Recently La Petite Fleur was invited to decorate a house as part of the Uxbridge Christmas Home Tour! We have done it in the past and it is always a ton of fun and best of all a great cause. The money raised this year is being donated to The Jennifer Ashleigh Children’s Charity.
Our house was selected for us and we got to create a theme and execute a decorating extravaganza!!
Since La Petite Fleur was decorating we pulled lots of stock from the store. These gorgeous felted runners were the inspiration for the front porch. There are cone trees, wreaths, pillows…..
This tour sells about 1000 tickets every year. When guests arrived at the house they were greeted by this great Judy that we created!
I used fresh BC cedar to make the skirt and added some ribbon to hide my mechanics and add a pop of colour.
As people went through the house we tried to highlight area to give guests ideas that they could do in their own houses. Simple things with maximum impact.
In the living room we modified the home owner’s hutch to have a bigger, brighter impact in a darker corner.
Here’s a before and after shot to show you what I mean….
Here’s the mantel…. we added in the original oil painting by Lynda Cunningham .
We used ceramic vases that looked like birch wood with all monochromatic red flowers for a WOWZA impact!
Coffee table alternative; simple wood tray with Flameless candles, faux cranberries and rustic pine cones…
In the kitchen we added a few cute elements just for fun! Using artificial (faux sounds so much nicer!) oranges and glued cloves to them to spell out “Christmas” You could totally do this with real oranges, they just wouldn’t last very long… maybe even spell a guest’s name and use at each place setting? just another option!
I hope you enjoyed a few pics from our recent project! It was so much fun and for an excellent cause.