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.