EntertainingLife of Splendor Christmas Line November 28, 2012I am so excited to share some photos of our shop’s Christmas line. It’s been on Etsy for a little while now, but I really wanted to wait until after Thanksgiving to share it. Now it’s Christmas, so here we go! Our goal when we opened this shop was to create a fresh take on the season with our seasonal decor. For example, we wanted to bring in some traditional colors, but show them in a new way. Or, change up the seasonal colors all together. Our line was inspired by this deer head silhouette that we turned into weathered wall art. I love the masculine and rustic touch that this adds. We love bringing in nature and a bit of simplicity for the seasons, so just a bit of greenery and candles made a seasonal mantel with this friendly little deer. We wanted a country lodge feel for this line, so my parents house was perfect to stage these pictures. I just love their fireplace. Nothing says Christmas to me like a roaring fire and burning candles. After developing the wall art, we knew we wanted some table linens to go along. We created two different looks. I’ll share the first one today and be back with the other tomorrow. Our first option started a black and cream buffalo check runner… …and cream napkins with a handpainted deer on them. We wanted the paint to have a faded/vintage effect. We’re so happy with how they turned out. These napkins might be my favorite thing. Our goal with this line was to create as many products as possible that would be perfect for the Christmas season, but could be used beyond that. I know I’m going to have this deer head art and these napkins around for quite a while. For the centerpiece, we brought in fresh greenery from a tree behind my parents house, large pinecones, and some mercury glass. You just can’t go wrong with mercury glass. And just because these photos make me happy, here’s a couple shots of the whole table. Okay, I know that’s more than a couple, but I just couldn’t help myself! I’ll be back tomorrow with the other look and a REALLY EXCITING announcement that I’m so happy to share. Happy Wednesday, y’all!