Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years Eve Sparkle


I love planning an evening with friends and celebrating something special
New Years Eve is such a fun time to get together.
To reflect on the year and dream about the possibilities of the new one as you welcome it in.


This months Lowes challenge was all about adding some festive and sparkly touches
for New Years and the first thing that came to mind for me was twinkly lighting
and a bit of silvery bling.


Silver ornaments from Lowes on the chandelier~ love them.


Being in California~
we spend much of the year outdoors and this year with the outdoor fireplace
we find ourselves wanting to be outdoors even more.

We decided to add a little festive lighting to the outdoor entertaining area
with a few strands of LED string lights.
LED lights are fantastic for saving on energy costs and though they cost more to purchase,
they are well worth it in the amount you save when running them.


Lowes has a huge selection of LED lighting and even more of them
with the strings of lights they got in for Christmas
We found a type that was warm and yellow when they were on and knew they would be perfect.
We needed 5 sets of lighting to go around this structure ~ and had a little leftover for the tiny tree.


I am loving that we will be able to use these lights year round for ambiance too.
About a month ago, I picked up several paperwhite bulbs from Lowes
and have been growing them on the window sill in the kitchen.
Paperwhites are favorites for Christmas and winter decorating
I placed their individual pots in a galvanized bin for the fireplace


The beautiful silvery faux fur throw is from Allen and Roth which is also at Lowes
It's perfect for warming up when it gets a little chilly~ love the color 
and it was just $21- amazing price too!

Okay...
Twinkly lights to set the mood, a favorite bottle of wine
a fire set up for the fireplace and a warm throw to keep the chill away...
Yep, I think we are ready to usher in the New Year.
:)

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I was provided with a gift card to do this project as a member of the
 Lowes Creative Ideas Network of Creators and Influencers but the designs 
and opinions are my own.

116 comments:

  1. Oh- It looks just gorgeous, Courtney. The perfect place to celebrate with family and friends. Blessings to you and a very Happy New Year- xo Diana

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  2. so beautiful It makes me swoon with giddiness

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  3. I would love to win the $75.00 Lowes gift card. They have great deco items. I just ordered a sisal rug from Lowes for my dining room. Can't wait to get it!! Happy New Year!

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  4. We were just at Lowes last night :-) I got a can of spray paint and sandpaper! My favorite place to go for project needs! Happy New Year!!

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  5. Gorgeous! Love your blog. Happy New Year

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  6. can i come on over? this looks fabulous!

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  7. Love the pictures, wishing you a Happy New Year!!
    Theresa N
    weceno(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  8. Very lovely! Love the paperwhites.

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  9. I think I would miss the cold for Christmas living here in New England....but New Years eve outside under the stars must be spectacular, Happy New Year

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  10. Love the outdoor room. I think this is my summer project!

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  11. This outdoor room is my summer project!

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  12. what an amazing outdoor space, Courtney! Have a great evening and a wonderful New Year!

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  13. Love Love this site. The BEST!!!

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  14. Happy, happy New Year, Courtney!
    Linda at Beautiful Ideas

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  15. Oh my what a beautiful setting!! I love it all and I am so happy that there is a Lowe's close by! I hope they still have some of those lovely silvery throws...surely need one of those! I did get the paperwhites there before Christmas and they are still blooming...would love to win the gift card, tooooooo!! Happy New Year!

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  16. What a lovely space in which to ring in the New Year. I'm adding the LED lights to the list of things to pick up on my next trip to Lowes.

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  17. What a beautiful space in which to ring in the New Year. I'm adding some LED lights to the list of things to pick up on my next trip to Lowes.

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  18. We're going to paint our old golden oak kitchen cabinets this spring. This Lowe's gift card would help with new pulls and knobs.

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  19. I Love your outdoor area and wish it was warm enough in Texas to celebrate outdoors.

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  20. I have really enjoyed reading your blog. Have fun ringing in the new year it looks BEAUTIFUL! The lowes gift card would come in great for my stair redo in Jan.
    Koleen . kmvan5@rochester.rr.com

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  21. Oh how I love your outdoor fireplace Courtney!And those lights look perfectly charming too! Happy New Year to you and your family! Best wishes to you all in the coming year!
    xx
    Anne

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  22. Wish it was warm enough here in WV, too. Brrrr. Always use a Lowes giftcard though!

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  23. You have given me so many wonderful ideas!! wishing you a very Happy New Year, full of fun, smiles & good health!!

    Alicia

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  24. What a wonderful place to entertain friends! The fireplace and throw both add coziness! Have a Happy New Year and may 2013 be prosperous!

