Saturday, November 29, 2008

So What Happened to all the Bronze & Gold Decorations?

If you had asked me this morning if I would be spending over 5 hours redecorating with the bronze ornaments, I'd have said, "When pigs fly!
I have already wasted 3 hours decorating the two trees."

Well, the pigs are flying around my house.

I had planned to pack the bronze stuff away, but when I started opening boxes of family room decorations, I noticed that the three small trees I used on the entertainment center last year still had bronze & gold balls attached to their limbs. The lightbulb flashed in my brain and suddenly I had a plan for those ornaments.

I went outside and cut down some real greenery.

I like to add a lot of the real stuff so I get the evergreen smell. I let is soak up water while I worked with the fake garland.

Five hours later I had it all competed.
This is just the center of the entertainment center.

This side has all of the real geenery.
And here is the total finished product.

I think it was worth every hour I spent. This little picture really does not show it very well. Give the pic a click and you can see it so much better.

Here it is using a flash

The flash makes the pears look brassy gold, which they are not.

I used the geenery that I usually use around the dining room arch. I think I will enjoy it much more here because I can see it from the kitchen. It was a ton of work, but I am happy that I took the extra time to do it.

Now I am going to order a pizza because I am way too pooped to cook!


  1. So gorgeous! Your decor should be in a magazine. You did put so much work in it. Wow!

  2. Oh, Dianne, that comment made me feel so good this morning. I needed that to propel me on to finish the rest of it today. Thank you!

  3. I'm so glad to have tons of Zoey's posts to catch up on. I'm glad you took the time to share with us. Everything is lovely and I especially like how you share the process. I don't know where to start sometimes.

  4. Delicious!! What a feast for the eyes and, I'm sure, for the nose as well!!!

  5. Your garland is stunning! I like the way you used fruit in it...very nice!
    Merry Christmas!

  6. WOW! WOW! WOW! I would definitely say it was worth your time! Everything turned out BEAUTIFUL! I love all of it! The deer! The fresh garland! EVERYTHING! It's truly AMAZING! Thanks for sharing it with us!


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