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season’s musings :: anora grey tablescape

I am Christina Loucks Ahumada from anora grey. Caitlin, first and foremost, thank you so much for asking me to guest post on your lovely blog. I am so honored!

There is nothing lovelier that a perfectly decorated table and it can truly be done with little effort and cost. Simplicity says it best, and the repetition of shapes and color is what helps to create a consistent design. Choosing one or two style flowers, you can create impact in multiples. To add some more style, choose vases that speak towards your personal aesthetic. In this example, I chose more modern style vases, which repeats the roundness of the baubles and the color of the white amaryllis flowers. Using things you have around the house, you can create a mood or seasonal impact. Here I chose gold baubles to spread on the table to create a sparkle that is most definitely a holiday necessity in my home. This gold and circular pattern was repeated wrapping the inside of a clear vase with a vintage-find gold garland, and weaving it casually through the candles and vases. The clear vases were paired on this scape again repeating the round shapes and the sparkle of the baubles. To create height and dimension, clear glass candleholders were placed as yet another great reflective element, that I find so important in a design. To match that height, the soft natural color feathers soften all the linear lines of the candles and add a bit of interest and movement into table scape.

To find some of the items you see in this tablescape has a look here:

* candle holders – CB2

* white vases – west elm

* gold baubles – Target

* gold garland – vintage find but you can find something similar here.

* feathers – save on crafts

Thanks again for having me as a guest. I hope this helps to inspire your table design this holiday.

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it’s friday!

The holidays are in FULL swing – at least I think so because this is my favorite month. Tonight we’re hosting friends for dinner, tomorrow will revolve around the Oregon Ducks football game (one game away from making the National Championship game) and then Sunday will be devoted to crossing things off my to-do list. I’m hoping to sneak in some time for holiday shopping – I can’t believe I haven’t bought one present yet. Talk about being behind!

What are ya’ll up to this weekend? Are you going tree hunting? Holiday shopping? Ice skating?

I hope each and every one of you have a lovely weekend!

xoxo, Caitlin
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hello december . . .

Where did November go? It was here one minute and the next it’s done, over, finito. I welcome the holidays with open arms! I’m ready for Christmas music, cookies, wrapping presents, decorating, hot cocoa with lots of whipping cream, holiday parties and spending time with friends and family. There is nothing like the holiday season – cheer is in the air.

A big thank you goes out to Sacramento Street’s December sponsors – Bustle Designs, Cottage Farm, Erica Tanov and Janezic. I’m incredibly lucky to call all four of them sponsors. Be sure to check them all out, they are all wonderful.

Happy Holidays!

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deck the halls . . .

This weekend I started decorating our apartment for the holidays – I know it’s not quite December, but I just couldn’t resist. Ornaments went into bowls, stockings were brought out and my mantel is looking quite festive with lots of candles.

I’ve been lusting after this TOAST Christmas catalogue. I’m just going to warn you right now – if you open it up you’re going to want EVERYTHING. My Christmas wish list consists of socks, pajamas, dresses – the list goes on and on of items from TOAST. If only I lived near one of their stores, but that might be dangerous for my bank account. I hope these images from their catalogue puts you in the holiday decorating spirit, because it definitely got me in a cheery mood.

*Photos: TOAST
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