This gorgeous photo I'm sharing with you is one that I discovered on Flickr. It captivated me instantly, and I became mesmerized at how peaceful and beautiful the scenery is.
It looks like the front of a Hallmark Card, and I want to jump in!
Im sure many of you are like me spending these next few days busy getting last minute gifts wrapped, running to the grocery store to gather ingredients for your favorite baking or festive dish.
All the hectic business leads us to one beautiful, and peaceful day snuggled in our warm homes with our loved ones. While enjoying celebrating santa's arrival and the most important...the birthday of our Lord & Savior.
This stunning photo taken by Karen is more than just a wintery snow scene. I see the photo as Christmas Day and the peace and calmness (well maybe after the kids tear thru all their Christmas gifts) I will finally get to enjoy on this blessed day.
This past week I finally put the finishing touches on decorating my home.
I've changed the decor in my den just a little bit this year. If your much like me you tend to get bored easily and want to change things up a bit. Instead of my traditional large green tree, I opted to decorate a smaller white tree and place it on the back of my sofa table. Still so pretty and much less work!
I've created a few little vignettes around the room.
My mother recently gave me this heavy silver piece that was dark and very tarnished. After a good polishing it became the perfect holiday candle centerpiece.
Oh did I tell you that when Santa comes to visit my home he likes Mumm Champagne? ;)
I made this collage a few months ago. I adore this sweet image.
The little poem is even sweeter.
Im sure many of you gals might recognize this lovely pink silky looking fabric. ;)
I decided to make it into a slipcover and turn my grandmothers victorian sofa into a more french boudoir-ish sofa.
I placed an altered glam Christmas book I made in Teresa McFayden Silver Bella class one year.
A festive corner table.
Snippits of my tree
It would not be Christmas in my home if I did not have my Sugar Plum dining room.
This year, I am not going to share photos of the dining room, BECAUSE....Im honestly almost too embarresed to say and admit that....
I never took down my holiday decorations last year.
Yep! My dining room as been a sweet Christmasy sugar plum room all year long!
Let's just say It's been a busy year and I never slowed down or really took the time to take it all down. It's so pretty, and I thought why not leave it up.
If you would like to see pics from last year you can click here.
One little thing Im into now is collecting vintage angels. I recently found these little beauties and added them to my buffet decor.
Love this beauty!
I was able to take a much needed break and enjoy a little festivity!
My dear sweet friend Suzanne MacCrone hosted a lovely afternoon luncheon and gift exchange in her home.
I was really sick last week with a major cold and almost had to cancel on Miss Suzanne, but Im SO happy I didn't.
The beautiful hostess.
My fabulous and creative peeps!
Isn't her headband adorable and SO her??
Holiday Kissy Poo!
Adorable and super sweet Jennifer Grenko.
I was so happy to see Rosalyn Sue who made the long drive from North Atlanta.
We missed Angela Meeks. She couldn't be with us because she was sick. She was definitely missed!!!
Suzanne's table setting was gorgeous and looked like something out of a magazine!
Who knew a pitcher of water could look so beautiful and festive.
Cranberry and mint water.
We had angelic looking cupcakes for dessert.
After lunch and much laughter and giggles we had our gift exchange. We each made an ornament.
This was my gift to the girls.
Sherry made stocking ornaments with the cutest paper kewpie doll.
Jennifer made these precious vintage assemblages.
Rosalyn-Sue sewed the prettiest floral quilted stockings.
It was really nice to get dressed up, and enjoy a few quality hours with the girls.
I braved the crazzy crowds this past weekend to take my children to visit Santa. When we arrived there was a SWARM of other parents and impatient children waiting and waiting just to see him. I ended up having to take a pass in order for the children to see Santa Claus. It was a 3 hour wait! YIKES!!!
While the children were waiting I took this photo of Vivian while she was leaning over watching the toy trains.
I call this photo
"Dreaming of Santa"
After 3 long hours we finally got to see the big man and NO one cried. YEAH!!!!
2010 Holiday photo
Thank you for the Christmas wishes so many of you have blessed me with.
From my heart to yours...