Holiday Party – frosty table scape in silver and white + Giveaway winners…

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Hi guys,
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I am finally sharing the winter wonderland inspired table scape I set up for our holiday party two weeks ago!!! How can it possibly be almost the middle of December. Christmas is on the day two weeks away and there is so much I wanted to get done before. 

So first things first. Let´s start by sharing this adorable table scape with you so I can at least cross one thing of my list. 

I wanted to have an all whimsical and frosty table scape for this years Holiday party (party for our friends, not family there) so I incorporated lots of white and silver. By putting it together I had a little fear that it could turn out super boring but I absolutely loved it in the end.

I went with gray table runners speckled with white stars and snowflakes all over. To stay in the theme the platters where also silver as most of the table decor. The cotton napkins are also a light hue of gray. Meanwhile I prefer cotton napkins over disposable ones cause you just need to wash them and they are ready for their next use. Aaaand they add a much more luxe look to the whole table. The napkin rings are the most funny and pretty I have seen in a while and they completed the theme perfectly.
 So for the decoration I added a silver garland to beginn with. In the middle of the garland I put the candle holder including gray candles. For the rest of the table decor I opted for silver and white ornaments. I really love decorating with ornaments and since there are so many different shapes and colors it will probably never get old. To add some wintery and frosty feels I got a bunch of pinecones from our drug store and also a little wodden sleigh and glittery trees. 
The rest of it was kept pretty simple. White plates, silver cutlery and simple glasses. I really didn´t want to loose the focus on the decor.  
As a little guest favor I got these adorable little Raffaelo snowflakes.
It was such a nice evening with lots of stories and laugther and everybody was filled with good food and drinks as they left. 
Are you planning on inviting your friends for a holiday party into your home? Be sure to check out last years table scape here.
And now I am sharing what everyone is waiting for. The giveaway winners for:
– the pink plaid blanket scarf – Colleen B.
– the statement earrings – Jasmin F.
– the Yankee Candle in Holiday Sage – Jasmin F.
Congratulations. Be sure to check your mails as I am going to write you for further details.
Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.

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10 Days of Christmas Giveaways – Day 3 – Our Christmas Decoration – closed…


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Hello guys,

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and happy Monday. I know I know Monday´s aren´t usually our favorite days but I have a little something to sweeten up your day.


And I might say this every year but our Christmas decor has never been prettier than this year. I have tried some different things and also decorated a few more areas than last year and in my opinion it turned out even more beautiful than I thought. I am going to break it down room by room so it will be easier to follow.

Family room:
Of course our family room is the most used place in the whole house so this is where most of the magic happens. I do have a different color theme every year and usually I am not straying far aside from the classics but I have gone wild this year and went with a totally fashionable Christmas tree in pink and black. Yes you hear that right but if you are a regular reader you already read my Christmas tree decoration post last week and are no further surprised.


Anther corner in our family room I enjoy decorating is our coffee table / tv area. We do have quite the space to put lots of decor so why not use it for the most wonderful time of the year. I went with the lighter pink version of the ornaments and created a little winter wood theme. With lots of different trees and deers. The gingham table runner is one of my favorites for this year since it has my most favorite pattern but also includes a Christmas embroidery on both sides. I also always keep our  advent wreath with the candles on our coffee table. Evey Sunday starting the 2nd of December there is going to be lit one candle and after the 4th Christmas is here. 


Kitchen:
I haven´t had this much decor in our kitchen the years before. I always decorated the windowsill with lots of Christmas decor and candles but that was pretty it. This year I added christmassy kitchen towels and a bunch of poinsettias to my kitchen. I also reused the branches with berries and the red ribbons from two years ago for our bar stools. Absolutely love how our kitchen turned out and since most of our kitchen appliances are red I went with the classic Christmas Red pieces all over.


Entryway:
The entryway wasn´t such a welcoming space when we moved in but after some time and a lot of furniture changes it became really welcoming so since all of our guests will at first be in the entryway I decided to create a warm and welcoming space and what better could be for it than a candle. A candle, not only with its enjoyable light, but also with its smell is the perfect addition to any entryway. You can choose the scent you like your house to smell and even when you are not lighting it, it is a pretty piece of decoration. I personally love Yankee Candles. They are my favorite and they have the best scents for Christmastime. So for today´s giveaway I am giving away one large jar from Yankee Candle in the scent Holiday Sage. This is my favorite holiday scent ever and I hope it is going to be yours too very soon.


Another great addition to your entryway (if you are living in a house) is a handrail wrapped with garlands. I got mine about three weeks ago and his was probably the most work on decorating. I incorporated string lights and little ornaments and also got single red glass elements to add to the garlands. 


