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I was motivated to start a blog by reading all the wonderful talented individual's who have blogs out there. So, I want to make this blog about everyone who reads it. My family and God always comes first in my life. I want to share my experiences and in turn, hope to get feedback and ideas from you. I love unique things, I adore anything that sparkles (not over the top though) I love decorating, cooking, gardening, photography and shopping. My number one passion is photography! To me it becomes more than a picture, it can become a piece of art, or a beautiful memory. Decorating, though I am not a professional, and don't claim to be, has been a part of my life since I was very young, and just love searching and shopping for new ideas and incorporate the old, such as Mid-Century Modern and Hollywood Regency with contemporary. Living close to the Gulf of Mexico in Florida, and being of Hispanic heritage, I love cooking Mexican food, and love to share my authentic recipes. Though I live in Florida, my heart is in the desert southwest, and hope that my family and I will return there very soon…keep your fingers crossed that my prayers are answered SOON!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Teal and metallics, a great holiday combination...

I just love the color teal and copper together, especially for Christmas decorating.  It reminds me so much of the beautiful desert southwest, and using  metallic copper, gold and silver just adds that special glitz for the holidays.  The pictures below are ones that I either found on Picasa, Z Gallery, two of my own, or other Internet decorating sites.  I particularly love the metallic glass bulbs hanging from the second level. I'm seriously contemplating trying to make them for the cathedral ceiling in my great-room, which I normally never have decorated in the past years.  My daughter and I have been going to Home Goods about every 3 or 4 days, they are constantly putting out new decorations, and they have so many unique beautiful items.  I don't know about anyone else, but it seems as though the holidays are coming so quickly this year, so...I think starting next week, I will begin putting up some of our Christmas decorations, and hopefully, to have them all up including the tree before Thanksgiving.

Metallic drops

From Crate and Barrel

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills a few years ago

Rodeo Drive, Beverly Hills

Mercury Glass with the soft teal

This tree was found on Picasa - beautiful colors

Snowy white and teal

The leopard ribbon is stunning

Gold net ribbon with the bright metallic - gorgeous

Part of my fireplace mantel from 2009

Palm in my front yard, Christmas 2009


What a great idea with metallic glass bulbs, so unique

Peacock feather wreath found on Picasa

Pine cone dipped in teal paint

Tiffany & Co Christmas Ad

From Z Gallery

Beautiful glass copper ornaments

Candles from Z Gallery
Metallic wreath found on Picasa