Dec 28, 2011

A Years Review in White...

Did you have a wonderful Christmas...

did you have a White Christmas?
If so I am a wee bit jealous :-)

Mike and I are in lazy mode..
so I thought I would share
a white year in review...

I am even late to the White Wednesday Party!


in January
Birdie Darling was looking for love...


in February
the Crocus pushed out from under a blanket of snow..
a welcome sight!


in March
I was eager for Easter
and made sugar bunnies...


in April the Snowbells bloomed...


in May
a sweet angel...


in June
a miniature boot bouquet...


in July,
a bouquet of Queen Anne's Lace
tucked in lace...


in August
white roses...
this one a Winchester Cathedral...


in September
Tea in the garden...


in October
 a cozy tea inside...


in November
I shared my Chandelier makeover...


in December
my storybook mantle decor...

that is my year in review...
it's been a lot of fun!

I have enjoyed my old friends
and the new friends I have met this year..
and a big hello to the new followers
who I haven't had time to get to know yet!

don't you love the expectation of the new year?
the blank page of possibilities??

What fun it will be!!

Today I am joining

Thanks for stopping by....

Dec 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas!


Wishing you a day filled with wonder,
a day filled with love...


and if you don't forget the big guy,
maybe something special under the tree...

if you have been good
:-)

Christmas Hugs....

 

Blue Christmas...

Do you love to drive around
and look at all the lovely Christmas lights?

this house is one of my favorites....


I can't even imagine
how long it takes...

 it is so bright it hurts your eyes!!


You’ll be doing alright,
with your Christmas of white,
But I’ll have a blue Christmas....

Wishing you a WHITE CHRISTMAS :-)

Dec 22, 2011

My Christmas Home Tour, the nostalgic version...

Well my halls are all decked,
the cookies are all baked,
I think I am ready...

and I think I have shared it all with you...


but I wanted to put it all together
into a house tour..


so... I played in photo shop a bit today,
I did a little re-cropping...
and turned the colors down...
trying to create an old time tinted photo vibe...
a softness...

if you would like to see
the more colorful views,
the original posts are on my left sidebar...













Wishing you all
the Very Merriest of Christmases :-)

Tonight I am joining the at...
and

Thanks for stopping by....

Dec 21, 2011

A Winter Solstice Tablescape...

The longest night of the year
 is soon to be upon us...


I found these wonderfully simple
 Catholic Prayer Candles at my grocery store
in the fall...
I have been using them everywhere...


for the long night ahead,
I gathered them as a centerpiece...

a centerpiece so bright
 it could punch a hole in the darkness
that lies ahead...


in mass
the simplicity of the candles
is quiet and stunning...




embracing the calm quiet,
I set them table
in only white....


 

an optimist would see the
oncoming longest night of the year
as a night
with extra time for star gazing...


a night to be bedazzled...


to soak in the sparkle...


delicate wings
fill the plates
with whimsy and fluff...


softly capping delicate napkins...



it's easy to welcome the night
knowing...

from here on out the days
will only get longer!


Tonight I am joining...

Thanks for stopping by tonight...