An Interesting Take on Tree Skirts

Happy (ALMOST) New Year!

Have you been on Pinterest a lot this holiday season? I’ve done my fair share of pinning, especially holiday décor ideas. On more occasions then I’d care to admit I’ve found myself deep into the “Holiday & Events” board on Pinterest….oh the sleep I’ve missed out on.

Something new that caught my attention this year, were these fantastic interpretations of “tree skirts” . I’m sure they’ve been around for ages, but for whatever reason, I felt like I saw a flood of them, and I liked it! They all looked so stylish and festive; I just wanted to share a few of my favorites with you.

Unfortunately, there appears to be a lot of image steeling going around, and it’s hard to track down a lot of the original sources, but I’ll share what I can, or at least where I found it.

First up, I love this take of a peacock Christmas anything, but especially in a Christmas skirt! Spotted on this pin here:

I also loved the burlap wrapped holiday mannequins seen here:

Red and white, with a pop of shiny baubles, what’s not to love about this design?

This snowy, winter mannequin shared here by 52 Flea:

The holly and berries of this Christmas tree skirt mannequin were just fantastic:

This pin shared this lovely and classic ever green skirt with a pop of red:

Pacific Northwest shared this pretty design:

This mini Christmas tree skirt was so cute, especially with the white tulle mixed in:

And speaking of white, this beauty is all white and fabulous. I could see this in a salon window or a boutique display, don’t you?

This is one of my favorites. I love their use of evergreen branches with ornaments and music. So elegant! I wish there was a link to the original post.

I couldn’t resist sharing this lovely piece from Oscar de la Renta. The feathers just make this look, don’t they? I love the light touch of mini lights mixed in as well.

So now that you’ve seen a few of these looks, what do you think? Would you incorporate these into your holiday décor next year? If you want even MORE inspiration, I pinned a bunch more on my Winter Wonderland board on Pinterest. Check it out if you’d like to see them.

Would you display something like this in your home or office? Or perhaps a display window where you work?


Christmas Morning Brunch Ideas {with an ornament theme}

Merry Christmas!

Are you a morning person usually? Or do you just make the exception one day out of the year? If you can pull yourself out of bed before noon, you’re likely able to handle hosting a Christmas brunch.

To me, Christmas brunch is supposed to be relaxed and laid back. Nothing too stressful, just enjoying the company of family and friends. But there are a few things that you can do to make you Christmas brunch EXTRA special, especially if you have children.

Here is my idea for a Christmas morning brunch, with an ornament theme to it:

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Don’t forget to check out where I found all of these lovely images:

Christmas Ornament Invitations – made by PinkPickleParties on Etsy

Christmas Ornament Cupcakes – seen on this pin here

Red Baubles Christmas Cake – made by Cakes Décor

Christmas Ornament Centerpieces – seen on this pin here

Christmas Ornament Cookies – made by kjcookies on Etsy

Christmas Tree Pancake Stack – shared by Betty Crocker

Christmas Ornament Table Setting Cookies – shared by Haniel’s here

Are you only a morning person on Christmas?

Icy Winter Wonderland Wedding

Are you dreaming of a white Christmas? I am. In fact I HAVE been for more years then I can remember! In my defense though, I do live in Florida, and it’s going to be 83 several days this week. I can dream can’t I?

And every few days, I swear this image pops up in my Pinterest feed:


Now I know that is not NORMALLY what it looks like when it snows, but in my head it does. To tell you the truth, I’ve never seen snow. Certainly never saw it fall from the sky. But I will, someday!

In the meantime, that image was the inspiration for this week’s idea board. I wanted to create a fantasy winter wonderland themed wedding. So without further ado, this is my interpretation of it:

Icy Winter Wonderland Wedding

Icy Winter Wonderland Wedding

To me, the white and blues together are wonderful. And the blue just makes it feel that much more icy and frosty, don’t you think?

