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Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas In The Dining Room

Merry Christmas eve! I hope you are having a wonderful day. I'm a little excited at the possibility of a white Christmas tomorrow! We are under a winter storm warning and are expected to get some snow starting around noon tomorrow. I hope there is no travel issues though. We are having my family over and I want them to arrive safe. Anyway, I just had to share my excitement!
 
Here is my dining room all decked out for Christmas. I guess my theme this year is Christmas trees and balls. As you can see...I still need to wrap presents!  
 
 The centerpiece was actually a premade arrangement that I dressed up. I changed the container  and added more balls to give it height. I also added red sparkly ribbon to the edges of my table runner to give the table a little more sparkle. I like the trees on the table this year for a little something different.
 
 I made this garland a few years ago and it still looks pretty good.

Love my Christopher Radko plates! They really stand out in the cream cabinet.
 
 My tree is full to the max with ornaments, mesh and ribbon.
 
 

 This is in my entryway. I found the tree candle holder at Michael's and added garland and presents around the base.
 
 

Here is the living room all decked out! Both of my cats are enjoying it...lol.
 Merry Christmas!!


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas In The Kitchen

Only a few more days until Christmas!  Is everyone ready? I think I finally have my shopping done. I've been out at the mall three days in a row! lol...Nothing like last minute shopping and fighting the crowds. It really puts me in the Christmas spirit!
 
Before it's all over I want to show you my Christmas kitchen. I will be showing the dining room on Christmas eve if you would like to come back. Anyway, I have been decorating the kitchen in the gingerbread/candy cane theme for several years and still love it. Candy just makes me happy!!
 
This vignette is on my island. I found the Santa at Pier 1 Imports this year. I set him in the middle of a decorated wreath with a gingerbread house and added some fun candle holders.
 
 Here is my kitchen table decorated in the gingerbread theme...
 
 

 My gingerbread tree...I decorated the top with candy canes and shiny red curly sticks.
 
I love my cute gingerbread plate!
 Here is an arrangement I made...please excuse the glitter/dust on the counter top...oops!
 
 More cute gingerbread accessories...my friend gave me the cookbook several years ago and it has some great recipes in it.
 
 Here is my gingerbread terrarium made from sugar and real candy. The gingerbread men are ornaments.
 
 
 This gingerbread tassel hangs on my kitchen island.
 
 I decorated the tops of light fixtures with ribbon, large Christmas picks, and glittery curly sticks.
 

I hope you enjoyed the tour!!
 
Merry Christmas!!
 

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Mantle 2012

Hello Everyone!
 
Can you believe Christmas is in less than a week? I sure can't. It has snuck up on me more than ever this year. I know some of you have been wondering what happened to me and I do apologize for being MIA here on my blog. The biggest reason I have not been around is because my business exploded! Pinterest and Facebook had alot to do with it. At times I had more business than I could  handle...but I did! lol...Thank goodness my mom and dad came over and helped me pack and ship my items or I don't know if I could have done it all. Don't get me wrong, I am beyond thrilled to have the business. I just know what I need to change for next year. I also decorate houses as alot of you know. Between the houses and business I had a lot going on. I hated not to keep my blog up, but every day was so busy I just could not seem to get a blog post together.  Things have slowed down for now so I will catch you up on pictures of my house. I still don't have my tree up and here it is Dec. 19! Oh My! I plan on putting it up tonight.
 
Here is my Christmas mantle. I left the mirror and lanterns I had up here for the fall. I used my garland from last year, made a wreath, and added lantern toppers with my Mark Roberts fairies.   
 
 I made the wreath out of all different colors and sizes of balls by gluing them onto the wreath. I added the lights after the wreath was done.  


 I love my little Mark Roberts fairies! They look so cute on top of the lanterns.

 Here is a shot at dusk...This is definitely the focal point in my living room.
 
I will post the kitchen and dining room very soon. Have a great night!

Friday, November 30, 2012

Your Beautiful Mesh Wreaths!


 You might remember my snowman mesh wreath tutorial from last year. It has been a very popular post and is getting several thousand views a day from Pinterest and Google. In fact, it is my all time most popular post ever! I am always getting e-mails of pictures of wreaths some of you have made and I love looking at them. You guys have done an outstanding job! I thought it would be fun to post the Christmas ones here on my blog like I did last year. There are alot of different takes on this wreath and that shows how creative you all are!
The wreath below is the one in the tutorial...
Here are your wreaths in no particular order...
 Each one is unique and very creative.
Rather than telling you how much I LOVE each one and how adorable they are I'm just going to tell you now...lol. I think they are all as cute as can be and they are ALL ADORABLE! I have decided to just add your name above the wreath or in some cases wreaths that you made so here we go....
Angie
Pam 
Margaret
 
Denyse
 
Donna

Corri
Crysta
Maria
 

Mildred
Janet
 Sharen
Shirley
 
Audrey
 
 
Audrey #2
Sherry
Sherry #2
 
 
Theresa

Suzanne
 
Abby
Stevie Jo
 
Kristy 
 
Kristy #2
 
Brioni
Jeanette 
Jeanette #2
Kim
Kim#2
 
Terra
Terra #2
 
 
Nicole

Nicole #2

Aleah
 
Ela
 Ela #2
 
Angela
 
Mildred





Carol
 
 
Kati
 
 
Kati #2

Brittney
 
Christine 
 
 
Peggy
 
 Jordan
Ronda
Pricilla
 
Kara
 
Amber 
Wanda
 
Jamie 
 
Megan


Colleen 

Diane 
Diane #2
 
 
  Kristi
 
Jeanie
  
Krista
 

Kendra 
 

   Carol
 

Lisa


  1. Lisa #2 
 

 Michlene
 

Patsy
 

Tiffany 

 Tina
 
 
Tina's mom 
 
Allison


Donna
 
 
I hope you enjoyed looking at all of the creativity!! Each wreath is unique and that's what makes them special. Thanks to those of you who sent me pictures! If you would like your wreath here on my post you can still send a picture to Kristenscreations@hotmail.com and I will add it on.
 
Have fun creating!!
 

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