Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Inspired by... Snowflakes

This year I was in the midst of a Christmas Decor upcycle (here, here, here), when all of a sudden.... Christmas came and went-- Bam!  Crazy how it often goes like that.  I was going to pack up the "to dos" and leave it for next year when an unexpected inspiration hit me in the form of a snowflake.

Aren't these magnified snowflakes beautiful?
photos via mike & doug starn at 20x200  :: as seen on design mom

So, with good weather on my side, the kids went outside to play and I sat down at our patio table and got to work on some ornament beautification. 

in true snowflake form, no two are alike

I cranked out around 10 of these (and I only dropped one-- yee haw!). They actually look quite nice with the gold background, but since I'm going with a silver & white scheme, I'll hit them up with some glossy white and mirrored silver in the next day or two.

And don't cha like my "ornament stands"?  I originally saw these pretty bottles in October when The Mister and I went out to dinner for our anniversary.  I was planning on asking the waiter for one... then completely forgot.  I must've mentioned it to my Mother-in-law, because the next thing I knew, 3 of these pretties were on my counter-- to know her is to love her... she pays attention to minute details!  Anyhow they're a special edition Pellegrino bottle by Missoni.  Not sure what I'm going to do with 'em, but this will probably be the only time anything Missoni crosses my threshold! :)

Have a lovely Wednesday!