    Thank you for the opportunity to winthe Lowe's gift card.......we have several projects to work on so the extra cash would be most welcome!


    Georgia

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  25. I love your outdoor space, so warm n cozy! May you have a Happy New Year.

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  26. Silver is perfect for New Year's Eve. I love that throw.

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  27. I just love your site and your outdoor area is absolutely gorgeous, as is the rest of your home. Love, love, love! Happy New Year to you and yours.

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  28. I bought some paperwhites this year for the first time (mostly because I loved how they looked on several blogs), but mine are drooping like crazy! Yours seem to be standing completely upright all around--what's your secret?

    http://autodidacticambitions.blogspot.com

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  29. I love your outdoor space, so warm n cozy! May you have a Happy New Year.

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  30. Beautiful outdoor area and so festive! We have lots of snow- so not outdoor entertaining here. Hapy 2013!
    Lonna

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  31. I am loving your outdoor structure! It looks like you are all ready for tonight. We usually ring in the new year outdoors too. But living in Minnesota we are surrounded with two feet of snow. This year ice skating and sledding (after dark)are on the agenda, and also our bonfire pit will be going. Your fireplace area is so beautiful, I know it will be a wonderful evening.

    Enjoy your company and happy New Year!
    Kate

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  32. I don't think I would ever leave that spot! Excellent giveaway...happy new year!!

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  33. Very festive and cozy. Happy new year. Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

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  34. Happy New Year to you...from one Calicornia girl to another! You are right about the outdoors being like another room...with a fire pit and a cozy throw, we enjoy being outside all year long too!

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  35. Looks like fun!!!

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  36. Love how you dressed up your patio. Looks elegant yet cozy.

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  37. Looks gorgeous, and so romantic! Happy New Year!
    Patti

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  38. You are a very lucky lady, Miss Courtney...you have a gorgeous home, a beautiful family and a phenomenal blog to be proud of. Wishing you good health, happiness and continued success in the coming year ahead!

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  39. I really enjoy reading your blog. Happy New Year! I am looking forward to reading you again next year.

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  40. Love your blog! Such lovely inspirations!

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  41. Happy New Year..Many Blessings to you and your family in 2013..May all your dreams be fulfilled..From my mountain to yours, Hugs and smiles Gloria

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  42. Wow, what an amazing outdoor room! Coming from Minnesota it would be a little cold now, but I could keep warm under that gorgeous throw in front of a roaring fire...it wouldn't get any better than that!! Thanks for the chance at a gift card from Lowes...my husband works for Menards, but we can keep that a secret!!!
    Happy New Year!!
    Pendra

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  43. I printed a picture of your outdoor structure to post on my DREAM board. Thank you to you and Lowe's! I'm looking forward to spending more time with you in the New Year!

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  44. Leslee in TennesseeDecember 31, 2012 at 6:11 PM

    Would love some of the yellowy light sets. Wonder if my Lowes has them?? Happy New Year... enjoy your night with friends... Your space is lovely and inviting. Am sure you'll have a wonderful time!

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  45. So beautiful - sigh... Thanks for a chance at the Lowes gift card. Amy M.

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  46. Great outdoor room! I would love to win to buy doorknobs for all of my interior doors!
    Happy New Year,
    Kara

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  47. Happy New Year! New blog subscriber here, and loving it!

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  48. Stunning. That's all I got! :)
    xox
    Ruthie
    thechristiangirlscottage.blogspot.com

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  49. Stunning. That's all I got! :)
    xox

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  50. Happy New Year! May you and your family have a wonderfully blessed year!

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  51. May your New Year be wonderfully blessed!!

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  52. What a gorgeous outdoor living space you have created, Courtney! I love the curtains, and your amazing fireplace. I would love to win the Lowe's gift card! Happy New Year!

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  53. Love the paperwhites! Happy New Year!

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  54. What a lovely outdoor space.Thanks for the drawing...would love to get myself a fun chandelier! Happy New Year!

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  55. Love your outdoor space. The outdoor lights is a finishing touch to use all year long. Thanks for sharing such a generous giveaway!

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  56. Love your outdoor space. The outdoor lights are a great finishing touch year round. Thanks for sharing such a generous giveaway!

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  57. I love the simple additions you have made to your outdoor area. It is so inviting.

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  58. happy new year, courtney. your blog is always a source of gorgeous inspiration and ingenuity--thank you for your keen eye and generosity!

    michele

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  59. This is absolutely beautiful, Courtney! What an inspiration. My deck and I would love the Lowe's gift card. Happy New Year!

