Christmas Decor: Snowy White, Forest Green, Wine & Gold Deer Wreath

Hello, Everyone! We are eleven days into November! I hope you’ve been enjoying November, so far. Today’s post features photos of a wreath I styled with a deer theme and wine, green, white and gold colors; traditional colors. Some of my favorite items of this wreath are:

  • the white ruffle-top ornaments
  • the deer ornaments
  • wine velvet ribbon w/ gold beads

Thank-you for stopping by and come again, soon!

 

Christmas Wreath of Wine, Gold, White & Green w/ Deer styled by Michelle Boddie for ItsEverChristmas.com

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Christmas Decor: A Voluptuous Turquoise, Chartreuse & Gold Wreath

 

Hello, Everyone! I hope you all have been enjoying November, so far. Today’s post features images of a rather voluptuous wreath I styled in non-traditional colors of Turquoise, Chartreuse and Gold. It is one of my favorite styling projects. My favorite ornaments on this wreath are:

  • the hot air balloon
  • the jewel glitter-covered bulb
  • the gold snowflakes
  • the turquoise snowflakes
  • the turquoise bulb

Some of the other features that are my favorites are the snowflake-covered ribbon and each of the chartreuse ornaments.  This wreath does have lights woven throughout the wreath, yet its beauty is most obvious with spot-lighting illuminating it from the front, as well.  You will be able to notice this in the photographs, below.  Illuminating your back-lit wreaths from the front with a spot-light or two will really show off the wreath’s beauty!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Decor: Eclectic Country Woodland

Good Day, Everyone! Today’s post will be part of a series featuring the decorating process of a Christmas tree. The ornamentation for this tree decorating project includes, metallic, plush, mesh, paper, fabric, satin and glass. I know that sounds like an eclectic mix. This eclectic mix is gorgeous when all are combined in a beautiful way. I am looking forward to sharing this process with you all. I’m starting out with photos of the ornaments I’ve planned to use for this project, so far. I hope to share the first photos of this process with you this week!

Now, it’s November 1, 2018 and the delays in getting these initial photos were unexpected (caregiver overload) and sort-of wacky (wrong email address via new phone). Finally, the first photos are below and I think the initial name I will give to this eclectic ornament collection is Luxe Country Woodland. Of course, this name may change in the posts to come.  At last, here they are!

 

Christmas Decor: Scenes of The Christ’s Nativity

Hello, Everyone! I hope you all have enjoyed a delightful Summer! I know you all have ‘Christmas’ in your hearts all year and I thought you would enjoy seeing various scenes of Christ’s Nativity. So, below I’ve included several of those beautiful scenes. Additionally, I’m sharing details about His Nativity and the scenes depicting it courtesy of Wikipedia.

 

The nativity of Jesus or birth of Jesus is described in the gospels of Luke and Matthew. The two accounts agree that Jesus was born in Bethlehem in the time of Herod the Great, that his mother Mary was married to Joseph, who was of Davidic descent and was not his biological father, and that his birth was effected by divine intervention, but the two gospels agree on little else. Matthew does not mention the census, annunciation to the shepherds or presentation in the Temple, and does not give the name of the angel that appeared to Joseph to foretell the birth. In Luke there is no mention of Magi, no flight into Egypt, or Massacre of the Innocents, and the angel who announces the coming birth to Mary is named (as Gabriel).

The consensus of scholars is that both gospels were written about AD 75-85, and while it is possible that Matthew’s account might be based on Luke, or Luke’s on Matthew, the majority conclusion is that the two are independent of each other.

In Christian theology the nativity marks the birth of Jesus in fulfillment of the divine will of God, to save the world from sin. The artistic depiction of the nativity has been an important subject for Christian artists since the 4th century. Since the 13th century, the nativity scene has emphasized the humility of Jesus and promoted a more tender image of him, as a major turning point from the early “Lord and Master” image, mirroring changes in the common approaches taken by Christian pastoral ministry.

The nativity plays a major role in the Christian liturgical year. Christian congregations of the Western tradition (including the Catholic Church, the Western Rite Orthodox, the Anglican Communion, and many Protestants) begin observing the season of Advent four Sundays before Christmas, the traditional feast-day of his birth, which falls on December 25.

Christians of the Eastern Orthodox Church and Oriental Orthodox Church observe a similar season, sometimes called Advent but also called the “Nativity Fast”, which begins forty days before Christmas. Some Eastern Orthodox Christians (e.g. Greeks and Syrians) celebrate Christmas on December 25. Other Orthodox (e.g. Copts, Ethiopians, Georgians, and Russians) celebrate Christmas on (the Gregorian) January 7 (Koiak 29 on coptic calendar) as a result of their churches continuing to follow the Julian calendar, rather than the modern day Gregorian calendar.

