Monday, November 28, 2011

~ Chocolate and Oranges ~

Hello everyone, I hope you had a fabulous weekend.

The Chocolate covered ottoman in the front room is always a fun area to decorate. Last year I used the Chocolate Santa in the same area, just a different setting. You can see those pictures HERE. I love to reuse my favorites in different ways.
When I started decorating the silver tray I used this beautiful vintage green dish. I liked it, then realized I needed a larger bowl. With the size of the tray I felt a little more presence was needed.
Shopping the house I remembered this beautiful dish that normally sits in the entertainment center bookshelf in my office.

I've had the Cinnamon Clove Oranges for many years, I knew this year I wanted to use them in this area of our home.  Adding a few pine cones and greenery put the finishing touches on a beautiful bowl.
I like to leave things out through the Holidays that have personal meaning to me. After all that's what Christmas decorating is all about isn't it? Bringing memories to the surface to make you smile and make your heart sing.

I brought the small silver cup in from the kitchen, added the crystal orb for a bit of bling. :-))

I'm so glad you came by, I enjoy all of your visits. 



I feel like leaking that choc Santa, Lynne. How beautiful your vignette is, I just love that great big tray and the little doggie touch, I always do that with some of my dog collection, like in my last post. Thanks for sharing. FABBY

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a beautiful vignette Lynne, I LOVE IT!! Martina

Deanna said...

I luv your Chocolate Santas on the brown ottoman!
Your BLING is gorgeous. Gave me some neat ideas for my Home.

I wish I had had the oranges and spices around this past week-end with the Grandkids home....they would have loved making the oranges Holiday friendly. They sure smell wonderful.

I had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and now it's time for the changing of the Seasons and celebrate Christmas!

May you have a super December and God Bless,

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! Oh, this is a gorgeous vignette! I love your silver tray and your lovely bowl poked full of the pretty fruit. The chocolate Santa looks like real chocolate. You had better watch out for him! :) Love that little puppy guarding too.
You always do make pretty! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Richard Cottrell said...

I bet your house is beginning to smell like Christmas. Richard from My Old Historic House.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Girlfriend...

Ooohhhh!!! Soooo pretty, dear friend! I love, love, LOVE your new Christmas vignette that you created for your chocolate brown ottoman. Love the silver tray and your chocolate santas! The cloved oranges look fabulous done up with the pretty greens and pinecones in your beautiful bowl! It's lovely, sweet friend! Thank you for sharing your Christmas with us!!!

I hope that ya'll had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had ours on Saturday...I'm still trying to clean up the aftermath but we had a wonderful time! Take care, Sweetie!

Love ya,

Bonnie said...

I love your Santa's and oranges in such a pretty bowl. Looks great on the silver tray.

Barb said...

Just gorgeous, Lynne. The silver tray is just fabulous. The oranges look so festive!

Barb ♥

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Lynne, what a beautiful vignette! You always do such a great job! That silver tray is just spectacular!! Thanks so much for sharing!

PAT said...

This is so pretty Lynne!

I love your new header too...gorgeous!!

Blondie's Journal said...

Very pretty, Lynne! The Santa's really look like'd find some teeth marks on them around here. The oranges look so festive and I know they smell great!


Karena said...

Lynne, I love the scent of oranges with cloves. What a beautiful vignette!


Art by Karena

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
I also love the scent oranges and cloves together sweet with the pine cones and the greenery in the beautiful bowl.
Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my Christmas Tablescape.
Hope you have a great week with your family.
XXOO Diane

Ivy and Elephants said...

I am in love with those oranges. What a great fragrant idea. The vignettes are really quite elegant. I would love for you to share your blog by linking it to our newly lauched linky party.


Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh I can almost smell Christmas when I look at all your fragrant pretties! I keep saying that I'm going to do those clove oranges....they always smell wonderful -- especially with the pine.

LindyLouMac said...

An original and attractive vignette.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful vignette for the season. Pat

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I can almost smell those oranges and cloves! The chocolate Santa is so pretty, love the vignette!


Pat said...

So original and pretty. Love the glass ball in the silver, and I have tray envy very bad!