Christmas Bling & More Great Ideas

November 22nd, 2008 in member junk     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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Julie states that her house is on the smallish size, so to take up space with a Christmas tree just doesnt make sense.  Her solution, a layered chandelier style bling from the ceiling to represent the holidays.
In this photo you are able to see the bling in its setting.  Julie had the help of her husband with hanging the farm implement item from the ceiling.  Finding the studs in the ceiling was a must.  If you notice the amount of ornaments attached, it does create quite a bit of weight, as Julie had gorgeous glass ornaments dripping throughout this display. 
Take notice how the black shelf pops on the wall color and it is filled with fun Christmas items on display.  Note the great ice skate display down low.  Julie has a flair for design and sells her creations at the Round Barn Potting Co. in Andover, MN.
A close up of Julies great ice skate Holiday display.  I think she made it, but Im not sure.  Thought it was a great idea, so wanted to share the close up photo I took as well.
Julie once again takes something vintage (silver compote) and turns it into a fabulous over the top display on her mantle.
Julie states that her house is on the smallish size, so to take up space with a Christmas tree just doesnt make sense.  Her solution, a layered chandelier style bling from the ceiling to represent the holidays.

Julie states that her house is on the smallish size, so to take up space with a Christmas tree just doesn't make sense.  Her solution, a layered chandelier style bling from the ceiling to represent the holidays.

Photo: photo by Gretchen Schaumann at 2007 home tour

When you walk in the door at Julie Pierce's home, this was what you would find at the holidays.  It is a great focal piece and makes quite the statement.


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Comments (8)

MimiToria writes: I'm glad you all enjoyed seeing Julie's creations that I shared in this post. She is truly a talented decorator and I just love when she has sales in her home and gets rid of her things so that she can buy all new. I prefer someone else's cast offs anyday.
Gretchen

I too am looking for white skates after posting this post. Funny, that I've had these photos for a year and not until I started posting them did I remember the awesome silver skate display. Love it in silver. Posted: 12:51 pm on November 26th
Chovey writes: Love that bling chandy! Lovely decorating. simple,but elegant.
cynthia Posted: 7:08 pm on November 23rd
kopykatkim writes: Love the chandelier with all its bling!!!!But there is always room for a tree of some sort isn't there? I have also displayed ice skates along with a sled and ski poles. Makes a great winter statement. Thanks for sharing.

Kim Posted: 4:54 pm on November 23rd
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! I just saw 4 or 5 pairs of white skates at the thrift store the other day and told myself I didn't need another pair. Now that I see the silver ones...I DO need another pair!

Thanks for sharing the photos. Very beautiful!

Candy Posted: 9:15 am on November 23rd
cedarshake_79 writes: Wow...what a cool idea. I love all your green ornaments and the ice skates look amazing. Nicely done! Erin Posted: 8:47 am on November 23rd
Gardenjunky writes:
Gretchen, I can't believe I passed up on purchasing some of those Christmas bulbs from Julie's sale. What a big
mistake. It is so nice that you took pictures of that home tour. You really forget a lot of what you see. So much to take in.

Carolyn Posted: 7:32 am on November 23rd
suewhitney writes: Wow, Gretchen you weren't kidding me when you told me this was wonderful. I also love the silver skates. Very clever. Thanks for sharing your day with me today. I had a great time!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 12:16 am on November 23rd
CottageElements writes: Thanks, Gretchen, for sharing this. Julie is a fabulous and creative decorator! She helped me decorate for my open house and I couldn't have done it without her. Just wish she had been on the tour this year, but then she wouldn't have had time to help me :) I'm dead tired right now after the tour, but had to comment on this post. Thanks so much for coming. You are so gracious, and are truly as wonderful as all your posts.

Lani Posted: 10:38 pm on November 22nd
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