Friday, December 12, 2008


Once upon a time, when I was between careers, I decided to follow my creative instinct and worked in a design & decor store that did the most fabulous, sought-after Holiday Displays and Vignettes for high-end clients and local celebrities.

I started out making bows in the ribbon room. Ah yes, I was only a meager "bowologist". But soon I began to work the studio and see how displays and designs were conceptualized and brought to life. After several years of working the mad holiday rush, I felt the need to bring the magic into my home (whenever I got one).

As small as my "cottage" is, I wanted a little magic with themes and ideas that were unique to me.

Thus, have begun the transformation of "old lady home" into a tiny Christmas Inn by working first with the Living Room Archway.

DISCLAIMER: Photos make it look a bit gaudy and cheap and does not portray it accurately how soft and ethereal it really looks. I apologize for this but I wanted to give you an idea of the theme I was aiming for in this particular archway.

Here is my "Angels we have heard on High" arch around my living room entering into the dining area.

Camera angles and lighting and poor technique and unfortunately, you don't get the full effect. Main Angel is perched atop a gold nest with gold glittered branches extending. Gossamer gold and smaller angels are entwined around the boughs of evergreen and antiqued sheets of angelic verse are tucked into the garland.

Hey, Angelic Blessings and High Five, man!
Thanks for stopping bye! More sneak peeks to follow!


mrs.leah.maria said...

Lol at the difference between gaudy and cheap vs ethereal! :) I love what you've done.

Evangeline / BRAT Girl said...

It's beautiful! I love your garland & I love your style! ;)

Finesse said...

Beautiful, but what else would I expect?
Where did you get the gold ribbon? I am looking for that same ribbon.

quitecontrary1977 said...

I think its lovely! I would love such a garland in my living room!