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More Ice & Snow Christmas


Well I save the best for last; or at least my favorite thing!!


I have been moving furniture around, trying to give my space a fresh feel. The one thing I do not love about my cottage is it has no separate, formal dinning room. So I moved a taller cabinet behind the couch trying to create a buffet.


The tall topiaries help give a feel of a wall, sort of ;-)  I wish the photos showed it off better.


We hung glue gun and foil icicles to the small trees. Also small clay snowflakes like the large ones at each place setting. They are made by rolling out clay, cutting the clay with snowflake cookies cutter and then pressing pieces of old lace into the clay to emboss it. 


What really makes the whole this is vignette work is the tiny glittered bunting. We used silver and gold pre-glittered paper and glued the flags on a silver thread. It is funny how those little touches add sooo much more. 


Now about the clay we used; thanks to all my flubs I will save you money! At first we used porcelain clay, then fimo both did not work well. They did not hold the imprint and dried weird. What worked great was stone clay, that dries overnight. It was easy to work with and held the pressed lace image well. These are cool and I want to make more!!


Snow and Ice Place-setting

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I am really loving my snow and ice Christmas theme this year. I was afraid with all the gray weather, it would feel dark and depressing!!

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But it does not; it feels warm, sparkly and glow'y.


As I do every year, each guest has a gift at their place setting. This year is a lace embossed clay snowflake. I will share more next post!!
I think I will be keeping a lot of this years theme out even after Christmas. A good way to add glow to winter!!
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Snow & Ice Christmas


    Well this year's Christmas theme is snow and ice! Lots of white, cream, silver and gold. I have to say my house is pretty perfect for this theme and I love the way my living room shimmers and glows. Today I am sharing my china cabinet.


    My girls always tease me because I pick up pretty wrapping paper but will not let anyone use it. I save it for down the road. This snowflake paper in cabinet is one of those purchases I made a few years ago. It is perfect, I am glad I did not let anyone use it ;-)


    We made a few crafts but our favorite is the glue gun icicles. These are really hard to photograph but in person they just glitter and sparkle. We also made some of my friend Bella Dia foil icicles too!


Isn't Pierre looking dashing?


 Soon I will share more of our snow and ice theme!!