Dec 24, 2013

Merry Christmas...

Merry Christmas to you all
my lovely friends!
 
 
I hope your day is filled with wonder...
 
 
Big Hugs...

Dec 20, 2013

My Little Pink Tree...

 

 
I don't usually have a Christmas Tree
in the bedroom...
 
but,
 I have always wanted one...
 

 
when I found this
little pink table topper tree
marked down at an antique store's
  after Christmas Sale...
 
I knew it would be perfect...
 
it's a beautiful faded pink,
which is strange because it's a Barbie tree,
under all those tree skirts is a very hot pink stand!


in my hunt for ornaments
for my ornament wreath,
I added quiet a few vintage ornaments
 to my collection...
 
these sweet glittered silver
were among the finds,
as were the beaded garland,
I strung willy nilly around...
 


 
when I started taking these photos
my tree lacked a topper...
 
so I tucked these feathers in...
 
why not,
Christmas is all about going over the top!
 

 
 
 
the trees soft tones,
keep the bedroom quiet...
 
 it is lit only by a small strand
of lighted "mercury glass"  balls...
 
a nice warm glow...
 

 I hope something special is sitting under
your Christmas Tree...
 
 
I am joining...
 
 
Thanks so much for stopping by...


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...

Dec 17, 2013

A Scented Garland...

Over the weekend,
I made this little scented garland
for my kitchen window...
 
 
it all started simple enough...
 

 
I was visiting Karen's lovely blog
 
and in her post
she shared her beautiful nature inspired decorating...
 
I was smitten with her dried orange slices,
and had to make some...
 
her complete directions are here...
 

on Pinterest,
I had been saving a recipe
for these little Cinnamon Ornaments...
 
they are just Cinnamon,  Apple Sauce and cloves...
so easy...
 

the house smelled divine
as they cooked...
 


and still smells divine,
in the kitchen window...
 



 
like sunshine on a cloudy day....
 
I'm joining
 
 
I always Love it when You stop by...


Dec 16, 2013

Christmas Sideboard...

I like to set my sideboard up
as a sweet bar,
for Christmas...
 
It makes sneaking a cookie easy..
 
 I also think so much work
 goes into Christmas Cookies
it's nice to have them out and seen...
 


I am just beginning to bake for this year,
so it's a little sparse still...
 
if you would like to see a Christmas Past,
 
this was also before
 I painted my sideboard,
so it's a little before and after too...
 

 
glittered stars
twinkle from the mirror..
 

all sorts of tree renditions.
line the upper sill...
 



my Victorian Scrap boy
and his swan,
take center stage...
 




since,
I've just begun baking...
 
vintage ornaments stand in as
low calorie sweetness...
 


 
I like to have at least one Candy Cane
each year...
 
I was thrilled to find PINK!
 
if you are looking
Whole Foods is carrying them this year...


 
small cut glass plates,
stood on end
with tea lights at their feet...
 
look so pretty...
 
 
as does this sugar bowl
with a tea light inside...
 
 
creating sparkle and drama...
 

 
my cake didn't make it to the sideboard
in time for photos...
 
but, I thought it was so cute
I wanted to show it off...
 
I used a cake stencil
from Martha Stewart...
 

Can you believe Christmas is almost here...
already!
 
I hope you are finding time to enjoy
all the beauty of the season...
 
I'll be at
and
 
 
 
Thanks for stopping by....