Christmas Tree Giveaway

By Kate Riley November 9, 2015

This week the family is in Fiji, enjoying the food, climate, and wonderful people! Today we’re off to a boat trip to a remote island where we will be snorkeling and soaking up the sun. In two days we depart for New Zealand (South Island) and I’ll be posting our adventures on Instagram, follow along!

Before we left the States I did a little Christmas decorating in the living room to greet us on our return. I love white trees and this year Christmas Tree Market sent me a prelit 7′ Shimmering White Tree, so pretty!

linen chair white christmas tree

I strung sparkling jeweled garland on the mantel (an easy DIY I’ll share soon) and decorated the tree with just a few ornaments. I purchased a mate for my linen wingback chair earlier this year so I now have a set (I moved the club chairs up to the studio.)

white christmas tree mantel piano

There’s a new faceted mirror above the mantel, I bought it from Lamps Plus on clearance but sadly it’s not available anymore, it’s a less expensive version of the Serena & Lily mirror. I love the mix of white and gold, modern and traditional so I paired it with twin gold leaf sconces from Wisteria.

white mirror gold leaf sconce

The tree skirt is so simple – it’s two yards of teal velvet, no sewing, just draped casually around the base.

teal velvet tree skirt

I’m back to my favorite palette of mixed blues and gold this year. The white tree looks lovely when lit, I’m excited to enjoy the beauty of it when we return from our trip !

white christmas tree lit

The team at Christmas Tree Market graciously agreed to giveaway a 7.5′ (or smaller) tree to one of you! One of you will win a tree to decorate plus $150 gift card to decorate it. The winner can choose the 7′ (or smaller) or two other options.

Enter via the Rafflecopter widget below by picking one of these three trees, choose the 1) Shimmering White tree (shown in my living room); the 2) Sophia Springs Spruce tree (7.5′ or smaller); or the 3) Kennedy Fir tree (7.5′ or smaller). The winner will also receive a $150 gift card to decorate it too!

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

BOTB 11.7.15

By Kate Riley November 7, 2015

Hello and happy weekend! Today I’m off on a big trip, I’ll be blogging a bit while on the road and I also have some posts scheduled during the upcoming weeks. As I’ve mentioned before we’re off to Fiji, New Zealand, and Australia, adventure awaits! Today it’s another round of Best of the Blogosphere with a few favorite projects spied around the web, they are all so inspiring for the fall season!

To create a focal point in your home, make a faux fireplace with a tutorial featured at AKA Design.

diy faux fireplace

These floral wreath pumpkins are so charming for a Thanksgiving centerpiece, find how to make them at the Terrain blog.

floral wreath pumpkins

Make cozy wool candleholders with a simple tutorial at HomeDit.

wool candleholders


Craft faceted cheese knives for your holiday soiree with a how to at Sugar & Cloth.

 diy cheese knives