Saturday, December 8, 2012

All Because of a Plate

Picture a gal walking into HomeGoods one September morning.  As she passes through the automatic doors, she is greeted (by name) with a comment she hears all-too-often, which is "weren't you just here YESterday?!"

Laughing (and, okay, *slightly* embarrassed), she buckles her purse into the child safety belt in her cart and goes on her way ... starting on the left aisle, as she always does.  As she turns the corner of aisle 3, she notices splashes of Christmas decor has been added!  Her eyes, caked with Benefits macara, get bigger and bigger as she spies beautiful holiday plates.  It is then that she sees this gorgeous one: 

She knows that she MUST add it into her holiday decor.  Her heart races as she comes up with a plan ... right there in the middle of the aisle.  Nevermind the fact that older, respectful women are trying to get around her ... this gal is on a mission to make this plate work!

So, here's what she did ... she decorated their sitting room in reds, white and greys ... all because of this plate (and its twin): 

Because of this plate, she bought beautiful new fabric for the window:

Because of this plate, she had to buy a companion plate to place on the sofa table in front of the window, with a red feather tree and ornaments offering to be holiday company to it:

Because of this plate, she had to dress the tree in matching colors:

Never having done a tree in reds, silvers and whites:

with a few of these cute fellas finding their way on there, too:

And, of course, a wild and crazy topper sealed the deal.

Because of this plate, leftover ornaments made their way over to the bookcase ...

and, Miss Reindeer got a silvery, blingy collar (with a little help from rhinestone "ribbon" from Michael's):

Because of this plate, the robin's egg blue accent chest was traded out for a mirrored chest, with festive subway art (from HomeGoods) and more leftover ornaments being added on top:

"Do you see what I seeeee?": 


Because of this plate, I ... I mean "she" is truly enjoying her holiday sitting room, dressed in reds, whites and greys. 

So, tell me, have you ever changed your entire decorating plans ... all because of a plate? 

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  1. I don't think I have, but I have changed rooms for other things. Your room looks soooo good and thank goodness for that plate.

  2. You crack me up! All because of that plate red grey and white has never looked so good! And I always walk in and go to my left too :)

  3. Don't we know how much influence a single plate can have! You've done a tremendous job heeding the call of that beautiful red/white/gray one, everything looks fabulous!


  4. the topper is crazycool!

    if you haven't already stopped by, hope you'll have a moment to enter the giveaway on my blog!

    happy december to you!


  5. This is my first time stopping by your blog...just wondering if you'd like to come to my house in NY next year and sassy up my house ;) I LOVE your Christmas decorations!! Happy Holidays!

  6. Love Home Goods. I always start on the left side too. And I saw that plate as well....but my mind diesn;t work like yours. I said wow, cute plate and walked did an amazing job as usual!! Love it!!

  7. Uhmmm, all because of a plate, huh? I don't think I'd ever be this creative because of a plate! LOL!!! You have truly outdone yourself with this one! Seriously, as always, your sitting room is just gorgeous!

  8. Wow, all because of one little plate.....imagine that! Well, that little plate certainly inspired a beautiful room, Becca. It all looks fabulous!

  9. I toooo loveeeee home goods....
    If our sitting room looks so warm and cozy....
    Just beautiful...


  10. Why can't I live next door to you????? That is stunning!!!! I love the colors and how soft they are, but the reds just pop! Gorgeous! Are those new pictures to the right of your hutch? They look like envelopes. Very cool! Becca, I have said it before and I am going to say it again... you have some SERIOUS talent!

  11. Love it, Becca...and it was all because of a plate. Imagine what would have happened had she had a WHOLE SET! xo Diana

  12. So pretty! Your room looks wonderful and I love the curtain fabric. Amazing that you could be so inspired by that lovely plate.

  13. Hi Becca. Because of a plate, you have done up one stupendous beautiful room. But I bet it would have been beautiful even if you hadn't found the plate..Happy Weekend..Judy

  14. Let me count the times I have...the most recent was a mini kitchen redo, all because of a new oversized Howard Miller clock.

  15. Damm, I hate when that happens! :) Seriously, you have the magical touch of turning your rooms into such special places. I love the color combo in this room. BTW- I just ordered new fabric similar to your curtains for my office- but it wasn't cause of a plate, a rug.

  16. Hahahahaha... you remind me of me so much Becca. :)
    Girls like as are always tempted to change their plans at the last minute because of one little thing for which our hearts beat faster and our eyes shine.
    Happy December sweets!!

