Friday, December 10, 2010

Gilt Trip & A Guest Post


Happy Friday, darlings! I am beyond thrilled that it's almost the weekend. As I've mentioned a few times already, this week has been quite the whirlwind. I had every intention of throwing myself into holiday mode the second I got back from vacation. Unfortunately the events of the week have prevented me from doing so and I'm starting to panic that everything won't get done. Oh well, that's what the weekend's for, right?

I recently found out that we will be hosting the holidays this year so I really need to get in gear. I'm planning on decorating this weekend and on making a pretty good dent in the shopping.

Every year I put together a palette that I like to work off of for gift wrapping and decor. This year I'm thinking warm metallics, heavy on golds, soft copper and silvers that are warmed by gold reflection. I also like the idea of having some black accents. I'm anxious to see how it all comes together this weekend.

Oh and speaking of the holidays, yesterday I shared what I'd love to see in my stocking this year on over at La vie...J'aime. I'm sure hoping I get at least one of these babies. I've been good this year {Santa, are you listening??? :)} Be sure to check it out if you have a chance!

So what do all of you lovelies have planned this weekend? Are you in good shape for the holidays? Hope you all have a wonderful one! xoxo

Images: 1, 2, 3, 4

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57 comments:

Josie ♥ Savoir Weddings ♥ said...

I too, am delighted it's the weekend. Am getting ill and need a rest before my birthday night out tomorrow!

And I love your colour scheme and definitely throw some black in - think it will definitely work.

Have a good one love x

A Room For Everyone said...

We're pretty organised here..I just can't decide how I want to decorate the table for Christmas Day..Your colour choices sound just beautiful..Rachaelxx

Katie said...

Good luck with everything this weekend! I saw your guest post, love your picks :)

VMcreation-fashion-studio-atelier said...

Oh,dera,dear Dawn...good luck with all things by you there:-)*

Wish you great weekend,darling,
Those last picture by you is SO fabulously nice!!!

Cheers,Love,
***Violetta***

P.S. I love this... said...

Great post! Love the photos, such visual nirvana. Good luck with getting everything done this weekend.

jemina said...

Love all of the pictures, and we are in Christmas Spirit too here at home :)

Kisses
J
xoxo

Gareen said...

Those pics are tres tres glam! How fun to be hosting the holidays. That last pic is absolutely divine.

Mosaicista Appassionata said...

Great choice! go for it...

Diana Mieczan said...

We are also hosting this Christmas and I really need start getting read for it...I love your colours idea...I bet it will look magical:) Wish you a lovely day, sweetie
Kisses

Debby said...

This is one gilt trip I wouldn't mind getting! Like your idea of using a color palate. You are a busy girl... there is always online shopping on your lunch break if things get too hectic! Off to check out your guest post. xo

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

what a beautiful post Dawn, I love the black Laduree box, I need to go by soon! Will def check your post at Jaime's! Have a great weekend xoxo

Aspiring Kennedy said...

Yikes, you are hosting?? Good luck!! And checking out Jamie's blog now. Thanks for the link to such a lovely lady!

Jude said...

I love these gorgeous glam colours! (And the *black* Laduree box, le sigh...) I'm so excited for the weekend too, need to also catch up after work whirlwind! I'm off to check your guest post! Have a lovely weekend, dear!

tanvii.com said...

Good Luck! I am quite certain you will be a great host. Checking out your Guest Post now! :)

and flowers pick themselves said...

best of luck with all your goals for the weekend! i'm sure you'll be an amazing host!

xo Alison

Alleen said...

I love the warm metallics, can't wait to see your pictures! I would love to just take bulbs and put them down my front stairs, wonder what the family and friends would think? Probably that I've finally lost my mind. :) I might try it..hehehe!

Have a great weekend and good luck with making a dent in your list! xoxo

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

as always love your images - esp those ornaments falling down the stairs! gorgeous and so elegant. ;)

weekend plans - time with my family...then roadtripping it to GA to see the fiance and his family! can't wait!!

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

I love the palette you chose! I'm sure everything is going to look gorgeous.

Nikki said...

Have a wonderful weekend Dawn and good luck with your Christmas tree!!!
I ran out of hooks last night- need to run out today and finish decorating mine!

xx
Nikki

Design Elements said...

your color choices sound great. have a wonderful weekend

coolkids said...

have a great weekend!

DiamondsandTulle said...

What a beautiful holiday palette of inspiration Dawn! I'm not really into the festivities yet (with the move and being out of town during all the parties). But I think I will take one of your to-do's (wrapping presents) as a way to get in the spirit. Happy Weekending!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Oooh I love your color palette!

FeeAMore said...

Love the last image! It made my day. :)

Bella @Bellgetsreal said...

