Burlap Banner Update

Just before my daughter’s birthday, and a few days before Christmas I updated the burlap banner. It was fun to add in the aqua blue we are using this year and she was very surprised when she saw it hung back up.

I also moved it to hang from the mirror above our buffet sideboard. I really like how the heart-shaped Christmas decorations are reflected in the mirror. Those cute little aqua hearts were a recent find, on sale, on one of our trips to Bahrain. They go so well with the old book pages and blue crêpe paper medallions my youngest daughter and I hand-made. These are tied on the lace swag edge with twine stuck to the back of the medallions with hot glue. I left the ends hanging any which way for more of an eclectic look.

Here are some close-ups. At one point I considered adding red to it but we all liked it this way – so it stayed that way through Christmas. This image above also serves as one of the pages in my December Journal for this year.

Not sure if I will change it up again for New Years? I really like the calm soft blue beachy feel it has right now. Might be a nice way to end 2011.

Or perhaps I may strip it all back and come up with something new for the start of the new year. What do you think?