My Home at Christmas!

Christmas at our home is all about sparkle! From the stockings hung on the fireplace to the dining room table filled with glass baubles to the snow kissed wreath... it's time to celebrate!

I hung little white icicle lights the full length of the living room from the rafters. It feels magical as the sun goes down and the twinkle of the night sky fills our floating home. (The graphic black and white ottoman is made from English oil cloth street car signs.)

Like many interior designers, I started my artist career as a display artist. My last job prior to becoming a designer was the manager of visual merchandising for Nordstorm. So I decorated for Christmas in a BIG way for many years...three floors of a major department store and 16 display windows! I have had my fill of decorating Christmas I do an over sized wreath above my fireplace for Christmas.

I love white orchids and the longest lasting ones are found at Bedford Brown in NW Portland. These orchids last for 6 months so I fill my need for fresh flowers and only have to buy twice a year! The buff and cream hand embroidered table cloth with large rabbits, birds and flowers add to our whimsical holiday table. I purchased the cloth in San Miguel Mexico last May while on vacation. I loved the over sized embroidered animals so much that I bought an identical cream cloth with bright orange animals and used it at Thanksgiving.

I found these Waterford Chrystal sea horse candle sticks at Justin & Burks in Sellwood. I used lots of mercury glass over sized balls and glass votive candles to add sparkle to our holiday table.

My dog Skip says "All this decorating makes me tired!"
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