Click on photos to enlarge and see the detail)



The silk poinsettias were a shimmy silver and gold with a hint of glitter which added just the right amount of sparkle. When decorating your staircase think about adding some type of filler. I incorporated these gold glitter picks with the small crystal balls. I really liked how they looked.





I used some of the same ribbon that I used on the Christmas tree that I shared with you in my previous.  The Gold glitter ribbon was quite messy to use but was well worth it, and the white and gold snowflake ribbon was a perfect
 “Winter Wonderland Look”.









At the beginning of each swag I made large bows using both styles of ribbon.






I strung a single strand of large gold beads that hung right under the green garland. When the lights are turned down the staircase has a wonderful GLOW to it.





If you haven’t tried using the plastic bulbs you should. They work great when wiring them into the staircase garland. Have you ever had a glass ornament come loose from the metal cap and break all over the floor? This will never happen if you use the plastic bulbs. You really cannot tell the difference. I like the look of the satin and shiny gold bulbs mixed together.








At the bottom of the staircase I continued the garland down the last rung and finished it off with a bow at the top and bottom. I always put lights in the garland. It takes a bit of work to figure out where to run all the extension cords, but it is well worth it.  Here’s a tip Buy extension cords in colors that you can easily hide. If you have light colored carpeting and moldings, purchase white or ivory colored extension cords. If your moldings are dark, pick up brown extension cords. You will achieve a more professional look, if you can’t see all the cords dangling from everywhere.




It’s hard to believe that Christmas is already here. Is it just me, or do you see the years slipping by much quicker as you get older? I would love to hear from you. Are you still a Gold & Red themed girl or have a convinced you to try a bit of White & Gold decorating next year?  Whatever your Christmas color theme is, it doesn’t matter as long as it is a Creation From Your Heart".
Stop by Metamorphosis Monday and  Do It Yourself Day to take a peek at some wonderful decorating ideas.

Wishing you and your familiy a wonderful Christmas Season....








11 comments:

Debbie said...

Very beautiful. I have been a 'red' girl all my life but for some reason went silver this year........not sure what is with that. If I had your talent it wouldn't matter the color as it seems you make it all look beautiful.

Robin's Nesting Place said...

Wow! That is quite beautiful! I think it is the prettiest staircase decorations I've ever seen!

I'm still a red girl, only because I have to use what I have.

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Very pretty. Looks like a lot of work and time, but boy, it sure is worth it. I wouldn't want to take it down! Rosie

Cathy Miller said...

Makes me want to move into a two-story house! Very beautiful. I love gold and white-I think it's so elegant and "foofie". Thanks for sharing-I loved it.

Ann said...

Beautiful Sherry. The whold theme for that house looks perfect with the rest of her decor. Looks like you've found your new career.

9405018--Pat said...

Jusr perfect....love your beautiful home..thanks for sharing...Pat H

Jen said...

That's beautiful! You've given me some ideas on how to dress up my staircase for next year. :)

Jen

jentility.com

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Absolutely stunning! What a beautiful staircase even without the decor.

Shannon said...

Oh your staircase is so beautiful. I love the color choices. Very pretty!

Melissa said...

You did a beautiful job. What a great staircase! It just begs for lots of decorating.

Kimi said...

Love it! Can you tell me what that plastic looking stuff is that's on your stairs? Thanks!

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