by laura janning

New Years Arrangements and the 'Stare Down'

December 27, 2012

I look out the window and not much of anything is blooming right now, except for my Camellia bushes. Yesterday I decided to cut a few and scatter them throughout the house.

For a festive look that didn't scream Christmas and more like New Years, I added the stems to a few mercury glass candle holders that I got at Garden Ridge Pottery for next to nothing, and placed them on top of a mirror with a few glass balls sprinkled around.
For an extra touch of whimsy I added these silver curly sticks ( I have no idea what you call them) that I got in the dried floral section of Hobby Lobby.
I love seeing the pops of pink especially with all of this dreary, rainy, cold weather we have been having. 
I know it's a winter bloom, but it just screams Spring to me.... 
but not so fast. 
I look in the other room and not only is the Christmas tree staring at me ready to come down, but also the dog and the new pony are in a stare down of their own. 

Hope you all had a lovely Christmas Day.

Grateful for~
wonderful 2 weeks with my mom

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  1. Lol... the last picture is just too cute. The camellia blooms are so beautiful... what a gorgeous bloom for the new year and I love how you placed them in the mercury glass.

  2. I love seeing your camellia blooms. It has been very cold and rainy here, too with a dusting of snow last night. The dog and pony stare down is too funny.


  3. Pretty flowers and love the stare down.

  4. They are sooo pretty...not a flower to be seen over here. Love the dog and pony stare down! Happy New Year!

  5. Very pretty and a great way to keep up the festiveness of the season after packing away the Christmas decor.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  6. I just ran to peek and see if my Camellia bushes are blooming...not yet! Love the fresh color! The stare down is SO Cute!

    XO, Aimee

  7. Love the fresh blooms....delightful!

  8. They are beautiful. I wish I could look out my window and see something blooming besides snow flakes- xo Diana

  9. Your camellia blooms are gorgeous! I wish mine were blooming. Thanks for sharing yours =)

  10. The flowers are so beautiful in the mercury glass...so nice to see flowers in Winter...I so miss camellias...the deer love them here...how do you keep the deer away from them?....so who won the "stare down"....Hope you had a wonderful Christmas...!!

  11. First time visiting your blog and I must say you got a fantastic photography skill. Your home is gorgeous and this blog is awesome. Love this post with elegant silver and pink. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    Greetings from Singapore~Sanghamitra

  12. I love mercury glass -- especially in the winter! Enjoy the rest of this holiday week, Laura!
    xo heidi

  13. love the flowers sooooo beautiful n how great that your Mom was able to visit you and your beautiful family for Christmas

  14. So pretty! I love the silver and mercury glass ~


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  16. Oh flowers in winter...so pretty! Love how you've decorated!(the silver curly stems we call ting at work...not sure if it's the real name but that's what the supplier calls it too. lol)
    Debbie :)

  17. Beautiful!!! Just love the pretty pinks and silvers together! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!!


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