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...
Have you ever felt the moon calling for you? I'm serious, like late at night and you feel like something is calling to you... If you have, that's your intuition picking up the energetic signal!
The other night I was quietly working and writing when I felt this pull, like someone calling to me. This is not uncommon in my line of work as those in spirit often want to catch my attention and I feel their connection especially in the evening when the fast pace of the day has faded away into a comfortable evening.
This call felt different, it was more of a charming pull, like magnetic energy attracting my body to it. It was so strong that I had to get up to investigate this feeling. It was a siren song, asking me to come play.
I walked into my bedroom, which has a door that opens up to a private balcony. Above the door is a window, which is a nice feature as it shines light into the room by day while allowing for privacy.
As I enter the room, I see who has been calling to me,...
Ghosthunting North Carolina - Book Signing
Kala Ambrose has seen and felt ghosts and restless spirits her entire life. Through her many experiences with the supernatural and paranormal realms, she has interacted with powerful beings of light, faced encounters with beings from the dark side and seen ghosts from every walk of life.
Her book Ghosthunting North Carolina shares historical information in a fun and friendly way so that families can enjoy learning about the history of North Carolina while traveling and exploring the sites around the state in a unique way.
Explore haunted lighthouses, forts, and shipwrecked areas of East Carolina where Blackbeard and his pirates still roam as you join author and paranormal researcher Kala Ambrose in GhostHunting North Carolina. Journey across the state and visit the most actively haunted capitol in the US, and continue west into the Blue Ridge Mountains where the pink lady and her friends await your presence.
Maps and travel information...
Ever wonder what it's like to study in a mystery school like the ancient Egyptians?
Thank you to everyone who attended my presentation about the ancient mystery schools of Egypt at the Ancient Mysteries Conference in Virginia. It was a pleasure to share these wisdom teachings with you as I teach to students around the world.
Here's a bit of information on what we explored during the event at Edgar Cayce's ARE. If you want to explore further, check out my online WISDOM SCHOOL where you can explore these lessons and study the mystery school wisdom teachings with me!
QUESTIONS ANSWERED—SECRETS REVEALED!
Join me, Kala Ambrose as I teach about the mystery schools at Edgar Cayce's ARE: Unearthing the Hidden and Forbidden Histories of the Ancient Past Annual Ancient Mysteries Conference
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