Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Sleeping in Snow

I saw this picture a long time ago and was instantly inspired.
The simplicity of this bird laying in the snow is just breathtaking.

The Divine Mr. M took me on a day getaway to Galveston
not too long ago and I purchased a candle
named "Sleeping in Snow."

The smell is heavenly.
It instantly became my inspiration
as it immediately reminded me of the above picture.

So, I decided to carry out my version of that theme in my dining room.

Several white birds sleeping in snow under cloches.

This is my dining room table.
I wasn't really great with the camera that day
but you get the idea.
I wanted the room to look like a gentle snow had fallen.

I found the reindeer at one of my
favorite shopping spots and
painted them to match.
(They were a hideous gold before.)
The glass trees were a find of Mr. M's.
(Thank you sweetie.)

I added a few frames with some bling
to carry out the ice theme.
Yes, I know they still have the tag on them.
They will have something cute in them later...I was in a hurry.

My christmas tree in the corner
continued the theme.
(sorry for the bad pics...)

The tree continued to colors of
red and white with touches of black
such as the ornaments that I made like this heart.

Gotta throw in the fleur de lis.

My wine bar that
The Divine Mr. M and I built.
See that little chalkboard on the bottom shelf?
Eventually it will say
"Christmas Spirits...."

I added some more junky finds that
I hooked up with a little spray paint.

This is the candle that started it all.
I placed it in a birdcage and added some snow.

My candleabra that
The Divine Mr. M installed for me.
I covered it with berries and dimmed the lights
for a soothing effect.

I added my cloche collection to the top
of Tabatha and dressed her in her
Christmas finest.

Tabatha wanted to wear mainly white
with just a few red accents.
She is such the diva...
I tell ya...
take a girl off of the streets, dress her up
and she wants to have an attitude now.
I digress...

Depsite what Tabatha wanted,
I thought that she might need just a little something
extra so I added some white stuff
to give the effect of a fresh fallen snow.

At night the effect is soo calming with
the candles lit.

I hope that you have enjoy my dining room.
Even my autistic son (who never notices anything)
thought this was awesome.
Merry Christmas!!!

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