Every year Mommacita and I do a historical house tour in her town. The houses are decorated by the local flower club, and they do such a wonderful job.
Note: You aren't supposed to take pictures. I didn't find that out until after I took these. Oops.
One of the things I love the most about this house tour is the simple things they use to decorate. My mom and I seriously say, "Oh my gosh! Why didn't I think of that?" probably about 753 times.
First we have a beautiful mantle decorated with Christmas balls, carnations and evergreens
Upon closer inspection, the "vase" holding the flowers is actually two margarita classes with the bases glued together. They added cranberries to the glass instead of water for extra texture.
In the kitchen is an original hearth and a table that has been decorated with things you would normally find around your kitchen.
On the mantle is a scale, pie tin and hanging down are cookie cutters on ribbon
On the table there were three vases filled with different fruits as well as many other utensils, such as potato mashers
My favorite thing: under these graters were tea lights. It's hard to see from the picture, but the cast the most beautiful glow.
Go ahead and admitt it. You totally said "Oh, why didn't I think of that" at least twice. I know you did.
Always & Forever,