Who is ready for New Year's? I feel like another holiday creeping up on us fast! Here are some fun decorating ideas for your New Year's soiree using circles which remind me of the bubbles in champagne, the round clock that ticks to midnight, and of course the infamous New Year's Ball that drops! How can you not have circles at your New Year's Party?
DIY gold circle "Kate Spade-esque" champagne glasses from Pizzazzerie
Don't get rid of those small Christmas balls yet, use them to fill champagne flutes as centerpiece decor from Martha Stewart
DIY table runner with brown kraft paper and polka dots from Oh Happy Day
Fill a vase with glitter to simulate champagne bubbles and add a little New Year's sparkly.
Super cute cake pops with gold edible glitter from Sweetapolita
Also fun news! We added a new little cavalier to our famiy. Her name is Pippa and joined our family a week ago! She is 8 months old, so we we were excited Pippa got to spend her first Christmas with us.
I had the pleasure of being invited by Tidy Up Gal to the Bows & Bloggers event at the new Buckhead Container Store. What a great learning event, I learned how to easily make a pom-pom bow, the trick to seamless wrapping and making perfect sides..the hint...double sided tape. Container Store is the one stop shop to get your gift wrapping needs. It would be nice if they even wrapped the gifts for you!
I thought since we are in the homestretch of Christmas here are some great videos from Container Store on wrapping techniques and bow making since my pictures don't do the justice.
Here are a few pictures of my Christmas decor! Have you finished decorating yet?
Some goodies I brought back from Germany, the ornaments and all of the mushrooms. I also got the table runner in Germany, but found the tablecloth here at Ikea.
Had to carry the wintry wonderland theme to the lighting too! I hung some of the German straw ornaments on there too.
I made this cone by hot gluing peppermints on it!
My mantel. You can see a few of the German Erzegebirde items I brought back!
Amaryllis in bloom. 1 out of 3 are in bloom right now.
I did a lot of wrapping tonight so a tree picture with some presents.
Close up of our tree. Lots of candy and blown glass ornaments! When my husband and I travel we try to always get an ornament. The prominent one in this picture was a cool champagne bucket ornament we got at Bergdorf's last year on our Thanksgiving trip to NYC.
My husband knows how much I love Christmas decor! While he was traveling for work, he was staying at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, VA and he called to tell me he will take lots of pictures. I love how hotels do amazing Christmas decor. We are going to stay at the Grove Park Inn the weekend before Christmas and I can't wait to see their decor and all the gingerbread houses from their competition. What is your favorite hotel with Christmas decoration?
Pictures from the hubby's phone!
I think this may have been made out of gingerbread
Lastly, this weekend we entered our dog in the Reindog Parade at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. We got 2nd place for the Dog Pack Category (we entered with another doggie friend). It is so rare to get a photo of the 3 of us, so I thought I would share!
I am always coming across fun finds and treasures online, fabulous designers, interior design ideas, etc. I want to share things I have an affinity for and hope you enjoy! I grew up spending my summers in Germany visiting my grandparents so here is a taste of things for your Haus or Home! I love getting your comments, or you can Email Me! Thanks for visiting! Kendra