December 5, 2016

Holiday Home Tour, Traditional Christmas Style

Welcome to my home!



This week I am teaming up with twenty other bloggers for a wonderful Holiday Home Tour, hosted by Chloe @Celebrate and Decorate. 



Let me show you some of my holiday decorating. 

December 4, 2016

Simple Works Too!


How are your holiday decorating plans coming along? If you are like me you do this and that, moving from spot to spot around your house trying to make things look cozy and pretty. 

I took apart an elaborate tablescape on my dining room table and needed to put something quick in its place. My dining room is in full view when the front door opens. 

November 29, 2016

November 28, 2016

Christmas Centerpiece Ideas

Call them centerpieces, vignettes, or just pretty things...we need them around the house during the Christmas season. 

Here are a few I made last year...and I hope they give you some ideas for this year.


Here is a simple coffee table vignette I made last year. I added bits and pieces from around the house. 

I love to incorporate my blue and white Chinoiserie and Spode plates into my holiday decorating.


You can go as simple or as intricate as you want in your decorating. 

November 25, 2016

My Thanksgiving Table 2016


We had a lovely Thanksgiving evening hosting my parents, son, and his fiancée. 

Since it was the second meal for everyone else we opted for more of a simple supper. It was more about having time together as a family. Though the carb overload was delicious! 

Beginning with a blank slate...a freshly dusted table.

I shared a few pics of my table a few days ago while I was in the process of putting it together. 


I have to say that I think this tablescape works for not only fall/Thanksgiving but the Christmas season too...if you want to copy it. :-)


I began with a folded ivory tablecloth as my table runner. I then added branches of faux pine greenery. If you have fresh that would be even nicer. After the greenery I chose to make a bow and ribbon to tuck into the greenery. 


I added candlesticks and tapers since we were eating after sunfall...around 5:00. ha!  Everyone looks wonderful by candlelight.

November 23, 2016

Time for Turkey, Dressing, and Pumpkin Pie


I wanted to make a quick post to wish each of you a wonderful Thanksgiving day. Whether it is a small gathering or one with lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins...I wish you a good day for counting your blessings. 

November 20, 2016

A Christmas Gift Idea

I want to share a new sponsor with you. 


Jingle Nog, is the maker of fine European glass ornaments, designed by Melissa Byrne. 


I have spent so much fun time looking over their online catalog enjoying the delightful selection of hand made glass Christmas ornaments. 


There is an ornament for every possible interest. 
Young or old...there are the cutest and the prettiest ornaments.






A traditional Christmas sleigh for your tree.


Something for that patriotic person in your life.


This may be my personal favorite...
love English pups!


And Santa...always special. 


Something for those who have a soft spot for the sixties!


And here is a very regal looking nutcracker ornament.


And for that special baby celebrating a first Christmas.






Each ornament comes in a pretty gift box. 


I follow Jingle Nog on Instagram...and catch all of the latest designs.

Here are a few more special ornaments that I love...






If I were told that I could pick out three of my most favorite I would have a difficult time choosing. I love most of them!  I have been showing them to family and friends, and now you. 

There are so many categories from which to choose.






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