Tuesday, December 29, 2015

New Year Countdown Tablescape

In a little more than 48 hours, we will be saying goodbye to 2015 and will welcome a brand new year. Here at home, we take the countdown seriously ..... I wear polka dots {according to Filipino tradition, it will bring prosperity}, put coins in our pockets {again for prosperity}, make loud noises to drive away the negative vibes and spirits, adorn the table with round fruits {another tradition to attract prosperity!}  and finally drink and eat all we can! But unlike Noche Buena {Christmas Eve family dinner} which is usually formal,  our Media Noche (New Year's eve family feast} is more upbeat and mostly finger foods and lots of drinks. 

This year, I focused on "countdown" to midnight as the theme for my New Year's eve tablescape. I gathered all our clocks in the house and made it the focal point of the table. Instead of fruits, I used the my round silver and gold balls {purchased from Pier 1 during Boxing Day for 50 cents!} for prosperity. 

We will bid 2015 adieu with a grateful heart for all the wonderful things we received and all the lessons learned along the way. With much anticipation and hope, we can't wait to welcome 2016 and for the new opportunities it brings!

Let the countdown begin! Tic toc tic toc tic toc .....

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Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Greetings

From our home to yours, a very Merry CHRISTmas! 
Your hearts be filled with the true spirit of the Season ... hope, love and peace!

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Tablescape for the Nature Lover

You know that moment when everything falls into place? This is the case when  I did this tablescape for Christmas. A pine tree in the front lawn fell a couple of months ago resulting to cut woods, pine cone scattered in the parking lot of the public library, woodland plate set from  many moons ago and Christmas tree trimmings. The result? A woodland tablescape!

Since my woodland plate set is only good for 4, I mixed it with white and mercury glass plates which worked out very well.

I love this coasters which my fear hubby cut and polish from the fallen pine tree. The wood grain and bark truly add character to the tablecsape.

From the pine cones I gathered near the public library, I made this table napkin rings that added another conversation piece to the table.  You can find the step-by-step DIY pine cone table napkin rings HERE in the previous post.

Bringing the nature in indeed!

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Pure Bliss Travel | Country Mice @ Niagara-on-the-Lake

We took a short break from the busy Christmas schedule this past weekend and drove to the beautiful Queen Street in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The street is filed with Christmas shoppers enjoying the holiday rush, the food, the Christmas music and the spirit of Christmas that fills the air. The only thing missing is a blanket of fresh white snow for a picture perfect Victorian Christmas.

A very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Home for Christmas {Christmas Home Tour 2015}

HOME is where LOVE resides, MEMORIES are created, FRIENDS always belong 
and CHRISTMAS magic never ends!

It's the most wonderful time of the year and I am so happy to join bloggers from all corners of the world to an on-line Christmas Home Tour. My hubby and I put these decorations together and we hope you will find some inspirations along the way. So grab a cup of hot cocoa, sit back {warning : there are lots of photos}, relax and welcome to Birdsong .....

Every year, we start decorating as early as  November 1st and always, our "Belen" {Tagalog word for Nativity Scene} is the first one taken down from the attic and arranged on a table in the dinning room. I can't imagine not doing the Nativity scene ahead of other decorations in the house, after all Christ's birth is the reason for the celebration.

Before we bought this home a year and a half ago, it was called the Roosters' Inn. As the name implies, it was a vegan bed and breakfast and the front parlour was where guests were welcomed and checked in. Since then, we renamed the house The Birdsong but still we welcome friends and family in this area ... Please come in.

The dining room which is overlooking the backyard and farmlands is now decorated with Woodland-themed centerpiece and tablescape. You can find the step-by-step DIY pine cone table napkin rings here in my previous post.

In our kitchen, the breakfast table is adorned with white china, tea pot, fresh miniature frost pine punctuated by red and white candy cane. 

Adjacent to the kitchen is our tea lounge where country Christmas decorations made this room cozier than it normally is. This is where hubby and I hang out after dinner wrapped in flannel blankets together with our little princess cat Muning!

Thank you for dropping by. From our home to yours we wish you a very Merry Christmas! May your hears be filled with joy, love, hope and peace! 

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