Saturday, November 29, 2008

House Walk

I had the pleasure of decorating the main dining room at the Reardon Mansion B&B for our local charity house walk event. The B&B is FILLED with wonderful antiques and has such charm. The furniture in the main dining room is massive and the ceilings are extremely tall..beautiful! Also, there is a lot of dark wood and fabric in the room. I wanted to lighten the room and make it a gold wonderland! As I was decorating I was very cautious in making sure the decorations didn't fade into the background.

BEFORE....




AFTER....

Tall gold branches add the height needed in the room. The gold runner and matching placemats are so sparkly!



These tightly packed carnation balls look like snowballs.



Everyone thought these gorgeous roses were fake because they look so perfect! I filled the vases with faux snow and mica flakes to add shine.



Mini presents were used as our placecards. The menus were created by our local stationery boutique, The Paper Company. They have fun, cute, and interesting paper products and do amazing custom printing!



Cheers! Our local wine boutique, Montage, supplied the champagne. They have unique and hard to find wine and champagne.



The event was a great success and I am very honored to have been a part of such a great cause! I hope I was able to pass along some unique holiday decorating ideas...ENJOY!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Holiday 08' Reveal

The “snow” dust has settled and I have finally been able to sit and load the pictures I shot before we opened the doors for our open house, so take a look at our Christmas wonderland. Many items have come and gone and newer product has appeared. Our open house was such a success…thanks to all of our regulars and it was great to meet so many newcomers.



snowflake garland made from vintage books hang in our windows.


Our garden snow angel goes sooo well in our winter wonderland.







We have been on a mercury glass kick here at Whimsy…you will find LOTS of it around the store!!!



Please keep us in mind for your holiday parties. Our services are being booked quickly...
















The store is full, inviting and magical and I am so pleased to walk around and see the variety that is offered. We have traditional greens and wreaths along with glitter or snow items to change things up. I am also happy with our large supply of jewelry, accessories, and objects for gift giving- and more is still on the way. Please add us to your list of 'must see' shops this month.

Check back for more pics as the month goes on. Whew... It never ends really.