I do the same thing..match my decor with my paper etc. I was going to go with Gem tones this year but I couldn't find sweaters to match so instead I went with the tradiional red, black, and gold.

Happy weekend and good luck. I am sure it will all come together perfectly. (Your a natural at these things)

Jammer said...

GOsh Candice is soo gorgeous~

Have a great weekend and good luck!!

Vanessa@Luxuria said...

Lovely post and love your Christmas list! The YSL ring is to die for. Santa, if you're passing Spain, drop a ring off here too ;-)

Dancing Branflake said...

I love that tip! My wrapping paper and decorations always carry on the same theme. Metallics are awesome!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

thanks for the shout out and for your My Stocking participation!

I love all those gilded ornaments! enjoy your weekend- stay warm!

Taj Acosta said...

Sounds like a very busy weekend indeed! I hope you get everything done on your list with no stress my dear! hugs -Taj

Kristin said...

LOVE your choice of color palette! I'm going old school this year with red and white stripes and splashes of green!

Taylor said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend!!! We went with a similar scheme, silver & gold, cream and a touch of red!

Annie said...

I LOVE that you're doing a metallic palette.. that's going to be SO beautiful! I hope you take pics. I'm looking forward to a relaxing weekend.. hope yours is great! xo

honey my heart said...

yes to warm metallics :) happy friday!

The October Issue said...

I want a gold sequined skirt.

Jessie said...

I love how everything sparkles this time of year... so fun :)

xx
Jessie
http://87life.blogspot.com

Chelsea Lane said...

I'm having a deep purple christmas this year! love hearing about everyone's palettes :) good luck hosting!

xoxo

shari @ little blue deer said...

Sooo with you! As you know! These are beautiful, I'm the same way with the gift wrap, this year it's gold with hot pink. Yuppers. ;)

Collette Osuna said...

LOVE the bulbs on the stairs sweets!!!
I hear you on the behind thing....uggh..Im having Xmas at my house, still have to finish the dang trees!!

Hugs!

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Styles 'n Cream said...

I love the color palette you have picked up for decorating your home. Cannot wait to see pictures. We will be decorating our Christmas tree, finally!

Have a fabulous weekend, darling!

xo

Audrey Allure said...

The warm metallics sound like a really great idea and surely it'll look amazing! Have a great weekend :)

Sara Bentley @ Purses Pastries Etc... said...

I would be so happy right now if that box of Laduree macarons suddenly appeared on my lap! My weekend is pretty much the same as yours -- decorating and baking gingerbread men! :)
Have a good one, my dear!

Isabel said...

good luck decorating! have a great weekend :)

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Ooh I'm all about gold! Hope you have a good weekend dear!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dawn,

It has been a wonderful weekend here, went out to dinner with a group of 8 friends and then today celebrated a friends birthday over pizza and wine.
Should be in bed getting some shut eye now.
Good luck with your shopping and organizing for Christmas.

Happy Sunday dear friend
Hugs
Carolyn

Punctuation Mark said...

love the color palette... i love to do different ones for the holidays so it's always fun to decorate for the holidays! hope you have some fun shopping out there and lots of extra time to get everything done... take care my dear and enjoy!

Meghan said...

I do love the gold! It's so glamorous and inviting! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, my dear...

Haute World said...

Love these gilded treasures! The fur vest is beyond gorgeous and the black Laduree box has always been my favorite :)

A BRIT GREEK said...

Such beautiful, beautiful images! It feels like Christmas for sure... loving the golden sparkle!
x.o.x.o

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Loving all the shimmers & sparkles!
Have fun hosting...enjoy the moment lady!
xo*

Sunny & Star said...

Good luck getting ready for the holidays. I'm in good shape. I've finished all of my Christmas shopping and I just spent all of this weekend baking.

I love the colors you have chosen to work with this year.

That last picture is absolutely stunning

20 York Street said...

That first photo is so beautiful! Boy, I've been nice too Santa!

besos,

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Poppies and Sunshine said...

I enjoyed your stocking wish list! I hope you had a great weekend! Happy Monday :) xo

jamie-lee said...

hosting xmas is always so much work - i've had to do it before! good luck getting organised for it :)

I pretty much cleaned all weekend, so domestic lol. Hope yours was good xx

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hélène said...

I'm sure that whatever you decide to do it'll be gorgeous- and metalics sounds great! Sort of an elevated take on the traditional look :) Hope you were able to get some of it done over the weekend!

xxx

Krystal said...

I am sliding in to panic mode...I have a meltdown every year on my birthday which is 3 days before christmas, ha!! talk about stress equation.

Isabelle Lafleche said...

What stunning photos! I need to get moving also! Sending out my lovely cards today,scratch that off the list!