I just love to decorate the house for Christmas! Here are a few highlights of this year’s holiday decor…
For our honeymoon a year and a half ago, my husband and I spent a couple weeks in France. At the end of the trip, we were in Paris for 5 or 6 days and it was just spectacular! Every night we went somewhere fantastic for dinner and one of our favorite dinners was at Willi’s Wine Bar on Rue des Petits Champs.
So I took a very basic sewing class a couple years ago and have since sewed a few curtains, a few valences, and…well, that’s been it. I’m not a great sewer but I can get by and curtains and valences are the 2 easiest things to sew.
After a weekend of hiking in the North Conway area of New Hampshire…
This is my last post about basil, I promise.
I just love Marimekko prints – bold, colorful, bright!
There is an amazing website where you can purchase Marimekko fabrics along with a customizable kit to create your own wall art.
Buy the fabric by the yard and the wood kit according to the final size wall hanging you want. Once you get the materials, you assemble the wooden frame, wrap the fabric around the frame, staple with a staple gun, and voila – wall art!
When we moved into our house I knew I wanted to create one in a large, dramatic scale with a vibrant but not overpowering print.
We hung ours in the dining room…
We went to my cousin’s wedding last weekend up in the North Shore.
Dining Room Table
These decorative twigs were sticking straight up out of the original centerpiece, actually making it taller than my 5-foot disclaimer above. I turned them along with the tall vase into a permanent installation in an otherwise dead space in our living room.
This behemoth bouquet was the best “wedding favor” I’ve ever received.