I was thinking about decorating our bedroom too but ended up ditching that idea since we are only up there for sleeping and it wouldn´t be worth the work and the money either.


Have you already decorated your home for Christmas? I would love to hear more about it and be sure to enter my giveaway below. It is open until the 10th of December. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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How I decorated our Christmas tree + tips for a versatile decor…


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Hello my Christmas loving friends,
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my tree has been up for about two weeks now (usually I didn´t want to set it up before the last week of November but I just can´help it) and I am loving it more every second I look at it.

We went a little aside from traditional this year and got a fashionable tree including pink, blush and black ornaments. To be honest I had most of the ornametns for years now and didn´t like them against the backdrop of a complete green tree cause the black got really lost but now we have a flocked white tree which make it stand right out and look so beautiful.

Since I love to decorate with different ornaments and also got a whole bunch of different ones I am breaking it down below for you.

Classic ornaments:
The pink, blush and black ornaments are our classic shaped ornaments on the tree. I got them in a medium and large size to mix and match as I like. I like different size ornaments a lot, also matte and glossy are great to get add texture and deepth to your tree.

Funny ornaments:
I consider a dougnut or a pink flamingo with a hat as a funny ornament. They really make the tree look special. We also had some funny ornaments last year like a soccer ball, some owls and a pair of silver high heels. 

Monogrammed ornaments:
I actually stumbled across these as I was on the search for some pink ornaments and immediately loved them. Who wouldn´t want to have a monogrammed ornament on his tree. Never seen them in one of my favorite store before but so pretty. I also love the retro font of the letter and the bow on top of it. Got them from Nanu Nana (only in stores).

Garlands:
I decided to to with a black garland rather than a pink one because first of all I could´t find the matching shade and second of all I didn´t wanted to create a pink overload so I went with this dark grey/black metallic shimmery garland. I cut it into short pieces to drape it around several branches. In my opinion I think it turned out very nice and is another way to decorate your tree.
Ribbons:
I didn´t do any ribbons this year. First of all I couldn´t find any I liked or matched the color theme and second of all I was pretty satisfied with my metallic shining garland. But I had silver ribbons on last years tree and no garlands so I guess the fun lies in the difference (view the post here). 

Overal I think unusual and various ornaments are the key to set oneself apart from other trees. It doesn´t matter if you have a color theme or just decorate with ornaments you got over the years or all the favorites you found in a store. In the end it only counts if you love your tree and it makes your home feel cozy and festive. 

Do you have a color theme to decorate with or do you mix and match as you like? 
I would love to know.

Thanks for stopping by. Take care. See you.
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Sinister Halloween table scape….

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Good morning friends,
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can you tell me what happened over night? Why it is freezing in the morning? As much as I love fall I am not ready for frozen car windows and super cold leather seats. I broke out my winter coat today cause it only had 1 degrees outside. Anyways let´s get to today´s post.

Are there any other holiday loving, Christmas awaiting folks over here ??


I love the holidays. Love. Love. Love. I don´t know why – maybe because of the festive mood or the family get togethers or the delicioius food or maybe everything together – I just love it. Starting with the beginning of fall there are lots of holidays coming like Halloween, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas.

So let´t start with the first one – Halloween. Usually we are at home for Halloween, watch some scary movies and hand out candy to all the trick-or-treaters on our street but last year we headed to the Europapark in Rust, Germany for their Halloween decorated theme park and their parades. It was magical and mystical all in one. Have a look at the hotel here.

So since we are sticking with our old schedule this year we are having a Halloween dinner date at home including some scary decoration and sinister foods.

I am sharing my Halloween table scape today to give you some inspiration for the most horrifying day of the year.
I got this blood drenched table runner from Galeria Kaufhof, a store I personally love. They have all kinds of place mats, kitchen towels, aprons and cotton napkins. I added a chandelier with black candles to the table cause I think this will always fit just change the color of the candles and put on some spider webs. 

The black lanterns are from Ikea and I filled them up with straw I had left from our bridesmaid boxes. Always good to keep stuff like that cause you never know when you will need it again.

The grave stone placards are from amazon. Be sure to have a look since they do have lots of interesting stuff like crows and bones and spiderwebs.

All the other things are pretty random and easy to get year round like the black cotton napkins, the napkin rings and the place mats. 

The punch I made is from Martha Stewart and I also made some hummus to serve with crackers and got some Italian antipasti  as an entrée. The main course included a steak cause I couldn´t think of a better halloween food than a bloody piece of meat on my plate.


Are you planing on celebrating a dinner date/party at home or are you going out. I love staying in and scaring the neighbours children.

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