Monday, December 21, 2009

Peacock Decorations for Holidays and Beyond

After I started decorating my house for Christmas in lovely peacock shades of blue, green, turquoise and plum, I decided to share photos here. Then I was curious to see what others had that might fit the theme. I have found some beautiful, fun and whimsical items to share with you.

It was hard though to stay with the focus of decorative items because I ran into some gorgeous jewelry, clothing and accessories along the way. Maybe my next blog post will feature some of those!

Photos from top to bottom, left to right
1. Peacock version 2, print
from beckidyb

2. Sweet Leaves - Indigo Garden Fabric Mix Branches (set of 6)
from janejoss

3. Caribbean - 7 piece party set
from PartyPoms

from closencounters

5. Peacock Plaid Christmas Stocking
from SuZeFashion

Photos from top to bottom, left to right.
1. Laminated Peacock Placemat
from WingAndWillow

2. Gold Glitter Blue and Green Paisley Print Quilted Round Star Table Candle Holder PERFECT FOR HOLIDAYS OR ALLYEAR
from JunesMaterialThings

3. Peacock Feather on Blue Topaz Painting 12 x 24
from hotjavva

4. Sweet Leaves - Blossom Blue Fabric Branches
from janejoss

5. Bird. Lime Green and Turquoise Bird. Bird Brain Mixed Media
from chinamommy

This color scheme could also work well into your New Year's celebrations. Hope you enjoyed! Merry Christmas! Have a great day wherever you are !

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

First Blog Giveaway Winner!

Congratulations to Ave the winner of my first blog giveaway!
Check out her blog Made in Canarias at

Ave won a set of handmade note cards
and a silk dupioni butterfly bookmark!

Thanks to all who entered! Stay tuned for my next blog giveaway.
Happy holidays!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Peacock Christmas Holiday Decorating

Usually I start my Christmas decorating the day after Thanksgiving but ... this year I couldn't quite get to it as I was busy with my shop, etc., so I'm still decorating. I'm almost done though, yeah!

Thought I'd share some photos. For the past 2 years I've wanted to coordinate my decorations with my home decor, focussing on teal, sapphire and avocado green with a bit of plum. So my house this year is decorated in peacock colors and it is so lovely!

Also, I decided against the big artificial tree which usually takes me a week to decorate by the time I pull it up out of the basement, along with the myriad boxes of lights, ornaments, extension cords, etc.

This year I've decorated this cool topiary that I acquired from a store closing a few years back (I was using the stand for craft shows!). It takes up less floor space and I was able to decorate it in a few days since it takes fewer ornaments and lights!

I've also incorporated my collection of blue and green glass bottles which I use as vases in the summer. For the holidays I've turned them into bottle trees! What do you think! Enjoy the photos!

Now I just need some peacock feathers!

Remember to enter my first blog giveaway! Only a few days left.
Go to my Thursday Thanksgiving Day post and follow the instructions given there.

Have a great day wherever you are!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Friday Blog Baking Chocolaty Chocolate

Today I am baking cocoa chocolate chip brownies with chocolate frosting. I firmly believe that if you are going to bake chocolate delights like cakes, brownies and cookies, that you have to make them really chocolaty (for some reason spell check doesn't like this word)! I'm taking most of them to a women's gathering tomorrow, which is a good thing since I enjoy chocolate.

Don't be misled by these photos! They are not all chocolate. I went through the food photos I have taken and couldn't find any cookies or brownies. I seem to have gobbled up the chocolate yummies before I could take any photos so these will have to do. They do look good don't they? By the way, what's your favorite chocolate dessert?

Then this afternoon I was reading some of the posts from blogs that I follow, I came across this post from Dacedesign about chocolate. Can you smell the chocolate! Read it and enjoy!

Remember to enter my first blog giveaway. Go to the Thursday November 26 Thanksgiving Day post and follow the directions.

Have a great day and bake something chocolate!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

First Snow December First

Heard the plows go by early this morning! The first snow, white, crisp and cold! It's not really winter yet but the first snowfall means it can't be far away.

Took a few photos before much of it melted away but I missed the trees glopped with snow like someone had sprayed them with whipped cream. Take a peak and enjoy!

Don't forget to enter my blog giveaway by going to the Thursday November 26 Thanksgiving Day blog post, following the instructions and commenting. Have a great day wherever you are!