Friday, November 30, 2012

~~~Decorating my Best Friends House!!!~~~

 Happy Saturday everyone. I have been a crazy, decorating fool this past week and that is the reson I have been MIA from blogging. I apologize! But now I am ALMOST done; I have to do outside today. But so far I have decorated my daugter and SIL's house, my best friends house (this post) and my house! OY!!! But it is fun. I love doing it, I am just realizing now that my right hand is NOT GOOD. It is painful for me to now cut stems of flowers and to make bows. DARN! But I am working through that. Anyway, enought of that. I want to share my friend, Wenda's home. I help her do it every year. We have been friends for 45 years and we also share a birthday!!!!!!!!! Isn't that amazing!!??  So this is her tree. I did the topper a little differently this year because she had bought some new branches. Plus her ceiling is VERY high so I wanted to make her tree GROW a little:)
 Here are some tips for you when decorating your tree. I use these fabulous leaf branches to fill in spaces that need a little something. Then I place these grape clusters so they look like they are part of the branch.
 Flowers are always a great filler on a tree, or wreath.
 Her ornaments are all burgundy or gold, SO pretty. I also found these pearl like berries and they just POP against the tree.

 I make the branches stick out a little bit beyond the edge of the tree.

 Have any of you seen the glitter spray paints??? I use glitter gold on plain burgundy flowers and they look terrific. Another tip, if you can't find the COLOR of a flower that you want, just spray paint a white one!!!!!


 Here is her mantle this year. After I took these pics we went shopping and she found beautiful gold candles for the candle holders. There are 2 more on the hearth, and for some reason I didn't get a shot of the hearth????
 We also did her wonderful stairway.
 Lots of garland, lights and decorations!
 It goes across the bridge upstairs too.

 More flowers, grape clusters and leaf branches.
 I got these grape clusters several years ago at the place where I worked and they have never carried them again. I am so glad I got enough for her and me!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Then we moved on to decorating her ledges with her village pieces.
 We just used buffalo snow around the pieces and white lights.
 This is a sleigh I made her several years ago for her coffee table.

 So, that is her beautiful home all dressed up for Christmas!!! I will start to share MY house next week. It has been alot of fun deciding what to use and where to put it in this new house!
I hope you all have a GREAT weekend. I am joining some of these great parties:
SEASONAL SUNDAY

MOSAIC MONDAY

MEET ME MONDAY
METAMORPHOSIS MONDAY

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesadys Treasures
Paula and Patti at Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Open House Party Thursday at No Minimalist Here
Share Your Creations on Thursday at Kristen's Creations
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
Thanks SO much for stopping by. I promise to be a BETTER BLOGGER:):) XO, Pinky

18 comments:

On Crooked Creek said...

Pinky,
This is an exquisite tree, dear friend!!! Your best friend is so~o~o fortunate to have you decorate her home for Christmas! I'm loving your bows...and I understand what you mean by pain in your hand...my is the left hand!!! I, too, have the same red and gold Traditional theme with gilded fruit and berries!!! You'll be amazed at the similarity! I'm anxious to see your FIRST Christmas in your NEW home! I'll be watching for a post soon!
Fondly,
Pat

Karen Albert said...

Pinky you have been busy! You are spreading beauty to everyone close to you!! So gorgeous!

I love the pearl colored berries on the tree..could I ask where you found them?

xoxo
Karena
2012 Artists Series and Giveaway from The House of Edward!

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Pinky, you did an amazing job on your friend's house! So cool that you have the same birthday! I love the "topper." It's just beautiful everything you do! Sorry about your hand! Hope it's better soon!
Karen

Linda Primmer said...

Beautiful Christmas decorating. The bows are gorgeous and I love the stair rails decked so wonderfully.
Truly wonderful. You are such a lovely person to decorate your best friend's house. Yes, I am your secret Santa who snuck in during the night to re-decorate your blog. Merry Christmas! XO Linda

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Just beautiful Pinky! Very rich looking and I love that you share a birthday, couldn't be neater with a bff!

Splenderosa said...

Love the topper, Pinky-Poo. You sound so happy!!!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Wow Pinky...you have been a very busy lady!!...You did a stunning job on your friends home...everything is so magnificent..from the tree to the bannister...pretty, pretty everywhere!!!..I am sure she is over the top happy with what you had done!! I would be!

Shelia said...

Hi Pinky! You have been one busy lady! Your friend's house is gorgeous and what a friend you are to help her each year. You're just amazing! Now, I could be your best friend.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Mary said...

Pinky~ You've been busy as Santa's elves with all your Christmas decorating! I know everyone is thrilled with how you deck the halls for them! I help my MIL every year with her tree, mantle, and stairs. I'm looking forward to seeing how Christmas arrives at your new home!

Traci said...

So pretty! You did a fabulous job! Never would've thought to spray paint flowers. Can't wait to see your house!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Your Christmas decor is so lovely. It makes me feel festive and jolly! :)

May you have joy and peace this wonderful holiday season my friend.

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

I would love it if you would join me in linking up at my weekly Clever Chicks Blog Hop: http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/12/clever-chicks-blog-hop-10-rural.html

I hope you can make it!
Cheers,
Kathy Shea Mormino
The Chicken Chick

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