Today, I’m joining Marty for her cloche party and since I only have one cloche and it’s in the dining room and since I decorated in there for Christmas, we’ll go ahead and look around at everything.
Hope you don’t mind. 🙂
I sometimes play tug of war with myself, since part of me loves the natural look that I see in magazines like Better Homes and Gardens. The other side of me loves glitz and glitter, so what usually happens, is that I have some of each to satisfy both parts of my personality.
This year on the sideboard, I decided to use my white pieces and go natural. Some of these things are dried and some are fake, but I love the combination of all the natural greens with my white dishes. The middle greenery here in the big urn is actually preserved greens.
Makes for a pretty striking arrangement. The long garland in the front, I picked up at Michael’s in their recent 1/2 price sale and I love how it looks with the icy pine branches. Really adds to the look. I simply put down a string of lights underneath it to make it glow. Dried hydrangeas on the left are from my yard and the magnolia on the right is the dried magnolia from last Christmas that I cut. It dries beautifully with those velvety brown backs on the leaves.
The little snow-dusted tree is fake and I found it last year after Christmas complete with twine for a rustic look. I just noticed I got myself in the pic, didn’t mean to do that. 🙂
You’ll recognize the yardsale bowl that I just found recently and I piled up some pinecones and white glass ornaments to give it a festive feel.
Now, finally we are peeking at the cloche. Are you still with me?? This cloche usually sits in the middle of my diningroom table and I change it out on a whim. I love to add a Winter scene during this time of year with my tiny Christmas village people. Add a little fake snow and it’s too cute! Last year I found that cute little lighted hedge, can you stand it? It’s perfect under the cloche and runs on batteries.
If I remember right, I found it at Walmart too. I added some fresh greens that I cut in our nearby woods underneath the cloche, which is sitting on my white cakeplate nestled in a round silver platter.
These little people make me smile.
And we will enjoy our little Winter scene under glass.
A peek at the china cabinet which also got a glitzy gold pinecone wreath tied on with a pretty ribbon.
And some rustic gold stars that I’ve had for a few years hang from the chandelier with bronze ribbon, along with some sparkly glass ornaments.
Fun, festive and natural. I love this combination. You really can add a lot of ambience with just a few things, so I hope this gave you some additional ideas for your Christmas decorating too.
Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas to all of you.