Posts Tagged: Christmas Decorations

Wednesday evening, after having worked on the decorations for the past five days, all of the volunteers were invited to a reception at the White House. This would be the first of many holiday parties at the house this season. Mrs. Obama estimated that over 100,000 people would get to enjoy the decorations we had created.

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We start shopping for our Christmas season in January.  Yes, it is hard to beleive, but it takes us a full year to prepare for a selling season that is a short two months.  At the January gift market in Atlanta, we hit the halls running, searching for new and exciting products to bring you. 

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  Traditions are a huge part of my family Christmas celebration.  My mother and I have made a Williamsburg style cone arrangement every year since we visited Williamsburg when I was 10.  This is an easy and versatile centerpiece, and a great Christmas Eve tradition.  To start with, you need the green painted wooden cone

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  One of the joys of walking Chicago’s streets in December were the decorations that lined Michigan Avenue.  All of the stores and buildings along the Magnificent Mile took great pride in decorating not only their windows, but the beds of landscaping that lie between the sidewalk and the street.  Everywhere you looked was a

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I have had some requests to see how our home looks during the Christmas season.  This morning, we awoke to the season’s first snowfall, and the view from the bedroom window inspired this post.  Nothing says Christmas like snow.  It was so beautiful here this morning, I had to share.  The first photos are of

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Decorating the Christmas tree can be a daunting task.  By breaking the process down into a few simple steps, it becomes a much more fun and manageable project.  Following is a series of photographs I took while decorating the tree at a clients house.    First, it is great to set the mood.  Christmas music

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Having great Christmas deocrations doesn’t mean that you have to put away your everyday accessories.  Lamps are a wonderful place to have fun with your holiday decorations.  A simple bow on a lamp turns an every day object into a Christmas decoration.  The chest above features a pair of antique majolica lamps and an antique

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A great opportunity for a stunning Christmas decoration can be a staircase.  Many people ask me the best way to do stairs for Christmas, so I wanted to share what I believe is the best solution.  Following are a series of five photographs showing the foyer stairs in our home from before we start through

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I had some appointments today in Sweetwater, and there were a few minutes left for me to visit the store.  Bobby does such an amazing job with the shop.  It was so festive today, and everything was in the perfect spot, clean, and beautiful.  If Bobby Todd at Christmas doesn’t get you in the holiday

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To decorate for Christmas, I prefer to not put the everyday decorations of a house away.  I often see people take a beautiful picture down over their fireplace for Christmas so they can put up a wreath.  Typically the wreath is not as pretty as the picture was, and all of a sudden, the focal point

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