Dec 18, 2014

A Christmassy Welcome...

Welcome to my Christmas Foyer....
 
 
my little foyer
was one of the first reasons
 I fell in love with my house...
 
the Victorians
loved their formal spaces,
 
they may not be the most user friendly spaces...
but,
I could hardly wait for my first Christmas here
to drape the stair rails in garland...
 
a settee and a tiny table nestle tightly
beneath the stairs...



to the right of the settee,
this hall tree...
 
a peek into my parlor
on the right
and
 to the left out of view
another door leads to the dining room...
 
 
my hall tree tabletop set in a Wintery scene...
 
you know
 I am Dreaming of a White Christmas...
 




a little table top tree...
 



with a birdie theme...
 


 
following tradition,
 a nest in your tree for good luck
in the New Year...
 




 


 
Iris,
my curious little mouse,
has been wondering what I am doing down here....
 

 
and lights out...
 
 
Merry Wishes to You...

Dec 17, 2014

Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy....

 Christmas is Magic...
 
 
I believe
we all need a little
Sugar Plum Fairy in our lives...
 
at least at Christmastime...
 
 I know I do...



a small corner
at the bottom of my stairs,
is all it took...
 





gossamer fairy wings...
 

 

 
tulle
to flutter...
 


 
Roses
for their toeses...
 



 
 
See the FAIRY PRINCESS curtsying,
gracefully,
beautifully,
Swaying to the tune. .
Music in the air. so entrancing.
Flowers in her hair as she's dancing.
Love is everywhere.
Ah-h-h-h-h-h-h-h.
'Neath the yellow lemon-drop moon.
There she goes now,
on her toes now,
To her yellow lemon-drop moon.

 
 
 
Music is in the Air, 
take the time to Sing Along...

Dec 15, 2014

Random Christmas Sparkle...

 
How can there only be
 ten days left until Christmas?
 
I have so much to share with you!
 
tonight,
I'll share some random
bits of sparkle...
 


If you have joined me on Christmases past
you know,
 I love a Frosty Wintry look...
 
this year I used frost spray on all the mirrors
and some windows...
 
it makes it so festive,
even when it's unseasonably warm outside...
 

 
candles,
yet to be lit...
 
after the hurry
of Christmas prep...
 
it's the hush,
before the big day...

 


pops of vintage pink balls warm the chill...
 
tucked simply
into apothecary jars...
 

 


I have collected glass clip birds for a long time,
I brought out lots of them
 this year....
 
the ones that have lost their clips,
are great for tucking around...
 

 

 
these sweet silver birds,
were my only new purchase this year...
 

I like to tuck a little
bit of Christmas everywhere...
 
a few shabby bottle brush trees
were added to my kitchen windowsill...
 

 
bits of Summers dried Hydrangea and Roses
in old bottles
 line the windowsill too...
 
 
I added stretch rings
 with rhinestone designs...
 
to the throats of the bottles
for a little added sparkle....
 
 
I have so much to share with you,
I hope you'll stop back by soon....
 
Thanks for stopping by....