Friday, December 27, 2013

New Year's Eve

When I think of ringing in the New Year, I think of golds, silvers and lots of champagne! For decor, I think the easier the better... imagine lots of confetti and candlelight.

Here are a few items to get your party started right:

These gold napkins are perfect for any type of event and can be used for next year's holiday season / I have several of these votive holders in silver mercury but the gold hue would be perfect to ring in the new year /  This polka dot paper is perfect for little DIY party hats. Just add a garnish to the top for festive flair / Confetti can be handmade or store bought and scattered around the tabletops / Garlands are all the rage and easy to make or buy as well

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas

Happy Holidays to your and yours! I loved our tree so much this year I thought I would share again.

Also included are some shots of an arrangement I put together, compliments of a Southern Living pilot project. 

Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Card 2013

The holidays are finally here are we are hitting the road today along with 50 million or so of our closest friends.

Presenting the Williams Christmas Card 2013!

Previous Cards:

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Sweater Weather

I have been trying to break out of my normal weekend wear rut of college t-shirts and leggings. As much as this pains me, I have decided the staple winter sweater will suffice. The good thing is, I haven't worn some of these in so long they are "new" to me.

Here are a few new faves:

1 / 2 / 3 / 4

Monday, December 9, 2013

Tis the Season

Second week of December already? I need my buffer week in November back. If someone could get on that, that would be great!

The Holidays are here at the Williams household and I am soaking it up. I did not decorate as much this year, but each morning I have found myself sitting in front of the Christmas tree. I love it!

Here is a roundup of our holiday decor:
Atlanta Folks - the wreath selection at Pike's is great; no boxwoods though :( / Gorgeous manager Aaron's parents brought us back from the Holy Land / Angel from Highlands, NC that I still love two years later

I changed it up this year and moved my paperwhite bulbs in the living room. Super pleased with the way it turned out

Candlesticks: Ikea
Votive Holders: One Kings Lane & Target

I took the less is more route with the dining room. We don't host during Christmas so it is only enjoyed by us

Mercury Trees: Pottery Barn
Votives: One Kings Lane & Target

Again, took a different approach with the mantle this year and super pleased with the result.

Lanterns: Home Goods
Candlesticks: Pottery Barn
Feathers: One Kings Lane
Votives: One Kings Lane & Target
Stocking Holders: Hobby Lobby

See past decor here: 2012 / 2011 / 2010

Monday, December 2, 2013

Holiday House

Have you started Christmas decorating yet? I am an avid believer in celebrating one holiday at a time (but I understand there are others that differ in that thought).

I am itching to change my Christmas decor up but am stumped at what to do. Where did I turn for inspiration... the Southern cult classic, Southern Living. I love over-the-top garlands and changes in the norm (a la wreath with no bow, just ribbon).

Here are a few faves:

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving 2013 is in the books and December is here! Now, I just need a big push to get my Christmas decor started.

There were tons of laughs, eating, shopping and family time which was just what I needed. I even found the stamina to run my first 5k.

Hope you and yours had a great holiday!
More fall decor pictures here.