 

In the Christian tradition, a nativity scene (also known as a manger scene, crib, crèche (/krɛʃ/or /kreɪʃ/, or in Italian presepio or presepe) is the special exhibition, particularly during the Christmas season, of art objects representing the birth of Jesus.  While the term “nativity scene” may be used of any representation of the very common subject of the Nativity of Jesus in art, it has a more specialized sense referring to seasonal displays, either using model figures in a setting or reenactments called “living nativity scenes” (tableau vivant) in which real humans and animals participate. Nativity scenes exhibit figures representing the infant Jesus, his mother, Mary, and her husband, Joseph.

Other characters from the nativity story, such as shepherds, sheep, and angels may be displayed near the manger in a barn (or cave) intended to accommodate farm animals, as described in the Gospel of Luke. A donkey and an ox are typically depicted in the scene, and the Magi and their camels, described in the Gospel of Matthew, are also included. Several cultures add other characters and objects that may or may not be Biblical.

Saint Francis of Assisi is credited with creating the first live nativity scene in 1223 in order to cultivate the worship of Christ. He himself had recently been inspired by his visit to the Holy Land, where he’d been shown Jesus’s traditional birthplace. The scene’s popularity inspired communities throughout Catholic countries to stage similar pantomimes.

Distinctive nativity scenes and traditions have been created around the world, and are displayed during the Christmas season in churches, homes, shopping malls, and other venues, and occasionally on public lands and in public buildings. Nativity scenes have not escaped controversy, and in the United States their inclusion on public lands or in public buildings has provoked court challenges.

 

 

Nativity of Christ Jesus, John 3:16-17 KJV

Nativity of Christ Jesus, John 3:16-17 KJV

Nativity of Christ Jesus

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Christmas Decor: Bedrooms – Silver, Gold, Pewter, Mauve Ornaments

Good day, Everyone!  Today’s post features the Mixed Metals 60-pc. Ornament Collection and Bedroom Bedding Collections from Frontgate. Featured below are four (4) gorgeous bedroom bedding collections.  These four bedding collections have designs/patterns and colors that compliment the ornaments.  I really enjoy the reality that one collection of ornaments can be used with a variety of bedding collections to style/stage a bedroom for a Christmas theme!  These ornaments are on the garland, the Christmas tree and the fireplace, to give you an idea of how glorious it will all look in a/your bedroom(s). I hope you all enjoy these Bedroom Bedding-themed posts, too.

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Christmas Decor: Bedrooms – Coffee Bean, Caramel, Copper & Gold Ornaments

Hello, Everyone! Today’s post features more Christmas decor possibilities for bedrooms.  The collections featured, today, are of the Coffee Bean, Gold, Copper & Caramel colors. Like me, you may thoroughly enjoy having the ambiance of beautiful Christmas decor displayed in your bedroom(s).  So, I’ve imagined that you will enjoy seeing this set of bedroom bedding collections that could be coordinated with this gorgeous collection of ornaments in complimentary colors. The ornaments are of the Arabella Ornament Collection and the Bedroom Bedding Collections are from Horchow and Frontgate.  As always, enjoy the beautifully staged/styled bedroom photos and Christmas decorations photos!

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Christmas Decor - Ornaments - Copper, Coffee Bean, Silver colors

Image courtesy of Frontgate

Christmas Decor - Ornaments - Copper, Coffee Bean, Silver colors

Image courtesy of Frontgate

Christmas Decor - Bedding, Bed Linen Collections - Copper, Coffee Bean, Silver & Caramel colors

Image courtesy of Horchow

Christmas Decor - Bedding, Bed Linen Collections - Copper, Coffee Bean, Silver & Caramel colors

Image courtesy of Horchow

Christmas Decor - Bedding, Bed Linen Collections - Copper, Coffee Bean, Silver & Caramel colors

Image courtesy of Horchow

Christmas Decor - Bedding, Bed Linen Collections - Copper, Coffee Bean, Silver & Caramel colors

Image courtesy of Frontgate

These beautiful images/photos are courtesy of Horchow & Frontgate.com

Christmas Decor: Red & White Dishes

Hello, Everyone. Today, in this ‘light and airy’ post, I’m highlighting red and white dishes as Christmas decor.  Enjoy!

 

A pretty peppermint-styled platter for cookies, cake and other desserts

A pretty mistletoe-themed cup accented with pine cones

A whimsical Santa-themed bowl and two handsome polka-dot cups

A pretty ‘Tis the season’ plate

A beautiful saucer with cute polka-dot cup of delicious-looking hot chocolate/cocoa