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Monday, November 25, 2013

Just Getting Started







My Christmas decorating just evolves as the season goes on. I get ideas, and sometimes get time to do a few. I wanted wings for my Santo this year but haven't found any yet. Making them probably won't happen. I knew I wanted a crown. This one is a paper cupcake wrapper. I made the wreath from floral picks just twisted together.




I'm wreath crazed this year and plan to make a simple one (or two, or three) from seeded eucalyptus. In the meantime it looks and smells fabulous in a flower bucket, and there's tons that you can do with it..








I saw these skinny trees everywhere last year and think it's perfect for our small sitting room. I'm going to keep adding things to this corner.



A window pane for hanging and displaying things on.



Tucking things into the painted cupboard. When I like the way it looks, I'll show you.














One of my favorite inspirations. *sigh* (That's the fluffy scarf that I knitted last year underneath.)





Just getting started. . . 
but play time is all over for a couple of days! 

 Wishing you a delightful Thanksgiving!

Jacqueline





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37 comments:

Bella said...

Hi J,
The tree in the mirror, gasp... gorgeous shot, gorgeous tree... dreamy!! your Santiago is beautiful dressed up, the crown is perfect, and I love the wreath.. The bulbs are growing so fast... it's all perfectly magical!
Hugs,
Bella

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Love the Christmas decor so far. Can't wait to see more. :)

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

I so admire how you take your time decorating, adding as time & inspiration allows. Not only do we enjoy your work, but I know you do too.
Kari

chateau chic said...

Oh Jacqueline, you have such a dreamy and magical style for Christmas!! Loving the little peeks you've given us so far.
Mary Alice

Celestina Marie said...

Beautiful start Jacqueline.
Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

susanjmb said...

My thoughts exactly re: the comments above. I love watching your creativity evolve...Your home is SO interesting. And I'll be it SMELLS great too!

Love from your biggest fan ~ Susan in Wisconsin

Okio B Designs said...

You're off to a stunning start! Love the white tree. I want one!

Jeanine

Pat Cantwell said...

Jacqueline,
You're off to an amazing start, dear friend!!!
I adore the reflection in the mirror of the White Christmas Tree!!!
I'll be watching closely for updates and reveals. . .
Fondly,
Pat

Jeanie said...

Everything is simply glorious! I will start on Friday but am sneaking bits up to the art studio today and tomorrow!

Cynthia said...

Loving the beginnings of your Christmas. Can't wait to see more!!

Cynthia

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline, it looks like you are outdoing even yourself this year!! I love the small amounts at a time theory. I'm trying! What a gorgeous tree and love how you have dressed your Santo. She is so beautiful. I can't believe how much the bulbs are growing. Looks like you have them in just the right place!.Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a magical time during this season..Judy

Marilyn said...

Beautiful!

SizzleandZoom said...

Absolutely drop dead gorgeous photo of the close-up of the mirror with the white tree reflected in it. I'm saving that shot for me as inspiration.

Custom Comforts said...

Very soft and pretty Jacqueline. Everything looks lovely as it is. Can hardly wait to see what else you add.
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving and lots of turkey.
Cindy

Pamela Gordon said...

You can make the simplest things so beautiful, Jacqueline. I love your white skinny tree. Your and my paperwhites are at about the same stage. Mine just took off today. The Amaryllis is still just sitting there. It will take off soon I'm sure. Have a blessed Thanksgiving with your family.

Fågel Blå said...

This is so lovely and beautiful!
I whish you a nice week
Kathrine

ImSoVintage Laura Walker said...

It all looks so pretty. I am in the initial stages of dragging everything out, which always makes such a mess. Happy Thanksgiving. xo Laura

Debra Oliver said...

everything is so light and airy. so pretty!! love the birdy with the crown. For wings, have you checked the link on my sidebar for the Santos Caged Dolls, i know they sell wings separately. have a wonderful Thanksgiving, J!

Victoria said...

Everything is gorgeous! I love your little mercury glass birdie:)

The Farmers Daughter said...

Just Beautiful!
Hugs,
Dru

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

You are certainly well on your way to being all purdied up for Christmas. Jacqueline - so so pretty!

Debbie Lynne Malison said...

So beautiful! Your statue(?), not sure what the appropriate title is for her, amazing and so fascinating to have in your home1

Ivy and Elephants said...

So beautiful, you have such a gift! Thanks for sharing with us. Hope you are having a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.
Hugs,
Patti

Carolyn said...

The skinny tree is perfect and looks great reflected in the mirror.
I love Tricia Foleys book too and always dig it out first.

Look forward to seeing all your decor.
Carolyn

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Everything looks so pretty--love that skinny white tree! I can't wait to start my decorating tomorrow :)

Fabulously French said...

Gorgeous, I love the skinny tree, it is the first time that I have seen one :-)

à très bientot,

Leeann

Lady of the Woods said...

I'm back again, through My Romantic Home this time. I always love your pics! how DO you do that? Do you know, my hunt for paperwhites and amaryllis has come with nil? is this even possible!? But here in South Florida we are cursed with only large chain stores and malls, no more of those quaint individual owner stores I'm used to from New York City, I'm spoiled and love it. sigh...I had to stoop to ordering bulbs over the mail without the tactile pleasure of sight/touch/pay/own. I ordered 321 bulbs for $45.00, so its kinda revenge for driving around to no avail, now I will have hundreds! LOL to plant both outside and inside.
And now, you've done it again. I'm having a White Sparkly Christmas and just learned of this magazine by Tricia Foley here and just ordered that for a penny on amazon...you're costing me money, Lady LOL....well some things go right :-)...always a pleasure here.

Lady of the Woods said...

I forgot to say I second everyone else's comments, and that skinny white tree!! I could see several of those in my house, maybe one in each room! would be so magical I'd never take them down! sighhh

June said...

That is my favorite Christmas book that I own too Jacqueline. I look through it several times before I start decorating just to get my creative juices flowing. It's amazing!
I love your decor for this Christmas so far and can't wait to see more!
sending hugs from here...

lynn said...

what a gorgeous start, jacqueline:) love the santo, esp! the tree is so pretty in the mirro, too:) enjoy your weekend!

Junkchiccottage said...

Everything looks so pretty. I cannot wait to see more.
Kris

Kukkaiselämää - My flowering life said...

Just beautiful and gorgeous! Lovely decorations and a white tree. Happy weekend!

Cindy said...

Love that skinny white tree. I have an old thrift shop white tree that is aged and raggedy and it's my favorite tree. I can almost smell the seeded eucalyptus too, can't wait to see the wreath you make with it!

Cindy

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I just took a break from decking my halls here...love everything I see here! I've never heard of that book but must get it!

Jennelise said...

Everything looks so soft and lovely! I like to start decorating early so that I have time to change things or rearrange. See what new treasures I might need to add or what old treasures I have outgrown. :) Your home is just beautiful!
Jennelise

Sherry Thecharmofhome said...

It looks beautiful so far. I love the skinny trees. Very romantic in white.
Sherry

Curtains in My Tree said...

Oh I love your santos
I was at Ivy & Elephants and seen it featured,just beautiful
I am in the mood for a white Christmas this year meaning all white decor

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