Christmas Open House: Part II


We’re back at the Christmas Open house at Silk in Design here in Birmingham, so I hope you enjoy the rest of the tour.  I was walking around gaping at all the beauty and wishing that I could put things together like this.  I  do pretty good with my Christmas decor, but not this good, I’m afraid.


I love the lushness of the mantel displays as well as the huge trees in all their glory.IMG_6965


Loved this idea with the tall candlesticks, lime green reindeer moss (which I have in my stash) and the huge balls on top.


Isn’t is beautiful?!  This was an oversized candelabra. IMG_6968

And I always love glitzy balls in a bowl, mixed with some greens.IMG_6969

More mantel beauty.


And some whimsy for the kids.IMG_6971

How cute are these trees?IMG_6972

Darling tree.


This tree was more naturalized and it was gorgeous too.IMG_6975


Huge silver reindeer and lots of bronze on this tree. IMG_6977

Really stunning too.IMG_6978

And over-sized nativity.IMG_6979

More mantel and mirror displays that are just over the top beautiful.IMG_6980

A tree topper. I would love to get my tree top looking this lush.



These moss reindeer guys were the cutest. They must have been really popular, because almost everyone of them were already sold.  Adorable!


For the Alabama Crimson Tide fans, a complete Alabama tree.  There was an Auburn one too, but sorry, my hubby has brainwashed me into thinking there is only one team here in our state. 🙂


And more for the kids.

Hope you enjoyed this tour with me, it was a lot of fun to take it all in. And I hope you got some inspiration for the upcoming Christmas decorating that we will all be doing shortly.

Be back soon!

- Rhoda


  1. Hi Rhoda, Fun and Inspiring, you have me looking at my last years Christmas decorating pictures and I thought of you since, I use black and white stripes with touches of lime and red and even some hot pink.Now I am starting to think about what I might change or do a little differently. I always have the same tree since it is all family memories and have developed my color pallette always around that but I can change things in my kitchen and Dining room a bit. Thanks for the jump start, Kathysue

  2. Rhoda, this is my favorite time of year & these pics tweeked me … but a bit early. TY for sharing such beauty.

    Have a lovely weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

  3. I am a huge BAMA fan myself, living just over the state line from Tuscaloosa..would love to see more pics of the Bama tree if you have some.I also am on the lookout for someone who makes House Divided Wreaths.Do you have any ideas?

  4. I love those Mossy Reindeer too! I am sorry your husband brain washed you, I guess I will just have to stop by the store and see the Auburn tree! 🙂

  5. Thanks for taking us on this tour with your, Rhoda. I truly enjoyed it and gathered a few marvelous ideas for my Christmas decorating this year.

  6. Pretty, pretty!
    Except for the Alabama tree of course. 😉 (wink)

    Thanks for taking us on tour!


  7. I think you are every bit as good, Rhoda, and so is the Nester. I like lush things, and there is some lushness in those pics.


    Sheila 🙂

  8. OMGOOOOOODNESS! What a great tour! I had so much fun! I REALLY love and want those trees that look like they are made from peppermint candy. LOVE THEM!

  9. oh my goodness! if my son ever saw that kids tree in our living room his eyes would fal out of his little head.
    what a treat!!
    thanks for such great eye candy!!
    yes i am drooling!!

    always a treat Rhoda

  10. Rhoda…oh stunning..I could not put together such beautiful decorations..I enjoyed looking at them, thank you!

  11. I love the ribbon candy trees! What a cute idea!

  12. okay, heads up 🙂 I saw those candy Christmas trees (the little ones) just last night @ Big Lots (I was there picking up floor mats for the Mini-Van)…I can’t remember if they are $4 a piece or $8…hmmmm…but they are as darling in person as in the photo here 🙂

  13. Rhoda,
    I always appreciate a dose of inspiration and these photos are full of them. Thank you for sharing!

  14. Wow, Rhoda. Absolutely gorgeous!! Thanks for all of the wonderful pics. It’s so hard to believe it’s almost that time of the year again!! : )

    ~ Wendy

  15. Dear Rhoda …. If this beauty doesn’t get us into the Holiday Spirit … nothing will! Thanks so much for the inspiration.

  16. Lots of great ideas – thanks so much for sharing! I need to go back and take another look.

  17. Oh my word. I am all sweaty palms now just waiting for Christmas to come. 🙂 My girls would just die over the candy tree. I am quite certain I’d find them back there licking the plastic peppermints. 😉

  18. So much fun and very inspiring. I am just catching up and I will have to go back to part 1. Part 2 is just stunning.
    I love the oversized balls and the candlelabra. I have used smaller glass balls inverted in different sized candlesticks, from crystal to brass mixed in greens. I think the large size Christmas balls make a great statement. It would be fun using those garden gazing balls. They are really inexpensive on clearance here in the Nort). Thanks for the ideas!!!!

  19. Just gorgeous. Thanks for taking the time to take pics.

  20. OMG gorgeous! But..I’m not ready!

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