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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Xmas 2014 - Copper/White/Silver

This years theme is copper/white/silver.

I've carried this theme through to the wreath also...

This year I stitched and ruched some soft ivory silk scraps and white organza and then over laid it with some copper tinged berries garland. The short, battery operated LED light string sits very easily among the wired garland twigs.

The mantle holds small vignettes of copper, silver, vintage amber bottles and old assorted books in reds. 

A beautiful hand made ceramic plate by Marley & Lockyer and some short strings of stars to light the night.

Simple white gift wrap and white raffia ribbon.
I stamped the white tags with embossing medium and powdered, mixing clear embossing powder with Ranger Perfect Pearl powder (called "perfect copper" naturally!) and used a heat gun.

I followed that through with the Christmas Cards using a pearly card stock that I had on hand.

We've polished and dusted, the crystal is throwing prisms and the silver and copper are throwing light everywhere.

Special pieces...

A special time.
Welcoming the new grandbaby to our traditions and remembering those we have lost this year.

It's hard losing those we love but to lose someone in conflict or at someone else's hand is heart breaking. My thoughts are for the families of those taken in tragic circumstances recently and my prayers are for peace.
Religion isn't violent, it's the violent and disturbed people who kill.
Peace be with you. 


  1. Christmas Greetings to you and your family Tanya and to the most precious little Grandchild, the best gift of all at Christmas .. hugs pat :))

  2. Your colour scheme is beautiful ... warm, glowing and welcoming ... and your closing words are perfect, poignant and true.

  3. My goodness you have been busy recently Tanya, I've been having a little catchup. Love the colour theme for this years decorations. Everything looks ready to go for the big day. Hope you have a lovely Christmas with your family and friends and all the best for the coming year. May it be a healthy and happy one....Claire Xx

  4. oh dear, I'm so behind with reading and commenting on all my fave blogs! I just need to let you know that I love your yearly decorating themes and I particularly like the way you make the mantle etc look equally nice with just some random things in the right colours and a bit of bling!! You have a knack for decorating, thats for sure!


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