Monday, November 26, 2012

After The Feast

In our house it seems like we no sooner eat the last bite of pie, turn on the dishwasher and grind the beans for morning espresso than the alarm is going off and left overs in hand we're off to begin the seasons decorating.

Does anyone remember the large firm we decorated last year? 4 trees, 10 wreaths, miles of garland, miles of office to traverse, 6 people, 10 hours, and then we had to take it all down a few days later because a client found it too holidayish? We do.

This year we went for a new look.  The slick steel and glass stairway was decorated with an icy garland swagged with snowy branches of crystallized cones and white berries.



 One of the trees was hung with balls of feathers, balls of birch. There were velvet fern fronds and crystal leaves.


 A trio of Alpine trees were wrapped in strands of bittersweet,more icy garland. pinecones, tallow berries and snowflakes.


There was more, much more, all fueled by our traditional lunch of  shared Thanksgiving leftovers,and round after round of lattes. Along with extension cord and strands of lights runs.  Something is always forgotten.

But what is always remembered is the beautiful view from the rooftop garden.



And now we await the verdict.

What (or who) will hang, the decorations or the designers?

Dadadada

25 comments:

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    1. I know, we always wish they would invite us to their 4th of July party!

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  2. Beautiful view, love the white berries and crystal. You have my vote . . .

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  3. Lovely. And that view! Just gorgeous.

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  4. You nailed it. I don't anticipate any complaints. love the bit of bittersweet...nothing more neutral than orange for the holidays and so festive! We're done with corporate decorating..just a few restaurants and lots of homes and thank god everyone is calling early this year.

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    1. We have an extra week. Though I feel this will just bring extra work.

      Chin up, eh?

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  5. They must like this Jane! It looks just wonderful. The view is amazing too!

    Happy new week!

    Madelief x

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  6. I do remember! If you didn't start smoking again then, you never will. :)
    I think all the cool silvers and whites will get a thumbs up. Love the warm touch of bittersweet.

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    1. I did want a cigarette or 1000 on site I must confess.

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  7. They can't possibly say this is too holidayish, nothing red in sight. It's a nature tree! Nice view(s).

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  8. Keeping my fingers crossed for you! I looks very "wintery" not a bit holidayish.....Bonnie

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  9. Long time lurker - but just had to comment on that garland along the stairway. It's absolutely fabulous - especially with the artwork!

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    1. Welcome lurker. GG was one of the stairway decorators and thanks you kindly.

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  10. I really love the natural look, very wintery!

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    1. Wintery, thank you, I am encouraged!

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  11. It looks fabulous...and wow...that view!

    x

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  12. Yes...it does look fabulous and they must be happy, right? And that view...wow!
    annie

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  13. If they don't love it they are sad and crazy. I love it and I am neither sad nor crazy.

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  14. amazing job ! love the views too :) xo

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  15. Jane, its stunning! Please come do my whole house like it ... please. Hope all is well. Xoxo

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  16. I remember that firm because I remember thinking they were INSANE!
    The staircase is stunning, I can't wait to find out what they think :)

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  17. Does this firm's name have a C and a B in it? I'm getting a charge out of this because, if so, I worked there for 16 years and, to this day, wonder how...

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