Dec 19, 2013

Christmas in the Parlor....

 

Are you ready to see my Christmas Tree?
 


 
I set it up in the parlor this year,
for the first time ever...
 
I decided I just wanted to  decorate with snowy whites,
mercury glass,
crystal
and small pops of pink...
 


 
I loaded the tree down with crystal
and clear glass...
 
because, I wanted it to be all shimmery
like a chandelier...
 


 
every little movement or breeze in the room,
causes the tree to tinkle and twinkle...
 
It's magical,
I just love to sit and stare at it late at night...
 
 






 
I treated my self to some roses
and fresh greens today..
 



a cherished musical piece...
 
it plays Silent Night
as it spins...
 


 
the only change to my mantle
was a few inches of snow...
 


 
a mini blizzard...
 
I am always dreaming of a White Christmas...
and sometimes you just have to take matters
 into your own hands!
 
the weather man is predicting some tonight,
but it won't last...




my stockings are hung...
 


above the faux chimney with care...
 


 
a bell for Clarence...
 


 
a cozy view...
 

 
I'm off to finish baking cookies...
 
tomorrow,
 I'll show you my little Pink Tree:-)
 
 
I am joining...
 
I love it when you stop by...

35 comments:

Judy said...

I love your house and your decorations..Its one of my favorite blog...And your pictures are so magical....Its a dream.. love it ....

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Bella, your tree is STUNNING. It looks like ice all over and the crystal is amazing. Everything is so beautiful and I am looking forward to seeing your pink tree.
Mary

Cindy said...

Wow! It is so beautiful! I LOVE your tree!!!

mariondee-designs said...

Your tree is absolutely stunning! I love it and think it's the prettiest tree I've seen! I might have to start looking for a flocked tree (I think that's what you call it)when the tree is covered in snow. Not sure if I can get one here in Australia as the weather today is sizzling. I think I could cook an egg on my outside pavers. I like your idea of taking matters into your own hands and making your own snow.. might just have to do the same! have a wonderful Christmas, Maryann

Marie Arden said...

It all looks so inviting and serene I love flocked trees and do not think they are messy but my husband wont be swayed. So we have green trees. I do enjoy seeing them in other places. Everything is so pretty and sparkly happy holidays!

Coloradolady said...

Your tree is beautiful! Just magical.

JP said...

I wish that I could sit and stare at your tree all night, too! It is breathtaking!!!
Merry Christmas, sweetie!
JP

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

Everything is absolutely stunning! Your tree is gorgeous and I love your highly polished floors! Beautiful!

Rose L said...

So lovely and magical! That settee looks similar to one my husbands grandpa in VA had and I was supposed to inherit (alas, it disappeared). It had roses carved upon the wooden areas and the fabric was pink, close to mauve.
You created a wonderful setting in your home.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Truly magical, Bella - the tree, your mantel, the stockings, everything. The stuff that dreams are made of....I love the bell for Clarence. Hugs xo Karen

MY SHABBY FRENCH LIFE said...

Love so much your christmas tree ! and the wreath garland is always so nice (I keep in mind your great DIY, next year I'l Mine yeah !
xoxo from PARIS (without snow)

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Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

You inspire me Bella. I so love your whole parlour and the tree is magical Merry Christmas x

lynn said...

gorgeous tree, bella! with the flocking and crystals--it's a frosty beauty! merry christmas!

Amy Jo said...

The tree is so beautiful!

Merry Christmas,
Amy Jo

Carolyn Robbins said...

Hi Bella,
Your home is beautiful and
I love your tree! Thank
you for sharing it with us.
Merry Christmas.

Bear Hugs,
Carolyn

Gayle said...

Breathtaking Bella, simply breathtaking! I bet you'll have pics of snow on the next post, I plan on heading out and getting a few photos when the sun comes up! Let it snow...

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

Oh, it is absolutely gorgeous! The prettiest tree ever! I love all of the glass. Have a Merry Christmas.
Sherry

Christie said...

Bella your room and tree are so beautiful...I love seeing all of the inspiring ideas that you share. Visiting your blog is always such a treat! Just want to say thanks for sharing your home and heart : )

Tanya Rachelle said...

Breathtaking!!! I love the icicles on your tree... they are amazingly beautiful. I bet it just shimmers and sparkles.
~Tanya

organicgardendreams said...

Hi Bella, your Christmas tree is truly magical! I also love the decoration on your mantel. The fake snow surely does at to the atmosphere. Wishing you enjoyable last days of Christmas preparation!
Christina

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Wow! What a wonderful effect for your tree! The icicles are stunning with the snowy branches. Mission accomplished! Your whole room looks dreamy. Just a gorgeous Victorian Christmas! xx (Wish I was there!) Merry Christmas!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Love the white and clear glittering decorations Bella. Is this the tree you flocked a couple of years ago? If my silver tinsel tree bites the dust, I think I'd like to go with a white tree myself - absolutely stunning!
Hugs,
Judith

Sylvia Cook Photography said...

It's absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Janneke said...

Wow, your fairy-like tree looks magic. I can imagine to sit in your lovely parlor just staring at that tree. And your musical piece, so beautiful.....

gibbygoo56 said...

Merry Christmas!

I've been enjoying so many beautiful Christmas trees but.... I think your tree is my favorite tree by far. Gorgeous!

Alessandra said...

Oh...wow...oh! I really love your gorgeous tree!!!It' s divine , dreamy and fairy.Merry Christmas
KIsses
Alessandra

Daisy Ethington said...

These photos are gorgeous...hope you don't mind but I'm going to do a post on the best looking Christmas blog Decor around the web and I am going to add yours!!!
Daisy

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Oh my goodness Bella! WOW, WOW, WOW!
Your tree is gorgeous!

Bonnie said...

Gorgeous tree and photos too. You are making me want a flocked tree because it is so beautiful. Enjoy. Merry Christmas!

K. Barber-Flower Farmer said...

How merry and bright. Love flocked trees, with I had one. Merry Christmas

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I love it...so magical!

Heaven's Walk said...

How in the world did I miss this, Bella?? :) Oh, it's all so beautiful! I just adore the chandy-like quality you gave your tree. It's almost mesmorizing! :)

xoxo laurie

Haworth said...

Such a gorgeous tree, Bella! Truly magical, like something out of Narnia! Everything looks so lovely.. I hope you had a beautiful week of Christmas wishes come true.

Cindy said...

I'm just now seeing your Christmas blogposts... and i can't even believe all the beauty i am seeing here. I'm speechless - it's stunning! Your crystal flocked tree looks like a fairy ice wonderland tree, and your pink tree... to die for. I love the way you added the little lights to the faux fireplace... i'm sooooo copying that. Did you put them in a silver tray? I can't tell for sure, but it twinkles so... You are completely tempting me to paint every room in my house lavender... Mr. Fractured will probably fall over dead if i ask him too though...
I think i'll just linger over these gorgeous last posts for a while...
Wow!

Cindy

BettyJean @ ShabbyTeaParty said...

I must echo every other comment here, absolutely gorgeous, stunning, magical! If you don't mind my asking, what kind of "snow" is that on the mantle?