My Mother's Christmas House
Christmas Dinner Menu

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!!



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Manuela@A Cultivated Nest

What a great idea! I really like those tall trees in the urns. Looks like they help to separate the spaces and the bunting is perfect! Love it!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your lovely family!


Love love love it Clarice! You are so creative and such a clever way to carve out a separate space in a large room! The twin topiary trees are so pretty...and love your clay ornaments...such great tips. Thank you for sharing what works (and what doesn't )!
Wishing you and your family a blessed and happy Christmas my sweet friend!
Tracey xox


Beautiful! Merry Christmas!


Oh how beautiful, Clarice! I love how clean and fresh your decorations are. :) I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas. xoxo


So beautiful - Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family Clarice!


It looks bright and merry. Have a wonderful Christmas, Clarice, with your wonderful family.


So festive and charming! Merry Christmas!


I think everything looks so fabulous!! Merry Christmas! Dianntha

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