http://www.doreenkassel.com/France-Workshop.html (If I could figure out how to stay a couple of extra weeks in France next summer, I'd take this class, too!)
Ideas, inspiration and updates from Dawn-Marie deLara, "Artist in Wonderland", at The Art of the Home. What would it take to make the home you have the home of your dreams? What is it that makes your heart sing? Pop on down the rabbit hole, for adventures in artistic decorating and artful living.
|I wired glittered faux oranges to the branches of this spindly little tree, then added glittered acorns, leaves and cones. The bow at the base matches bows I used on the garland and chairs. The tip of the tree was already bent, so I played that up, creating a star from layers of fabric, hung from coiled copper wire.|
|Holiday decorating need not cut into the gift budget! I swapped out the trunk for the red dresser (which I nabbed for $20 at a garage sale last summer, specifically to place on the far end of the porch), then brought down the other little chair from the balcony(another yard sale last summer, $50 for the pair), and in place of a traditional wreath, hung an old picture frame (yard sale two summers ago, $1, including a really cool drawing that was tucked behind a cheap print, and which I re-framed for my guest room). The only actual Christmas decoration in this photo is the flying Santa in the middle of the frame (Goodwill last year for 99 cents).|
|After coveting the MacKenzie-Childs checkered ribbon on a client's banister, I dug through my stash and found some similarly patterned ribbon, left from a race car theme party set. Not quite as posh, but combined with a few loops of rich velvet ribbon under, plus a bow of last year's orange and gold brocade ribbon on top, I think it does a pretty fine imitation, and no shopping required.|
|I really wanted to find a place for this silly flying Santa, but he was too big for the tree, and too small to hang alone. I've had this frame hanging lopsided like this on the back screen porch for a couple of years, and spotted it this afternoon, when I went out to grab the step ladder. Since I'm not exactly drinking my coffee out there on these snowy mornings, why not raid the decor?|