FROM BURLAP to GLITTER......

This is me!! Burlap, natural, fun.....Don't you just love the wine pillows from Ballard Design?
My Christmas tree skirt is simple....just a huge piece of burlap...most decorations are branches, berries, presents wrapped in brown paper...you get the idea! Then last year, I noticed the red and gold antiqued votives at Pottery Barn....and purchased them for my mantle! But within the last few months....I find myself drawn to everything that glitters, sparkles and shines! While at PB a few weeks ago, I kept going back to the display of antiqued mercury....I was 'good', though, and only came home with a few small votives..smaller than the red/gold from previous year and more decorative...you know, easy to justify! lol
But I find myself going to the site (www.potterybarn.com), every few days...picking out the pieces I must have, of that mercury line I left behind.....

And lucky me, Scott loves these glowing mercury balls...won't they look great by the fireplace??
I guess I had to share this because I find myself shaking my head wondering why I am crossing that line to the sparkly side. I joke that it is my 'old age'......I am not sure....but I look forward to mixing it up a bit this year.
I do know one thing for sure.....I will never stray too far away from my burlap and pine branches!