As promised, here are the rest of my pictures .. for now!
In our nativity area, we’ve updated the large tree in front of the stained glass window with a collection of lush purple, burgundy, green and gold decorations, along with all the other colors of the rainbow. Here are close-ups of some of the highlights.
In the next shot, I wanted to highlight for you another peacock feather we have – this delicate gold one is just amazing! Also notice the perky little green bird with the extravagant tail feathers – a real charmer. (So, his tail is mostly hidden ~ oops!) The camera’s flash makes the peacock feather appear a little bolder than it is in natural light – it’s a very subtle, light gold shade with a pretty aqua, brown and tan eye.
Now, take a look at this stunning tree – decorated by our floral team. This one literally touches the ceiling. Again, the camera’s flash is making those green blooms jump out a lot more than they do in reality – they are tart, but not blindingly so! Notice the giant gold butterflies positioned on the tree and above it – without the lead of a designer, would you think to put something so large on your tree? Yet they work beautifully.
The petals of this magnolia are velvet, and there is also a mesh petal layer woven into the bloom. This is a very champagne-colored wreath, and a striking way to incorporate metallic leaf sprays into an arrangement.
Also in the floral department is this tree featuring a 3′ tall golden herald angel.
I also love that orange-and-gold-colored glass ball just to the side of the angel. I love how you can work orange, burgundy and red into the same scheme – just like nature does in the fall, of course! Here’s a close up of some of the other items on this tree – including a hanging votive candle holder, which would be perfect with a battery-powered votive candle or tea light.
Wow, that’s a lot of serious decorating! Next time, I’ll take you through some of the more whimsical decorations we have to offer – think Peter Pan, the Wizard of Oz, and Cinderella.
~Janet @ The Christmas Place