December 4, 2016

Simple Works Too!

How are your holiday decorating plans coming along? If you are like me you do this and that, moving from spot to spot around your house trying to make things look cozy and pretty. 

I took apart an elaborate tablescape on my dining room table and needed to put something quick in its place. My dining room is in full view when the front door opens. 

I put together a simple bowl of golden pine cones, and then added my Williamsburg brass candlesticks from the olden days. 

To step up the candlesticks a notch I put these fun faux cedar mini wreathes/rings around them. I love these! I had some fall ones with pip berries that I used throughout the fall.

If you like these golden pine cones...use a can of mat gold spray paint and play around with natural pine cones. 

I like the simplicity of this Williamsburg style centerpiece...especially as a respite from a larger, ornate one. 

Are you all pulling out your old brass pieces again? I love that brass is back in style. Some of my brass is dull and some of it still has the protective coating. 

Yes, simple works too!

Simple. Symmetry. Traditional. 

I am still working on my Christmas tree.  

We used to have a huge ten foot monster tree in the other house...and now with the smaller tree I am having to pick and choose which ornaments to use. I may have to come up with an ornament rotation system over the next few years. :-)

I am excited to share my Christmas home tour on Tuesday of this week. I hope you visit me, and the other creative bloggers in our group. 

See you on Tuesday!

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.


  1. I like the simplicity of the greenery, pinecones, and brass. Very nice. -Jenn

  2. It looks beautiful. I love simple sometimes, too! Those candle rings are wonderful!! They look like real greenery. Have a wonderful Sunday. xo Diana

    1. I purchased the last of these candle rings....and I want more! Ha ha.

  3. I love the simplicity of your tablescape and your blog is one of my favorites. Merry Christmas from Indiana!

  4. Simple and beautiful .. perfect!

  5. Love the classy and simple decorations. Very Williamsburg-esque.

  6. I love using greenery and pine cones it's sure a lovely combinations. Thank you for sharing at Dishing it and Digging it link party.

  7. Hi Sheila! Oh so pretty. I am loving simple this year. I think my brain has been taken over by aliens, because I am normally a never enough Christmas kind of girl! Jane

  8. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Do something special. Give yourself a standing ovation today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. I pinned all three gorgeous photos!

  9. Your faux wreaths look very real and I'm a fan of brass also. Happy that it's back in style. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great weekend.

  10. Just love the pine cones in your bowl.

  11. SO pretty! :)

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

  12. Sheila,
    Simple and totally elegant. Your faux greenery looks realistic, and the gold painted pine cones add just the right touch of sparkle. Thank you for sharing your wonderful decorating talents and photography at Monday Social.


  13. Totally agree and it still looks very pretty Sheila!


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