Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Copper and Gold

I havn't even gotten all the boxes down from the attic yet, so not much going on here in the way of Christmas decor.  Today I found some goodies at GW so that got me started with a couple of displays.

First up is the DR table.  Just a small vignette, one that I can add on to when all the boxes come down.  See that wonderful gold and copper tensil tree, that fabulous gem came from GW for $3.99 and 25% off for Senior Day.  I was definitely doing a happy dance. Such a fun piece and just the right size to use in a lot of different places.

 After GW, I stopped in Michaels to get some ribbon and they had these adorable reindeer on sale for 1/2 off, so for $5 he just jumped in my basket.

 I went through my floral and fruit bins and found a couple of things that would work for my vignette.

 Some fruit, pinecones and more glitz.

 Yea, at least I am started.

OK, the boxes came down and I tweaked a little bit more.  I changed out the candlesticks for the hurricanes and added a great little santa.  Much better.

I found a great wreath for the door also.  GW wreath was $3.99 and a sack of 3 Cranberry balls for $2.99. I hooked two of them together to hang on the wreath.  Perfect for the door.

Now to get all those boxes and bins down and really get started.

I am joining the following parties:
Kim @ Savvy Southern Style for WOW Wednesday
Ivy @ Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Kristen @ We Are That Family for Works For Me Wednesday
Lindsay @ Southern Lovely for Show and Share
Roeschel @ DIY Showoff for DIY Fall Festival
Judy @ DIY by Design for Fall Into Fall
Yvonne @ Stonegable  for Tutorials - Tips and Tidbits Thursday
Gina @ The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
Lindsay @ Southern Lovely for Show and Share Thursday
Sherry @ No Minimalist Here for Open House Party on Thursdays
Katherine @ Katherines Corner for Favorite Things Thursday Hop
Niki @ The Vintage Farmhouse for Creative Things Thursday
Kathy @ A Delightsome Life for Home and Garden Thursday
Richella @ Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Susan @ Between Naps On The Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Jennifer Rizzo  for Fabulously Creative Friday


  1. I believe I have your reindeers sibling lol! Terrific finds Marty! Your wreath and vignette are lovely.

  2. Marty looks like great GW finds again! Love your table vignette! Pretty door decor too!

  3. Love the colors, Marty! Another beautiful vignette!!! You got some great deals!

  4. Very pretty, Marty! I'm calling my decorating done for this year. I love the vignette on your dining table. I need to add something to our table, but I hate having to move things off it when we are eating there. I'll have to think of something simple and quick to move.

  5. Marty I would be doing the happy dance too!!
    Cute tree and reindeer....
    Love you cute Holiday tag.

  6. Wow! Very Pretty! You have done much more than I have. I stared at my big tree and decided I will go the small tree route again this year.

  7. That is such a pretty centerpiece on your table! I really love that tree. You find the best things at your GW.

  8. that looks terrific Marty and wow what great bargains you got. that tinsel tree is fabulous.
    you always find the best stuff. I havent even started on my table or the living room mantle.
    things just dont get done like I think they will lol

  9. What an inspired idea to have tassels on your door wreath. I am going to poach your idea, if that is okay. Can't wait to see all of your lovely decorations.

    Nancy B

  10. Oh Marty! Those tinsil tree is to DIE FOR awesome, I looooove it, you will be able to do so much with that awesome piece and for a song, too, whooo hoooo!


  11. Fun new finds, Marty. I had a pair of those deer years ago, but they didn't make it to this house when we moved. Have no idea what happened to them. ;-)

  12. Hi Marty, great finds. I love the wreath. I found some goodies at the Salvation Army today. xo, Olive

  13. so it's true, reindeer really can jump! :) Pretty holiday inspiration.

  14. Marty, you're the best example of using of what you have and then adding a few inexpensive things to come up with beautiful arrangements! It's so much fun to see what you create--your house always looks lovely and welcoming. :)

  15. You found some great things. It is amazing all the Christmas stuff at Goodwill, isn't it? Love your cranberry balls added to the wreath. It looks so pretty. I dragged the last bin full of stuff up and we are decorated - except for a couple of strings of ligths I need to pick up- xo Diana

  16. Oh how pretty ! I have been searching in the woods here for pine cones and woodsy things to bring in but the drought we had this summer has seemed to of affected everything . I will keep searching as I love walking the woods . Have a lovely evening !

  17. Marty, Just berautiful. I love the little tree.


  18. Beautiful! I love decorating with golds for Christmas!



  19. Marty, beautiful vignette! Love the reindeer and the small tree is so pretty! Can NOT wait to see all your Holiday decor!

  20. I haven't even taken my Christmas decorations out of the boxes. I think I am going with live greens and very minimal decor this year! Your golds and coppers have to be my favorite colors for Christmas. I do love the traditional green and red, but those metalic colors are so so rich!!!!
    Just beautiful... as usual!!!!

  21. You hit the jackpot at GW...again! I have the same reindeer also from Michaels. Your vignette and wreath are both fantastic!

  22. Treasures from GW....I love the Tinsel tree...how pretty! Your decorations are beautiful! I'm always amazed about the good deals you find at GW.
    Have a nice week,

  23. Marty, I love GW treasures, look's like you found some great ones. It's looking fabulous. Have a great day.

  24. Great finds, Marty! I did well at the garage sales this Saturday too. I get so pleased with myself when I find something for next to nothing! :)
    I love your display! So pretty!

  25. Marty,
    WoW!!! What a great beginning, dear friend!!!
    Love your golden deer and the tree is adorable!!!
    A festive front door all ready to greet your guest! Just stunning!
    I'll be back to see what you bring down from the attic!

  26. Those colors are lovely together. So rich! I am slow getting going, however I have tackled two trees and the mantel.

  27. Looks so pretty! I love gold, and I love reindeer (I used both in my mantel!) :)

  28. Gorgeous, Marty! That reindeer is adorable -- and so perfect for "your" colors! You'll have fun with him!

  29. Your vignette is so lovely! I just love seeing GW finds put to good use!

  30. love the warm colors in your setting, and i love mixing metals, too.

  31. I do love this holiday centerpiece.. it's so elegant. and your wreath is wonderful on the front door.. xo marlis

  32. Great start, Marty! Your vignette is very lovely, and I really like what you did with your door swag!

  33. Marty love the centerpiece and really love the bow on the door. I am sharing some of my Christmas decorating in tomorrows post Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. xo

  34. Seeing your deer reminds me that I have a couple of those if I could just remember where. In the last couple of years I have kept decorating pretty much to a minimum and can't always remember where I stash things.