Last weekend I helped in decorating a couple of tables for our church school Christmas program. Here are some pictures for you guys.
The red and gold theme came from our chirstmas tree decorations. This is what I'd call decorating on a budget. All the decorations are actually ornaments, even the "runner" which it happens to be snow flakes, then on top I added different sizes of sphere ornaments.
On the first set up I added a deer and two gold pine cones from Target. I also decided to add a candle in the middle of it, in case they needed to turn the lights off during the program. As you can see, the second set up it's very similar. I had this gold decor piece at home from few years back that I almost spray painted white, I'm glad I didn't though. I think I got it at a thrift store somewhere in GA. I also added a candle inside it.
All these different ornaments can be purchased at any dollar store. Adding a runner contrasting the table cloth can make it extra special!
I bought two of these Drexel Furniture Co. chairs from a lady who sold them to me for a total of $75 for both! I was super happy for the deal she gave me and even more when I went to pick them up these beauties where heavy and when I sat on them they were comfortable! Thankfully my husband was there to help me, we both knew these chairs were good quality.
I've been wanting to add more seating to my small living room, since I only have a small turquoise sofa.
However, the fabric is in bad shape, I expected much since these chairs are from 1960's. The fabric was rough, but the wood, both cushions and the chairs' springs are still in great condition. I will reupholster them, sand the wood and restain it. Hopefully this chairs project comes out good. I also did a bit of research on the drexel furniture company, to learn a bit more about these american made furniture pieces.
There will be pictures coming soon, as the project begins. Meanwhile, here are some ideas for the new fabric. I'm trying to stay in the neutral colors, so there can be room for different types of color, designs and patterns added by the throw pillows.
I'm trying to bring the mustard and orange colors pop out from the pillows in a cohesive way. I'm still in the process of making this living room complete, but this is how it's starting to look so far. I now have moved this sofa few times, trying to arrange the furniture in a way that will be useful and at the same time will go well in our small space.
Lately, I've also been looking through pinterest pinning my favorite living room decor, and adding ideas to my boards. There are different way to decorate all the other rooms in the house, although my house is small in size, I'm aiming for it to be big in style.
This is how the search for the right tree started. Lilly has been asking "When are we doing Christmas?"
This Christmas will be a bit more "celebrated" now that Lilly understands it more. In the past I only did few decorations here and there, but the importance of having a tree and decorating it is more meaningful as Lilly gets older.
When we got there the owners had a little pony and well we actually had to pull her from there to actually go and search for the tree.
She found it and wanted to cut it... well help cut it. She tried and then said "Daddy this is really hard"
Daddy and Lilly cut the tree together in the end. You can see it on her face, it was a workout for her! :D
It's now in our living room with some lights we added. Lilly and I still have to decorated it. I love the smell of pine by the way, but more importantly I love the happiness this tree brings to my little girl.
This tradition of cutting the tree has been on my mind even before Lilly was born. I've been waiting to start it in our family. It will bring many special memories for us but mainly for her as she grows.