Monday, November 21, 2011

Tricks #2 Pete Pete and Repeat


If one small burlap wreath looks pretty 
on the porch,


Then a big one would look great 
on the fireplace screen.
( I started this the evening of craft day
 on Saturday and finished it up last night )

Now I have brought all the burlap 
 from the tree on the porch


 and tied in to the burlap ribbon 
on the family room tree
 with added bling on the ribbon
to go with the matte and gleaming ornaments 
here on this tree

and matches  the living room tree with
 all the mercury glass and glitter

 

which bounces across the room to the other tree
 with mercury glass and black burlap ribbon!


This is second nature to me and
 I barely even think about it now.
The easiest way to explain is to remind you 
to pete pete and repeat.
Pick one or two or more
textures or colors or themes and 
bounce them off each other all over the
house. It can be subtle or grand.
I have birds and nests 
in the living room and upstairs in my bedroom.
I have House of Hatten in red/ green in the den,
and in pink / green in Darling daughter's room.
In son's room, mercury glass and nests and burlap.

Most of you have already done this in selecting 
things that you like year round, be it seashells, 
or ceramics, flowers etc.
I do not sit down and plan to do this a certain way,
I just love mercury glass and burlap and birds and nests
and I tend to make and buy them repeatedly, so 
why not use them for holidays too?

and then just....

Pete Pete and Repeat.
z

17 comments:

TheCrankyCrow said...

That shouldn't be hard to do since I tend to always gravitate towards the same things - and one of anything is never enough - just the start of a new collection! Have a great Monday....mine isn't shaping up too well....among other things, all of the blogs I've been following have just disappeared and Google is telling me I don't follow any blogs. I pulled yours up just to check if you had a new post and, hmmmm....you did. Robin

sissie said...

Another great idea for me to copy!
I just finished putting my glittered puck houses on a ceramic tray with bottle brush trees and snow. I love the idea of being able to move it if I need to. Thanks for that great tip.

Now, I think I'll add some color to the front porch since I've already started in the livingroom.

hugs
Sissie

Kit said...

Yay, I have been doing that too! Nice I have a little knack for design. I remember hearing early on, everything looks better in threes. So I have a lot of threes!...LOL Thanks for the tips. Keep them coming, cause I can see, you sure know how to decorate. :) Kit

Bead and Needle said...

Do you EVER sleep, Z? You did this the night of craft day? REALLY! You amaZe me...Happy Week!

Cozy Little House said...

You are one fantastic decorator and crafter, my friend!
Brenda

Blondie's Journal said...

I love what you did with the burlap on your tree and of course, the pretty wreaths! You are so creative and talented! Everything you touch turns to gold!

Wishing you and yours the best Thanksgiving ever!

XO,
Jane

Blondie's Journal said...

I love what you did with the burlap on your tree and of course, the pretty wreaths! You are so creative and talented! Everything you touch turns to gold!

Wishing you and yours the best Thanksgiving ever!

XO,
Jane

Pooch Purple Reign said...

theres that wreath again!! i talked to my daughter and she is excited to make it when i get to ontario.
thanks again
~laura xx

Theresa said...

Everything looks beautiful. says Pete!
Your burlap wreath looks perfect on the screen...t.oxoxoxo

Createology said...

Your decorating is beautiful. The repeat factor is a great idea. Happy Thanksgiving...

Boxwood Cottage said...

Oh Z I totally love your burlap wreathes!
C.x

she dreams big! said...

Oh my! The burlap wreaths are to die for! Care to share how you made them? I have the burlap just begging to be used!

Rebecca said...

Thanks my Sweet!
Love your decorating... wish mine was done!
After this week!
Blessings to you this Thanksgiving day and always of course
I am thankful for you...
RE

whitey said...

First time here love it all!

A Cottage Muse said...

I am getting very anxious to get decorating! Taking notes and hoping for the best!

Carole said...

I'd like you to tell me in detail how you made that wreath....please .... could you send it in a pdf file? and a materials list. lol

me

Geneva said...

I just found your blog ... Love your style!