While we celebrate this day of gratitude and there are many ways to celebrate it in conscious ways, see my post, what I want to share with you today is about the gift of time.
Timing, as they say, is everything and when we understand this concept, we can learn to connect with important dates and times that have a mathematical and a magical property within them. I tend to think that mathematics and magic operate by very similar properties and are more connected than most people think.
And when we understand how to work in connection with time, we become masterful creators. Today, is one of those important numerical dates in time.
Astrology shows us how we can work with the energy of the planets and stars to harness time and use it wisely on the earth plane. It's a guide that when understood, allows us an advantage over time. As JP Morgan said, "Millionaires don't use astrology, Billionaire's do". Astrology shows us our "lucky days" and times where...
Holiday Tablescapes are fun to make and often you can use what you already have in your home and add to it with a fun new item each year.
Here's an example of a tablescape that I made for my dining room table this year.
First I lay a runner on the table. The runner (a beige linen) here can't be seen by the time I'm done, but it's great to anchor and support the garland.
On top of the runner, I began with my Southern Magnolia Gold Leaf garland from Ballard Designs.
Next, running through the garland, I added the Suzanne Kasler Red Plaid Ribbon, which this year, I'm pretty much using it everywhere! I love plaid so much and Suzanne's ribbon, available at Ballard Designs, is great quality, wired and able to twist and bend any way that you want it.
Next I added some sprigs of berries, tucking them into the garland. You can find these anywhere at craft stores, these in particular here are from Martha Stewart and are available on QVC.
I have clients in Manhattan who are in their 30s and live in a beautiful apartment there. The details in the space are gorgeous but space is at a definite premium as is the case in the city. Their home is about 850 sq feet all together and the location is pretty great.
They enjoy the holidays but aren't into traditional Christmas decor.
Here are their requests:
1. They love modern decor.
2. They don't like traditional Christmas decor.
3. They don't want to buy many decor items, as storage space is pretty limited for them and so they needs things they can pack up in one box.
4. They'd love for the decor to be versatile and look great for New Years as well.
My suggestion to them based on their likes, wants and needs?
Make it Modern and Metallic!
They have a console that is very similar to the console I have in my home. It's part of the feature wall...
Think you can't have great holiday decor unless you spend a lot of money?
Think again, it's all about using what you already have around your home and adding a bit of holiday sparkle and magic to it!
Here's a quick and affordable way to create a Traditional Holiday Look:
I already own this Sophie Terrarium and use it year round.
I add colorful eggs in it for Spring, create a beachy vibe in the Summer with seashells and in the Fall, I stir in a Halloween mix that is downright spooky.
Here now for Christmas I've added two candles that I use all year in other spots around my home. The candles are battery operated and on a timer. You don't want to light real candles when they are placed inside a structure like this terrarium.
So terrarium, already have, check, candles, already have, check.
Next came the sprigs up top that I bundled together. I took old garland that I had owned for years. The garland itself was worn out and had seen better days. It needed to be...
The act of changing the look, feel and mood of my home is a magical experience. It's always delighted me how changing things around and adding new pops of color and fabric and decor can completely lighten, soften or enhance the mood of my home and in the homes of my clients.
Photos show here: Traditional fireplace mantel design by Kala Ambrose with energetic words placed throughout the garland including Joy, Love and Hope
As a psychic empath who also sees auras and interior decorator, I feel the energy of every room I walk into and I find that the homes themselves energetically tell me how they want to look and feel.
When you tune in and listen intuitively to your home, it will help guide you to the look that is absolutely right at the...
As we gather around the table at Thanksgiving, we are offered this opportunity to celebrate:
We symbolize ABUNDANCE in the dinner feast (BODY) and express our GRATITUDE (MIND) to those seated around the table. The REFLECTION (SPIRIT) comes from looking back at this year at what we have experienced and how we have grown.
Chinoiserie is capturing attention again even though it's been around since the mid 17th century. You may not recognize its name but you've seen it in stores and homes and instantly know what I'm talking about when you see a picture like the one above.
The design is a European interpretation intended to capture the harmony of Asian style depicting nature and people enjoying music, art, architecture and beautiful garden scenery.
Chinoiserie like all styles have their heyday and then decline but when they are a true classic, they return again and again. Chinoiserie was very popular in the 18th century, with Thomas Chippendale drawing attention to it by decorating his cabinets and furniture with the design.
It rose to popularity again in the 1920s and here we are a hundred years later and it's on the rise yet again.
In many homes throughout the ages, there's always been a piece or two of chinoiserie pottery or some form of it in elegant classic homes and there...
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