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Friday, December 20, 2013

Sometimes Design Plans Can Change All On Their Own


It all started with a plan…..

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The decision was made last year even before 2012 Christmas was over. 

Jingle Bells would be the star performer, and cobalt blue and different shades of green would be the colors that would be added to my black and white, and blue and white base that I already have in my home.

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(pillow made by Ann Drake of Sutton Place Designs on Etsy) I added the silver jingle bell.

At the beginning of my planning stages I thought I would use the words from the song, Jingle Bells and Sleigh Bells ring, but my plan took on a life of its own. Read on to see what it became!………

I always start with my front door and this years door would not have a wreath on it, but something a bit different…….

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I decided to celebrate  Christmas past with the silhouettes of my three sons.

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All three at three different ages.

Next you will enter into my kitchen dining room area, this is where you will start to see the Jingle Bell become the main player…….

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Jingle Bell napkin rings are hung like tiny wreaths on my cupboard knobs. A silhouette and the letter, “P,” continues the theme from the entry.

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Black and white bakers twine holds a single bell hanging on the handle of a white pitcher.

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If you turn around you will see my dining room table where I have a black and white buffalo checked topper on my table with a sparkly mirror as a base for my arrangement.

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My Jingle Bell theme evolved into the bell on Polar Express with the saying, “The Bell still rings for all who truly BELIEVE.” 

I love it when the design takes on a life of it’s own and tells you what it wants to be.

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You are about to enter into my family room where you will see our Family memory tree, full of sweet ornaments from Christmas past and my 17ft long white mantel all decked out in cobalt blue, greenery and different hues of green.

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I used an outdoor gazing ball with lights inside in one corner of my mantel.

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We are working our way to the center where I hung a large fresh wreath on my mantel mirror……..

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I am not done with this yet, next you will see the addition that finished the look I was trying to achieve……

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We topped it off with the word, “BELIEVE!”

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Our tree full of memories!

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Packages all wrapped up and ready for my family.

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