After I get my home decorated for Christmas I always find just one more thing I can't live without! Hence the beautiful french cone wreath from my dear friend Jackie's gorgeous shop Bliss Farm Antiques. LOVE LOVE LOVE this gorgeous wreath made from french paper cones & embellished in the middle with a most gorgeous ruffled paper button. I will hang this on the floor to ceiling vintage mirror I just acquired. (more on the mirror later)
Love this hand made tag from Shabbyfufu. Janet carries the most beautiful things in her amazing shop!
More mercury glass....
Ball fringe hung in the windows looks like little snowballs. SO pretty at night with the candles illuminating the windows.
This little arrangement sits at the base of a ceramic christmas tree my mom made so many years ago.
My favorite~ pink pointsettias.
Happy Holiday decorating to you all! xo
I need to mention that if you want some instant holiday inspiration, pick up the latest "Dovetails" magazine or better yet get a subscription to this gorgeous magazine! My dear friend Jo-anne Colletti (vintagerosecollection.com) is a contributing writer & her articles & photos are wonderful! Jo-anne brings a wealth of knowledge in romantic style decor. Dovetails is one of my very favortie magazines~ a total treat for the eyes~ Here is a blurb from Jo-annes blog ......Just when you thoughtDovetales Magazinecouldn't get any better, well it just has-Dovetaleswill be available ONLINE, Tuesday, as a down-loadable color pdf file of the entire issue! This new feature can only be seen on theDovetales website and will act as a continuing edition of the magazine with links, articles, blogs AND, fantastic advertising opportunities.
It's taken some time but the effect is worth the wait for our family this year. Simple & silver is our theme for this years decor. Enjoy some photos & pretty vignettes....
This big silver star is on our fence outside. I needed to tweak it a bit so I brought it in & as it is 25 degrees today, shot it inside. I embellished it with seashells & moss & will add a bit more before putting it back on the fence.
Ceramic ice skates adorned with ivy, glass, & white birch twigs.
The ivy against the burlap pillow si gorgeous isn't it? I purchased the antique bench & pillow from my friend jackie at Bliss Farm Antiques It's such a treat to visit her gorgeous shop. I'm so lucky it's located right near me!
I love the color of this wooden dish under the cloche. The blue christmas ornaments make it sparkle along with this pretty sparkly fleur de lis my friend Janet of the popular boutique Shabbyfufu added as a gift to an order I purchased from her.
Marie is perfuming the living room with lavender while embellishing the white wreath.
I've ordered many signs from my talented friend Paula of Castles & Cottages on etsy. This one is special because of my Italian heritage. The hand made card was purchased from Bliss Farm Antiques. I love the word Etoiles spelled out on the bottom.
This vignette sits on our kitchen table but because the light was so horrible I moved it & took the shot on my needlepoint rug. The burlap runner is actually a rug I purchased on etsy!
I have so many of my friend Teresa Sheeleys gorgeous pillows & tea towels, so when I spotted these in her etsy shop I had to have them for the holidays. She does fabulous work doesn't she?
Simple silver berries embellish a fabulous chandelier I purchased at home goods for....are you ready for this?.........29.00 dollars this summer! The home goods near our summer cottage is the best! This chandie is big & heavy & I saw an exact duplicate last year in the ballard designs catalogue for almost 600.00 bucks! Didn't they know at home goods I would have paid so much more for this? I took it home, whitewashed & distressed it & my handy hubby hung it all in a day! It truly is my deal of the year.
Hope your own holdiay decorating is coming along nicely & that you are having fun with it. I'll be back with more photos soon! Have a wonderful weekend my friends~xo
Okay...So I haven't finished decorating yet (blaming the knee that was just operated on) so I haven't been able to post pics of the christmas decor yet. Our winter project this year will be re-doing the kids bathroom. The only "kid" here is our grandaughter now that our older children have moved out & are starting their own lives. Bittersweet for us & so exciting for them. Since Gabby doesn't really doesn't seem to mind what I do in her bathroom (I'm SO glad she doesn't want a hot pink or purple or some other funky colored teenage bathroom) I thought we'd do it over & incorporate lots of white subway tile. I am GAGA over this tile (that's been around for ages by the way) & dates as far back as 1904, the year New York City's first white-walled underground transit stations were christened.. These tightly grouted 3x6 tiles have made a huge comeback today. Take a peek at some of the prettiest bathrooms I saw while surfing the net. So many awesome ideas can be found while doing a little research on the computer.
Okay I threw in a kitchen to look at just for fun...
My Favorite~Crisp & Clean.
Loving the subway tile in this kitchen!
Photo from Country Living~gorgeous! Isnt' this so cool? New York subway system~
I'll be back soon with Christmas Decor! Have a wonderful weekend! xo