EntertainingChristmas Line and an Announcement November 29, 2012I’m excited to share the rest of our Christmas line today and an announcement I’ve been excited about. This is going to be a bit of a long post, so hang in there with me. This second look reminds of the reason that three heads are better than one. In brainstorming the Christmas line, I initially pictured something more neutral like the look I showed yesterday. My mom and sister loved that, but had the idea to incorporate a second look that brought in some of the traditional reds and greens. Hence, this look was born…and I LOVE IT! We used the burlap runner from our Basics shop. We found this red vintage floral fabric and knew it had to be in this line for Christmas. I love the reds and greens in it, but I also love that it really could be used other times in the year. You can find it here. With these two fabrics decided on, we wanted to use a red ticking stripe for the napkins. But we knew we wanted some handpainting on them. We’re really loving handpainted linens. We chose Angels wings and “JOY.” It reminds me of a quote I saw recently…”On Angels wings, the season rings.” You can find these here. We paired it with the same deer head wall art I mentioned yesterday. For the centerpiece, we used our wood round platforms, lanterns, fresh greenery, and some pinecones. We used gold chargers for this one. I always love mixing up metallics with rustic wood. Here, we use wood in the centerpiece and gold chargers. In yesterday’s look, we used mercury glass centerpieces with wood chargers. And here are some of the whole table. And now, I’m so excited to announce…drumroll please… …that I will be doing my first ever Giveaway on the blog!!! I’ve been wanting to do one for quite a while and what better time than Christmas? And it’s not just one giveaway, but an entire week of giveaways! Next Monday through Friday, we will be giving one item from different aspects of our shop every day. So expect to see something from the wood shop, some linens, and a few other fun things. There won’t be a schedule…we’ll just announce that day’s item each day on the blog. Make sure to check each day to enter the giveaways! Each day I will tell you how to be entered and several ways to get additional entries. For us, Christmas has always been about giving and I am so excited to kick off this Christmas season on the blog by giving back to all of you lovely readers who come here each day. I’ll be linking up to some Christmas Decorating parties next week too, so there will be lots of Christmassy goodness going on here. I can hardly wait! *** On a different note, I linked our Guest Bathroom up to these two lovely blogs today: Go on over and say hello.