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  60. Wishing you and your family a Happy New Year and wonderful 2013! I love your blog and all your ideas. The lights look beautiful. I'm always going to Lowe's for something, would love to win the the gift card.......

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  61. Beautiful job! I love everything :-) Where did you find the galvanized bin? I've been on the hunt for one of those :-) I need to sign up for your design consultation. I have an old ranch estate in Phoenix and I could sure use your decorative eye ;-)

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  62. Love, Love, Love your outdoor area! We have a foot of snow on the ground and I wish we could spend more than 5 minutes outside. The throw is my favorite thing!

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  63. Courtney- what a great new year's giveaway! I think we've done so many projects through Lowe's that we probably own stock in the company, now! Spring time and gardening season is coming up, my favorite time of year, and I would love to be included in the chance at the giveaway! Thank you and have a blessed 2013!

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  64. Love your blog! Great photos! Thanks for the giveaway, happy new year!

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  65. I would love to win 75 dollars from Lowes. I love your home and your style, I wish I had that in me. It is beautiful and coherent. Happy New Year and here's to many more beautiful pics and projects! Kathy D

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  66. Would love to win the gift card. Your home is so pretty.

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  67. Love your idea about led lights around the interior of your structure. I'd spend the $75 on just that in our screened in porch.

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  68. Girl your house is just magazine worthy !!!!!! Can we say LOVE LOVE LOVE IT

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  69. I LOVE Lowes and a gift card from there would be wonderful! You have a fabulous outdoor room! I love the bin of paperwhites! Have a wonderful New Year!

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  70. Hi Courtney!
    I love your blog & style...thank you for sharing your life with us.
    I hope you have an wonderful & happy New Year!
    amber

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  71. Beautiful...and a great giveaway too! Happy New Year!

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  72. I love dropping in on your blog. . .always such wonderful ideas. This is beautiful, but I'll have to wait for it to warm up here in Ohio to try this out! Just love your decorating style, Courtnay.

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  73. Beautiful!!! I hope you enjoyed your evening:-)

    Wishing you the best in 2013.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  74. Just move into a house that needs paint, guttering, and a bunch of other repairs. A Lowe's GC would really help!

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  76. This is just lovely. What an inspiration.

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  77. Happy New Year, Courtney! What a gorgeous place to spend the evening! Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful, creative and inspirational talents! Looking forward to more in 2013! Take care! Hugs, Leena

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  78. Beautiful as always! Here's hoping you have a Happy and Healthy New Year! Can't wait to see what you have to share in 2013.
    Julie

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  79. Oooo! I can always find something to buy at Lowe's! ;)

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  80. I LOVE your outdoor fireplace and the atmosphere you created! SO beautiful!

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  81. That is such a beautiful, magical looking outdoor living space! :) Have a great 2013!

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  82. The lights are beautiful!! The fireplace setting looks like the perfect place to usher in the New Year!

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  83. What a beautiful post! I'd love to help you ring in the New Year or just hang out in that beautiful space. Thanks for the chance with the Lowe's card.

    Hugs,
    Judy

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  84. I love your outdoor space. The lights make it look so romantic especially with the outdoor fireplace.

    Beautiful!

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  85. Just signed up for the Lowe's Creative Ideas magazine. You have created a space that everyone loves - beautifle and serene. azblodgett@msn.com

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  86. Happy New Year! You've really made your outdoor room special!

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  87. Thanks for a chance to win! So many projects to do this year!!!

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  88. I love that throw! And I will be on the lookout for some warm white LED lights. I have a ton of the old style bulbs, and love the look of them, but they do add to your electric bill. Pretty display!

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  89. There is always a project in the wings! What a nice setting and atmosphere !

    Donna H

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  90. Happy New Year, I'm a new reader, love your blog!

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  91. Gesundes 2013 ,Happy New Year
    What a beautiful post
    wünscht
    Chabby aus Berlin

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  92. Happy New Year!
    I just discovered your blog, and I am enjoying exploring your posts. Thank you for the opportunity to enter your giveaway!

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  93. Happy new year!! What a wonderful outdoor room you have to enjoy! love the chandy outside!

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  94. Happy New Year - Love your style! Your blog is wonderful!

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  95. Beautiful and inspiring!!! I love how it is both elegant yet simple. Thank you for sharing! so glad to have found your blog through Pinterest!

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  96. Love the simple and elegant look! So glad to have found your blog through pinterest! Paperwhites are my favorite, too, btw!

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  97. Love the pictures you provided!

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  98. Love those gorgeous white flowers

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