  17. Becca, awesome post! The plate is beautiful!!! And the room just gorgeous!!! Of course all these changes just HAD to happen to incorporate that fabulous plate in your Holiday decor! :) You did an amazing job!

  18. Lol, no, I have never changed anything because of a plate. It is beautiful, and I LOVE the reds! Again, beautiful!

  19. Your sitting room is just beautiful, Becca! I can see you enjoying sitting in here. The plate is really pretty. Your tree is gorgeous. Love the touch of the ribbon and greenery you added to that pillow.

  20. Becca,

    Your room is magazine worthy! It's absolutely gorgeous!! Those plates are wonderful and I know what you mean about changing plans based on a plate or some other object! It's so much fun!!

  21. Oh my gosh. Love the curtain panels and the subway art. You have most definitely done it again! Fabulous and I agree with someone in the comments who said this should be in a magazine!

  22. Wow! That was one powerful plate! You did an incredible job using those colors. I adore your room!
    Cheers! - Shelley

  23. Oh I love it, no I havn't changed for a plate, but maybe a fabulous idea. I think your room is totally amazing and I would keep it this way all year. Love it, and what a special plate. Hugs, Marty

  24. Wow! That is one inspirational plate! Everything looks fabulous, Becca! You always do a bang up job decorating for Christmas. I really do love that tree topper. What a gorgeous room you have!

    Happy Holidays!


  25. All so very beautiful Becca! Love that color combo.

  26. Sooooo beautiful. Love those colors together.

  27. What an interesting plate that gives you some inspiration to create a creative decoration for Christmas. Wish that I had a plate like this :)

  28. Wow, you sure outdid yourself with a PLATE!!!! I did totally change my entire tree a few years ago because I saw a tree in a shop that cost HUNDREDS of dollars just for the decorations. I KNEW I could do it cheaper and I sure did and I love it. Your whole room looks awesome and I LOVE that mirrored chest!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky

  29. Love the plate(s) ;-) and the rest of the room!

  30. Ahhh, sweet Becca - you never fail to make me smile! Fabulous room and fabulous combination of red, silver and gray. Love it!

  31. Stunning!!! You outdid yourself with this room, Becca! Love your inspiration plate and all that followed!

  32. Very pretty! Buying one item can cost a lot in the long run. Happy Holidays!

  33. So glad that you found that inspiration plate,as it your room has resulted in "beyond beautiful".....and of course they call you by name...not only are you a great customer, but a lovable one too!!! who can't help but remember you!!....

  34. Hi Becca! The answer is yes, yes and yes!! Way to many times.

    I just saw a plate at Target that has my decor wheels turning but I will have to do all the painting!lol so I am really thinking this thru.

    I adore the red, wht grey in your sitting room. Just beautiful as always. That plate is simply gorgeous.

    Your home is my all time favorite place to visit.

    Happy Holidays,
    Sincerely, Jeannette

  35. Not because of a plate but I love the idea! :) This is absolutely my favorite room you've done! Of course, I adore red and the silver & greys are perfect. Gorgeous!!


  36. Great post Becca! You're too funny. I could just see you shopping, trying frantically to get to the plate. Your sitting room looks awesome and oh, so magazine worthy!

  37. Ha, funny you should mention this subject. Yes, this year I changed all my holiday decor because of a rug. I ordered it when Rugs USA had their 75% off black Friday sale. Our new rug has purple in it so our usual red and green Christmas decor just wouldn't work. So this year we are having a purple, cream and gold Christmas. Everything turned out lovely. I am really liking the change and all because of a rug.

  38. Hi Becca! Oh, I love what you've done! You're just amazing! I love that the beautiful plate inspired you so and look what you did! Oh, your room is totally gorgeous! Your cabinet is decked out so perfectly and the tree! Oh, my Lord! I love your beautiful tree. You just don't know how inspiring you are!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  39. have an eye for detail. LOVE the ornaments in the lantern. The red ribbons and dove grey throw are scrumptious. Happy Advent~

  40. great inspiration with the colors, love the reindeer with the bling!!!

  41. Hi Becca! I just love the red and white. If you ever get sick of those adorable pillows you can send them my way. ;-)

    I'm having a FACEBOOK social hop. I'd love for you to hop on over, grab a button and link up your facebook.

    Have a crazy beautiful week!

  42. Oh goodness, that is beautiful. But hold on - have you seen the gray houndstooth pillow with red trim at Target? Here's the link: houndstooth pillow

    It would be perfect in your room!

  43. Thank you for sharing all of your holiday decor! EVerything is so warm and lovely! I like the plate.


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