Warmest Holiday Blessings to all my dear blog friends & their families~W e are in for a huge winter storm here with lots of snow for Christmas, so we are battening down the hatches & snuggling in for the day! See you all after Christmas! xoxo
My favorite box that is! This is always such a treat to see this beautiful blue box under the Christmas tree. This year, my husband & I are going easy. At our age we have what we need & are past the "must have" stage. My mom always says that you "simplifiy" as you get older & that's how we feel. We are even scaling back with our own kids & grandkids. There are so many people out of work or having a hard time right now that it just doesn't seem right to be extravagant, so we're not. We would rather donate money or food & make sure it gets to the right people. We are blessed that the economy hasn't hurt my husbands line of work & believe me, we are thankful for that. If we can give more than we take then this is what Christmas is really all about. Are some of you doing the same~I'd love to hear! :) xo P.S. It wouldn't hurt to take a peek now would it? Go here for some fabulous eye candy >Tiffany & Co.
Some more photos in favorite decorating mags that inspire me~especially at Christmas!
What a great idea for a centerpiece for a New Years Eve gala! I have a feeling many of these photos may be in your own collection of favorites! I've pretty much cleaned up my folders of favorite rooms & vignettes plucked from the pages of all kinds of favorite decorating mags & I only threw out two pages! Goes to show, If you love a room filled with vintage inspired pieces & pretty hues, the look is timeless & you go back to it time & time again! The house is almost decorated & hope to have some photos up soon! I am so inspired by the blogs I've seen with gorgeous Christmas decor! Keep the photo's coming girls! xo
I was going thru my scrapbook of favorite magazine clippings over the weekend & thought I would share some of my favorite ones! Some of these are very old & some relatively new but they all have the look & feel I love. My idea book of scraps & snippets from favorite decorating mags gives me inspiration & lets me daydream a bit & reminds me that even beautiful rooms can look lived in & cozy. Our own home is well lived in even though it's decorated in very light colors. I have white cotton duck slipcovers on most of my couches & chairs & once a month they get popped in the wash with some ocyclean or bleach & come out perfectly spotless. My family can put their feet up & be comfortable without having to worry about stains & dirt. Flea market finds & re-furbished pieces are all a part of our home with their dings & their scratches that make them look very well loved & vintage. A dear friend once gave me the best compliment I could ever get when she said "There is a feeling I get when I walk thru your door, that this is a beautiful but well lived in home that just hugs you when you enter." She couldn't have said anything nicer & she knows who she is & what that meant to me~xo
This porch is almost identical to my great great aunt Tillie's. It looked this way 40 years ag0!