Amaze-Balls – Holiday Wreath Ideas

Good Morning!

Oh, how I love the holidays.  I’m not one of those people who cringe when the Christmas carols start playing in the stores right after Halloween. I just feel giddy. This is officially my first holiday related post of the season but I’m hoping to post many, many,  more because they are so fun to research!  Today I’ve put together some fun holiday wreath ideas with an, um, “spherical” theme.  Enjoy!

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 These bring a new meaning to amazeballs, no? I think smell a DIY coming on here at casa Gerrish.  Stay tuned.

XO,

Christmasy Weekend….

Good Monday morning everyone!  This weekend I was busy with some holiday get-togethers.  The first one I attended was a lovely drop in party at Heather’s (author of the blog Interior Groupie) house.  I met some great people, had some yummy apps (and wine), but best of all, I got to see the home projects that she features on her blog in real life! Yes, I know my digital friends, it’s hard to believe that the things that are posted on blogs are for realsies, but it turns out that they are!.  Can you believe I didn’t even bring my camera?  Ah, well.  Thanks to Heather and her hubs for being such great hosts!

Yesterday, I went to a Christmas lunch with my friends and their kids.  It was a great time, with delicious food (brisket and lasagna….nom, nom) and an appearance by Santa himself.  The house looked amazing, which is not surprising as my friends Margot and Geoff have an amazing sense of style.  The Christmas decor was simple and elegant as you will see in the photos. All in all a great afternoon…here are some snippets of the day….

pretty arrangement on the credenza

clementines

delicious appetizers

bring on the brisket

Christmas photoshoot…

pretty tree decoration

Christmas crackers

getting the pressies out of the crackers…

Another adorable Christmas decoration….

Tatum’s party shoes!

elegant & festive flowers

Little fashionista, Ella, about to meet Santa!  How cute are those polka-dot Christmas shorts?  This was taken just prior to her asking Santa if he wanted to do a fist bump (pump??) in lieu of a hug.

….and she also knows how to accessorize with this amazing headband.

Just call me the baby whisperer…

The Wicken’s cookies, complete with disclaimer!

Now, these my friends are called chocolate pizza’s made by my friend Monique who runs The Chocolate Pizza Shoppe.  Let me tell you, these things are delicious, and can be made to order with your favorite candy/treats! YUM.

Pretty mantel decor, and guess what?  We each got to take one of the little mini trees (shown in the middle) home with us when we left!  What a great idea!

I told Santa I’d been a good girl this year….he responded with, “That’s debatable…..”

Tomorrow, I’ll be posting my “dream” Christmas wish list for home decor items, as well as an update on my Christmas decor.  Have a great day!

XOXO,

Photo Credits: Last photo taken by Geoff Darling, the rest are my own.

Christmas Decor – Chapter One

Good morning lovelies. I started my Christmas decorating this weekend! YEA! I didn’t get as far as the tree but did get my outdoor lights up….buuut, I can’t turn them on due to being short one extension cord.  BOOOOOO. I also managed to put together an outdoor arrangement for my porch…and this is how I did it:

I started with these Christmas-y scented boughs….

Then I took some branches that had fallen from my trees, painted them with glue and dusted them with gold sparkles. It wasn’t a neat and tidy type of project, sparkles spread quickly and easily. Consequently, there are going to be sparkles all through my apartment until Easter.

I had some dried hydrangeas that I had cut from the bush in my backyard earlier this fall….

I bought a bag of sparkly pine cones from the dollar store and glued some sticks to the bottom so I could use them in the arrangement….and can I just say that a glue gun is a damn handy tool to have.

Put it all together with a bow, and TA-DA!

I also created a simple table arrangement for inside using similar materials, only adding some mini Christmas balls….

Simple but festive!

Hope you all have a lovely day!

Space Saving Christmas Trees

Good Morning all! This past weekend I was with my friend discussing holiday decorating and Christmas trees. She and her hubs live in an apartment and have a new baby so although she would like to add a little festive to their place for the holidays, she is looking for things that a) don’t take up too much space and 2) that don’t require to much upkeep (tree watering, needle sweeping).  I would expect that others are looking for similar things, especially those living in smaller condos and apartments.  Today I have put together some ideas for space saving Christmas trees…enjoy!

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I hope these ideas help my friend and others with their holiday decorating!

XO,