This first photo is in our living room. See that mirror? $12.99 from Savers, thank you very much. :) It is SO incredibly heavy. I asked AJ if he'd get a board for me to go over a dresser I was using to prop it up behind the couch but he did a step better and built me a console table using scrap wood we had in the basement. It's not beautiful but it doesn't matter because it's completely hidden by the couch and we can just cover up the sides with the nicer wood.
I covered the console table in greens, pinecones and some birch logs. The lamps are two that I got at Christmas Tree Shop for $10 each when we were going to stage and sell the house in Gloucester we were working on.
I should retake this next photo because I didn't realize how blurry it was but I decided to try a wreath over our kitchen sink this year. I've loved the photos I've seen of it in magazines...
We took an arborvitae and planted it in a champagne bucket from Pottery Barn and then I asked AJ to cut me some birch logs about 3-4 inches long to surround the base of the tree.
Is this bird adorable or what? Danielle and Warren found him at an antique store for my 30th. They said I'm hard to buy for but I figure if you find something that is white you are half way to a good present. :)
I found this frame on the side of the road last week (what else is new?). It doesn't have a back so I just made one out of a scrap piece of cardboard.
Last year for my birthday my parents gave me these great little wreaths from Ballard Designs (they have them again this year if anyone wants to snag them). I tied them with a tan ribbon that I had leftover from another project and then spaced them out every two balusters.
Our table set up is incredibly simple right now. The two amazing little topieries were a gift from AJ last Christmas... can you believe he fit them both in my STOCKING??!?!? They are from Restoration Hardware and are preserved greens. The birch in the center is from Pottery Barn and then the gorgeous lilies are from AJ for my birthday. They make the house smell amazing and last for 2-3 weeks.
More photos coming once we make a little more progress! :)