it is true!
it is that time of year again,
when you could be covered by
a blanket of snow at any time
the first of the season is always the best.
always the most beautiful.
and always the most sparkliest!
last week, i showed you my silent night/holy night mirror.
this week, i've been putting together the table beneath it.
and adding ~ first snow ~ magic to our family room...
decorated with paper feathers, crystals
and silk wrapped candles
see my beautiful santos?
doesn't she look cold??!
not to worry
i've been working on her skirt and crown.
although they aren't ready yet,
but i am using a nuno felting technique
and i fear after i am done with here skirt and crown,
i made need one for me!
they are that lovely!!
a vignette in front of my fireplace...
notice the ruffly curtain there?
behind it is our tv ~
out of sight!!
beautiful lace candles i have been creating...
and there is my olive tree:)
behind that curtain are books...
here is the table beneath my mirror
this week i have been trying out my Annie Sloan chalk paint
i LOVE her paint!!
on this table, i used french linen as the base
and then painted over that with a color i call marshmallow
which is 2 parts of the bright white with 1 part of old white.
after it was all dry, i sanded it a little to let the french linen show.
then i waxed it
oh my is it smooth and lovely!
i stash my pretty tablecloths in baskets beneath this table,
utilizing precious storage space.
here is a stencil flourish i added...
i love how it turned out!
the color is just gorgeous.
and when i found this velvet fabric panel thrifting one day,
i knew it would make a perfect runner.
do you think i added too many ruffles??
now for the top vignette
my jeanne d'arc style spin...
mary, an arched mirror and a cross
a large glass hurricane candle
filled with real swan feathers,
a length of my wired pearls twisted around the top
and one of petite michelle's pretties hanging in the front:)
my "nordic" candle holder
candle wrapped in silk
oohhh so pretty!
and a mercury glass cake stand
draped with these lovely treasures!
well, that's all for this white wednesday!
come see what other inspiring ideas are over at
Faded Charm's: White Wednesday
My Shabby Streamside Studio's: Holiday Decor Showcase
here's to the first snowfall!