Friday, December 2, 2011

~ The Office Gets a "Touch" of Christmas Cheer ~

Hi everyone, How has your week been? Have you been as busy as I have? I cannot believe it's Friday already, this week has flown by.
Today I'd like to share some Christmas Cheer I've added to the office. In years past I've "never" added Christmas in the office. While sitting at the desk the other day I noticed the rattan basket coffee table lacked a bit of cheer, so I got busy and put together this vignette.
I've had the black tray for years, it's floated from upstairs down. I like the way it grounds the decor on top of the basket, the mix of colors and texture adds some excitement.
You know I love to use blues around my home, I've had this blue and cream compote for years; perfect for the tabletop vignette. :-))
I've scaled back quite a few of the tabletop vignettes this year. Are you one of those that's scaled back or are you going over the top with your decorating?  I love the iced Santa with the children, reminds me of when grandchildren were small.

If you can invest in some of the great greenery that's out there I highly recommend it, the quality is so much better than it was a few years ago. I've had this straw like Christmas pick for many years now, I just pull it out fluff it up and it looks brand new.  I wanted just a bit more fullness to the arrangement so I popped in a couple of my picks dripping in snow. I love adding touches of nature, feathers are one of my favorite work horses, I use them whenever and wherever possible.

Using old books is another favorite work horse of mine. They're great risers for your smaller pieces along with adding interest to any vignette.
I love the smell of a great candle while doing book work, reading your blogs or putting mine together. The scent is relaxing and the flickering flame mesmerizing.
Even the desk got just a "touch" of Christmas Cheer. Using Christmas candies is a great and easy way to add Christmas to a small area.
Yes, of course help yourself to some candy, I put it out just for you.
Thank you for stopping in to say hello, I hope you're having a great Friday.


Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Thank you for the candy kisses. All this decorating...chocolate helps!
Love the little arrangement...I like putting "stuff" together for a new look!

Sonny G said...

It looks beautiful Lynn..
Yes I am one of those scaling back this year.
I feel the need for holiday beauty but simple and quiet so your vignette appeals to me a lot.

Barb said...

So festive and lovely, Lynne. Your vignettes are always so classy and elegant. You do wonderful work.

Happy Weekend!

Barb ♥

Leslie's Garden said...

I love the blue and white pottery, and it looks great with a little greenery. Now everything looks festive and cheerful!

Lee said...

ALways nice to add that special touch no matter where. Very pretty.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Very pretty!!

Babs said...

Love your vignette. It has a vintage and yet contemporary looking with the faux greenery spikes. Darling Santa and children and I like the blue and white bowl, too. I need to do my home office, but haven't gotten to that room yet. Have a great weekend.

Dolores said...

The office area looks so pretty and Christmasy......
I love those special touches you give everything.

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! I love your coffee table vignette, your floral and the Santie with the little children is just beautiful! Everything is pretty!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

HI Lynne, I, too, love putting a candle on my desak! Love the smell and the flickering! Your vignette is lovely. Yoou are right, the greenery now is SOOOO much better than it used to be! Have a great wekend! XO, Pinky

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

PS, I was eating a candy kiss as I was reading your post:)

The Tablescaper said...

How wonderful to infuse your office with a bit of the Christmas spirit. We spend a lot of time in our offices, they should share our spirit.

Hope you'll be joining Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

elizabeth said...

Hi! Your Santa is so cute! And yes, I agree with your comment on my blog, grandkids are the BEST!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Hello!! Darlin just beautiful you need to do an Ebook on all your magic touches gir as you are the best I have ever seen..maybe one day I'll get to see it all in person..hey an old lady can still dream ha ha!! Love ya my dearest friend and so miss our morning coffee ha ha!! Hugs and love Gloria

D. Jean Quarles said...

I'm a consistent decorator. A tree, a mantle and a few items here and there. Have a great day!