December 20, 2011
Only 5 more days until Christmas. Aren’t you so excited? I know I am. No doubt you are putting the final touches on your decorations, but if you still need some inspiration for a table-scape take a look at this one created by, Martha Stewart. This table-scape design has a White Christmas theme to it, and this year the White Christmas theme was a huge holiday trend. Click here to learn more about the trend. I love the colors used to create this table decor. The color hues are soothing yet vibrant. This table looks so pretty. If you would like to learn how to create the topiary used in this table-scape click here.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #444 Patina, #420 Linen, #491 Christmas Green, #675 Champagne
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December 6, 2011
Have you already finished decorating your Christmas tree? I have to admit, I have not even put mine up yet. I know many people have had their trees up since Thanksgiving. When it comes to decorating a tree there are several ways you can do this. Some people prefer a very traditional decorated tree, others like only using one color to decorate the entire tree. Whatever way you decide to decorate there is no right or wrong way. This is one of the many reasons people look forward to dressing their Christmas trees. Although I do not have my tree up yet, I think I am leaning towards using a lot of metallic color ornaments. I was looking around Pinterest for some ideas, and I came across this tree. I love these decorations, because they are simple in shape yet vibrant in color.
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #439 Bright Red Metallic, #675 Champagne Metallic, #2253 Eggplant, #726 Green Meadow.
November 29, 2011
Are you as addicted to Pinterest, as much as we are here at Plaid? Over the past couple of months we have started to hear from other pinterest fans, about their love for this site. It is very easy to become addicted to browsing all the wonderful images found here. There are so many great things on display. I recently visited Pinterest to gather some ideas for Christmas home decorating. I came across the image above, and it immediately caught my eye. This image was pinned by Centsational Girl. Often times I feel that there is an unwritten rule that states, all Christmas decorations must only be in traditional red, and green colors. I know there is no real rule, but I seem to always gravitate towards the traditional colors. Well this year I have decided to shake things up a bit, and be non-traditional when it comes to my Christmas colors. I love the use of jeweled toned hues. I definitely plan to incorporate fuchsia, electric blue, and more metallics in the mix. Have you used non-traditional colors in your Christmas decorations before?
This palette was created using FolkArt acrylic paint colors: #2233 Parisian Pink, #724 Evergreen, # 944 Nutmeg, and # 2578 New Leaf Green.