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Christmas Cloche Vignette in Brown

Enter my $50 Gift Certificate Give Away HERE Still ticking away at my Christmas decor.  Shawn tells me to quit obsessing.  Hmmm...I'm not ready to quit just yet. I don't even have a big tree up yet.  I found the top of it and had it laying out in the den.  Last night, simultaneously Ethan and I made the remark 'the white tree is now yellow' and I added that it looked like someone tossed it to the curb during a snowstorm and everyone drove by and splashed ice and mud on it.   If/when I get it all put up, yellowish brown and all, I will share it with you all.  But for now, here is my Christmas cloche vignette I've created on the Bombe' chest that separates the kitchen eating area from the den.  
The cloche on the left is filled with brown Christmas ornaments.  I added some brown spiral glitter picks to the floral and pheasant feather arrangement to add some holiday sparkle.
 These little snowflake ornaments are $3 for 20 at Walmart...can't get much cheaper than…

Christmas Winter Tablescape at the Bird House Dining Table

Stay, season of calm love and soulful snows! ~ from the poem To Winter by Claude McKay

Do any of you remember my bird cage dining table  I made from a broken bird cage a few months back?  That was one of my most popular posts so click the link above it you'd like to see how it all came about.  Well, this table has  become one of my favorite pieces of furniture and sits at the center of one of the rooms in my shop. 
I envisioned something outside of  the traditional red and green color scheme for this setting.  I envisioned a tablescape of silver and white snowflakes and ice crystals with a little bit of soft, pale color added.  I've always liked periwinkle and in fact had a previous homes bedroom wall painted a very light shade of this color.   My  inspiration were these gorgeous, ever so light periwinkle / lavender  / purple transferware plates in the Asiatic Pheasants Pattern.    I think this is a beautiful pattern depicting pheasants fluttering amongst a lush floral bouquet. …