Make sure you check out where I found all of these fantastic images:

Snowy Christmas tree Cake – shared here on Cake Wreck

Winter Wonderland Wedding Banner – made by IDoBanners on Etsy

Icy Winter Stag Table – shared by Purple Chocolat Home

Winter Wedding Table Numbers – made by Whimsicalprints on Etsy

Silver Frosty Tablescape with Reindeers – seen here on Stylish Eve

Wedding Snowflake Cake Cookies – made by PastryTartBakery on Etsy

Blue Ceremony Room – seen on this pin here

Snowflake Wedding Invitation – made by PaintTheDayDesigns on Etsy

 Would you brave the cold and snow to attend a winter wedding?

Ideas for Hosting Your Own Ugly Sweater Christmas Party

You know what you should do this weekend? Throw a little holiday party for you and your friends. Nothing serious, just a fun, spur of the moment ugly sweater party! Why not? They are easy to get (or make) and don’t need a lot of prepping and planning.

On top of the visual inspiration you’ll find below, here are some helpful ideas to hosting a successful ugly (or tacky) sweater Christmas party:

  • Have lots of holiday music on hand. Preferably livelier, upbeat songs.
  • Have refreshments on hand. They don’t necessarily have to be filled with alcohol, but it can’t hurt. People will likely feel a little uncomfortable knowingly wearing a ridiculous sweater out, so help get them feeling a little more relaxed!
  • Have back up ridiculous Christmas hats or vests on hand for those who don’t come as prepared as others…there is always one!
  • Remember the ridiculous looks of the night by having an equally ridiculous photo booth area.
  • Let people know you are having a little contest for the most outrageously tacky sweater. A small prize will do. Caution: this will almost certainly encourage some of your friends to get their game faces on and go all out with their party looks. You’ve been warned.

And without further ado, a visual inspiration board for a fun, ugly sweater Christmas party:

Ideas for Hosting Your Own Ugly Sweater Christmas Party  See all the details here:

Ideas for Hosting Your Own Ugly Sweater Christmas Party
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Make sure to see where all of these fabulous images came from for even MORE details:

Ugly Christmas Sweater Bottle Koozie – sold by LogoBarProducts on Etsy

How To: Photo Booth (for an ugly Christmas sweater party):  shared by Rachel here on Ugly Christmas Sweater Party

Ugly Sweater Cake – seen on this pin here

Ugly Christmas Sweater Party Invitation – sold by InvitationBlvd on Etsy

Ugly Sweater Cookies – shared by And Everything Sweet

Gingerbread Men in Ugly Sweaters – shared by Celebrations

Ugly Christmas Sweater Candle Holders – shared by Oh My! Creative

Would you make your own ugly sweater or buy it?

Cobalt Blue + Gold Holiday Dinner Party

Are you feeling abundantly dosed in Christmas yet?

I swear everywhere I turn there is a red and green Christmas tree covered in glitter. And trust me, I’m a HUGE fan of glitter, but I am a little bored with the red and green. I know, I know, they are the “traditional” Christmas colors.

But answer me honestly; have you really NEVER gotten just the tiniest drop of annoyance seeing red and green everywhere? Something tells me you likely had at one point or another.

Today I wanted to share with you some inspiration for those of you potentially hosting your own dinner party this holiday season. Why not consider a nice cobalt blue and bright yellow gold? They mix up the traditional holiday décor so well, and transition beautifully into New Year’s celebrations.

Cobalt Blue + Gold Holiday Dinner Party

Cobalt Blue + Gold Holiday Dinner Party
See all of this inspirational post here:

Images Used:

Gold and Blue Foil Cupcake Liners – sold by LulusCupcakeBoutique on Etsy

Blue and Gold Christmas Tablescape – found on this pin

Holiday Table Runner in Gold – sold by furnitologist on Etsy

Blue and Gold Ornament Garland – found on this pin

Premium Artificial Christmas Tree in Blue and Gold – sold by NakedAndTrimmedTrees on Etsy

“Oh, So Bold Blue and Gold Christmas Wreath” – shared by Chera Charlton on Pinterest here

Moravian Star Christmas Card Set – sold by orangecatart on Etsy

What is your favorite color combination for decorating during the holidays?