13 December 2011

Helping a Friend

I love decorating my house.  And I especially love decorating for Christmas! 
This year I had the privilege of helping a friend dec out her home.  ( I actually had the privilege of helping more than one friend but I only got pics of this one)

The first thing we decided was that the wall above her fireplace needed a new paint color.
She was the one who mentioned painting it.  I just encouraged her to do it:)

The insiration for the color was this cute little end table.  She painted this for her photography studio so she had the paint.  Why not add a pop of color?!  It's only paint and a very small wall.  It can be repainted when she gets tired of it:)

So while she spent about 10 minutes painting the wall I worked in her basement.
This table you see as you walk down the steps. 

Basement sideboard.

Shelf in the basement kitchen.

And the finished mantle.  She added lights later since I had used all the working ones in the basement.  It looks darling all lit up now!

Centerpiece for dining room table. I just love this!  Might have something to do with the fact that it' white?!  She had made the paper ornaments.  I just love them:)

Cupboard in living room.

She had made this banner too and I thought we had to use it somewhere.  I really like it here.

Another cupboard in the living room.
(excuse the poor photos.  still no new camera.  add that to the list santa.)

Beautiful Nativity

Inside of Cupboard

This was one of my favorite spots!  So fun.

I adore Willow Tree Nativities. 

Cupboard in the kitchen.  Wish I'd have got some close-ups of some of the stuff inside.  It is really cute.  See the adorable puppy on the top shelf?  That's my kind of animal - no mess, no fuss!:)

And another paper ornament that she had made.  We added the cute vintage ornament to it with hot glue.  We set the large pear in her kitchen bay window.  It looks fabulous:)
It's fun to work with other peoples stuff and make their house look festive!

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Blogger Sue said...

It's ALWAYS more fun to decorate for someone else! You did her a good turn and helped make her home look lovely for the holidays. :-) Hope you get your camera for Christmas!

December 13, 2011 at 7:47 PM  
Blogger deborah said...

I love the horse that you put in the basement sideboard! Neat idea. And the Willow Tree Nativity under the cloche...swoon...it all looks beautiful and fun!

December 14, 2011 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger Mrs. K said...

Love it all and I know I should say I like the nativitys best but that moose and Tonia's family initials are the cutest. And I want to know more about those (paper???) ornaments on the shelf/side table in the basement. Good job!

December 14, 2011 at 3:14 PM  

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