Saturday, December 16, 2017

Let's WRAP this up!!

 


There has been lots of  falalaing going on over here . I am sure you all are doing the same in your homes.

We have been shopping, wrapping and even took time to do absolutely nothing but sit by the fire and enjoy our home.

In my last post I showed you around our Christmas home but I wanted to show you some of what we have been up to.

One of my favorite things to do is wrapping of gifts and this year was no exception.

As you all know all my decor this year came about because of my sweet, goofy little zebra pillow.....

My color scheme this year is pink and red with touches of black and white. I have to say I have had so much fun working with this combination this year.

This pillow helped me decide on the pink and red....



Here are my wrapping papers all lined up. Every year I coordinate my papers and decor. What can I say, it is a carry over of many years of coordinating fabrics, paint and furniture!!


I like to pull all my elements together to make sure they all work seamlessly....




I added my signature black and white striped paper and solids in reds and pinks to the mix, and of course some double faced satin ribbons and gift tags.

Speaking of gift tags I had fun pulling mine together this year. I order mine from Southern Hospitality Co. on etsy.  Their tags are the best I have ever purchased. Beautiful thick quality paper, large tags that make a beautiful statement on any package. You can go here if you are interested, I highly recommend them!!

Here are the tags I chose this year! Aren't they fun? They make me smile.




Pink and red is such a fun color combination. I know it is not for everyone, but it sure worked well for me  year.this









I still have a few more to wrap but here they are all together looking very happy under our tree. I can't wait for my family to see them!!

Every year my sweet hubby and I take one day that I have called our Falala day. It is a day of no pressure shopping and fun for us. We go to a town close by, Walnut Creek, which has wonderful shopping, lights and decorations. We take our time and enjoy our day together, its fun being in the hustle and bustle when you aren't under any pressure.


Merry Christmas to you all!!

 
 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Our 2017 Falala Christmas Home!

 

There has been a whole lot of Falalaing going on over here at our home this year. 

For some reason it just seemed more fun than ever with the bright color combination of pinks and reds and of course my goofy little Zebra pillow that was the jumping off point of everything you are about to see.....

(several of you have asked about him and where I purchased him. I bought him last year, but I did find him on Wayfair so just go HERE if you would like to have him in your home too.)

This years Christmas mantel before adding the beaded garland and ribbon streamers.....




I had so much fun with the colors I used this year, and the brush trees were the perfect addition!



At night everything just sparkles and glistens. Oh how I love our Falala home!!



Under the tree you can see some of our gifts that I wrapped. More to do but I got a good start and the papers all coordinate with the decor!! YES I planned it that way, in fact this plan was made last year after Christmas.

Speaking of the TREE, here she is, our Memory tree for 2017. I really like her in her pink ribbons!!



I continued the pink and red into the kitchen.......

This sits at the end of my large kitchen island, it has lights in it so at night this little area is a soft glow of light.

In the kitchen dinette we opened up the table to get it ready for our family gathering. I used a 5 ft. door mirror down the middle, just to give you an idea of the size of the centerpiece. I continued the red and pink with lots of sparkle and reflection. Who says there has to be candles in your candlesticks?.......

I made a little collage so you could see it from different angles and also see the sparkle!!

At the end of table I hung another wreath from a few  years ago. I added a few pink and red ornaments to make it look a little more fun and less formal. This also lights up at night.  A girl needs her twinkly lights this time of year!!


This wreath was inspired by a Martin Jobe design and also Martha Stewart has a tutorial on how to make it. I found the tutorial after I made mine, her way was easier than mine, but I love the results so I am happy with it. You can read about how to make it, HERE.

One of the exciting things, at least exciting for me, was the final touch in the great room above the TV.

But let me show you what is below the TV first. It is a restoration hardware zinc tray measuring three ft. long so it is bigger than it looks in the picture. It is full of snow and ornaments and brush trees which ties in with the look of the mantel since it is on the same wall.....






Now for the one thing that brings me  a little giggle every time I see it. Over the years this Christmas phrase has become kind of a signature phrase for me and those that know me well know this about me. I am just a Falalaing kind of gal.......


So there you have our Falala home for this year. Of course I will continue wrapping packages and tweaking things until it is Christmas day. THAT is just what I do and loving every minute.

So from our home to yours......





 
 

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

This Years 2017 Christmas Decor Plan!

With Christmas quickly approaching I thought I would share with you all what I am planning on doing this year.

This plan actually started last year with ONE pillow, a pillow I had spied a few years back that just happen to go on sale....

Isn't he kind of goofy and fun? Every single time I would see him in cyber space I would pause and smile and kind of giggle, he just made me happy. So what is a girl to do? Well, when he was on sale after Christmas this gal bought him and then the planning started off and running.

I usually start with a color scheme, but this guy was going to be my jumping off point so I started looking around to see what I could pull together.

Then I saw ANOTHER PILLOW on sale........

The zebra stripes are a dark almost navy based charcoal so the gray went perfectly. Now I have a theme and my color scheme....


I will be using pinks and reds this year with touches of green and of course my signature black and white stripes.

They are such happy colors together and then add a little green and it becomes Christmas colors!!

I haven't used this combination since 2008 so it will be fun for me to put together. Here is the center piece for our Christmas dining room in 2008....



I might duplicate this look again for our dining room. We shall see.

Now back to the rest of the elements I am going to use.......

I always have fun coordinating my wrapping papers!!








I had to get a little Falala in there too, after all it is my signature Christmas saying!!!


And this my dear friends will become our Christmas decor for 2017!!

To be continued!