Christmas 2016: Soft & Pretty Lantern Centerpieces

I am diligently working on decorating my living and dining rooms for Christmas and am almost finished, the only thing that I have left to do is to put the white Christmas tree up (and I *might* have a thought in my head to make a new burlap wreath for between the windows in the dining room—that thought has not fully developed yet though…haha). 😉  In this little post, I want to share a few arrangements that I’ve made for these rooms, one large lantern centerpiece for the dining room table, one arrangement that I made to go around a lamp on my sideboard and then one smaller lantern centerpiece for the living room.  As y’all know, I always try to incorporate softer color tones into these more formal, yet country looking rooms.  So you’ll see a lot of light greens, blues, silvers, and whites…so soft and pretty.  I have made a YouTube tutorial video to show y’all how I put these three beauties together and I’ll post that link below.  First though, here are some pictures:

This is lantern centerpiece that I made for the dining room table:

IMG_0766.jpg

The arrangement that I made to go around Mooney’s (my Grandma) lamp on the sideboard:

IMG_0787.jpg

And a picture of both arrangements:

IMG_2647.jpg

And last but not least, a picture of the small lantern centerpiece that sits on the small living room table:

IMG_2651.jpg

Sophie was helping me too… ;):

IMG_2639.jpg

And here is a link to my YouTube tutorial:

I’m so glad that I have climbed out of my “traditional red, burgundy, gold, Christmas box” for these rooms as I really do enjoy the lighter, airier, and softer tones that I’ve incorporated.  I hope upon hope that I have given one or two of you a new and different idea for your own Christmas decorating. 🙂

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

**In crafting there are no mistake, just unique creations**

~Arlynn ❤

Christmas 2016: Quick Accent Centerpieces

I’m continuing on with my decorating frenzy over here…lol…I’m just about a blithering idiot now. 😉  Of course I’m just kidding, and y’all know how I love to create.  I have now finished the back portion of our house–the family room, kitchen, kitchen eating area, and powder room and I will be posting a tour of said areas after I get finished with this little ditty. 🙂  So many folks ask me about my little accent arrangements and how I put them together, in the video below, I explain and show you how I put together my kitchen window arrangements:

IMG_5602.jpg

A little basket creation that goes on a shelf:

IMG_2616.JPGIMG_5596.jpg

One that goes on the kitchen hutch:

IMG_2617.JPGIMG_5623.jpg

An arrangement centerpiece that I did around a lamp (like I do my lanterns) that sits in the corner of the kitchen:

IMG_5632.jpg

And lastly, an arrangement that sits on the sink in the Powder Room:

IMG_2627.jpg

These little arrangements don’t stand alone very well, but, when they are combined with all of the other decor surrounding them, I feel as if they bring the entire grouping/idea together and to fruition.  These were all fun and easy to put together and as always, I completely enjoyed submersing myself in the project’s’. 🙂

Here is a link to my YouTube Tutorial:

Christmas 2016: Accent Centerpieces

As I mentioned above, I have now finished decorating the back portion of our home, so my next project is to write a blog that will include tons of pictures and I will pair it with a video that will give a tour of the spaces that I’ve completed.  Still to decorate—The living and dining rooms incorporating a beautiful light green color, silvers, and whites–hopefully creating a soft and cozy atmosphere. 🙂

Here is a sneak peak of the back portion of our house all decked out for Christmas (minus the Christmas Tree that won’t go up until Thanksgiving evening). 🙂

IMG_5613.jpg

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

**In crafting there are no mistakes, just unique creations** 

~Arlynn ❤