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Monday, December 1, 2014

Happy December!


It's going to be a fat Christmas. I can feel that right now. I don't mean that I'm going to gain weight. (That ALWAYS happens! Haha!) I mean that all the fun stuff is going to come out of the boxes and get put up this year. 




I don't have a terrible lot, you know. I tend to decorate mostly with fresh greens and naturals and to simply dress up my usual vintage stuff with a holiday vibe. 




So I will pull it all out and see where it goes. From the Shiny Brites to the fuzzy bears. . . . And when I run out gas, or time, it will be okay in baskets or on a chair, as is. I'm pretty good at AS IS!






I have been gathering up a supply of silver and white balls. The sea stars from my mantel redo look right at home tossed in with the stash.





I did finally come across one or two new vintage ornaments.




Opening up all the boxes is a bit like the big morning itself. So fun again to find out what's there. And needing a few batteries to boot!




I tossed a few things here and there for ideas at this point before things get ironed out. (Like that mantel cloth.) Do you do that? This year I want to see just how much I can get piled up onto my skinny mantel.




This photo from the current issue of Cottages and Bungalows magazine is my inspiration. I love the beautiful jumble lined up on a pretty cloth!




The linens and laces here (including the vintage dress) I found in just the last couple of days and I'm seeing how they look in the light of day. A lace curtain covers the chair seat with a lovely lace tablecloth draped over the back.



The little lacy towel draped over the pillow makes me swoon! (I'm loving everything rumpled this season.)








This fantastic cupboard from the same magazine issue has me spinning fantasies. I wish I had one in every room of the house!




Don't know exactly what I'm going to do with mine yet. A dried eucalyptus wreath from last year is adorning the cupboard door for now. . . . 




I needed my antique red checked quilt in the worst way this year! It's just waiting patiently here for the moment.






'Tis the season to be jolly!

Always so much to do,
 but I hope you are enjoying the process. . . .

A happy first of December to you!

Jacqueline 






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24 comments:

Pat Cantwell said...

Jacqueline,
. . .and a Happy FIRST Day of December to you, too, dear friend!!!
Love all you white, especially with all the light reflecting off and surrounding each photo with an ethereal effect!
Fat December, while I like the concept, I'm going for a more streamlined look for Christmas 2015.
Visited a Christmas in the Country Home Tour over the weekend. The 1930's home decor made me instantly think of you!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Art and Sand said...

Everything is perfect!

Jeanie said...

Such a magical holiday have, Jacqueline! I love your shiny brites and the ivory yarn in the white basket particularly. And then there's that wonderful quilt. And then... oh, it goes on and on! Happy December!

chateau chic said...

You've definitely whetted our appetites, Jacqueline, to want to come back and see more of all your pretties at Christmas! Loving that red and white checked quilt.
Mary Alice

Rosetta Di Leo said...

Tutto molto bello!Rosetta

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This is all so lovely, Jacqueline...I especially love the tablecloth draped over the chair back...

Seawashed Living said...

Peaceful beauty with all your whites. I like to use white sea stars with silver baubles too.

Jeanne Selep said...

Just lovely! Great photos.

June said...

I LOVE it all Jacqueline! I have been thinking the same thing for my mantle too after seeing it. I usually go way too lean on the mantle and think this would be so much fun. I always adore the way you decorate and things are looking so lovely J. Have a wonderful week decorating!
sending hugs...

Bella's Rose Cottage said...

Happy December J,
Fa la la love the mantle cloth and rumpled too! the starfish and Christmas balls are perfection together! I am all glittered out for the day... I am looking for a Fat Christmas of the tasty kind tonight :-)
Hugs...

angie said...

danke für die tollen inspirationen!!! einen schönen abend wünscht angie

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OHHHH it is all so farmhouse Christmas perfect!!! I love the starfish mixed with the ornaments and the teddy bear chair is adorable!

Carol

Rosemary and Thyme said...

Beautiful images.

Janet

Two Cottages And Tea said...

So very pretty! Love all your linens and the rumpled look of some of them! I try to stay away from linens that need ironing, but I think you have changed my mind! Happy Christmas season to you!
Nancy

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Lovely lace amd linens. Love the pop of red in your quilt, will be such a pretty accent in your holiday decor.

Marjon said...


I love the vintage ornaments and the old Teddy...and the wreath from the past christmas is beautiful....i hope you have a lot of fun and joy with your decorations....greetings Marjon

Burlap Luxe said...

Jacqueline you are so fat over hère. And I am sure it will get fatter :)
Love the whites of course, and to see the greens popping up makes me swoon, I too love the greens over the florals. Your white cabinets and kicthen beauty is just as fabulous as the china cupboard you wished to have in every room. I feel just like you, when I spot something that pulls at me so, I just want more and more of it. I guess we tire of our pieces until it's gone, or we see it in an older post then we say to ourselves wow that pieces is great and it's mine.

You know how much I love your home, and I hope to see more of it this Christmas when you fatten all those rooms up!

Beauty to you and all the beauty you will create here.

Xx
Joyeux Noël

Doré

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Jacqueline. Happy December to you too. You are off to a good start. Everything is looking very festive and charming..Happy Tuesday..Judy

Naomi Walters said...

Oh my! Your very white Christmas decor is just simply divine. The addition of those starfish to the potpourri is just the perfect touch! Thank you for sharing all those lovely pictures and design inspirations with us! Wishing you a very happy December as well!

Naomi Walters @ Chicora

iris said...

hello
quelle belle présentation
j'adore le blanc
je te souhaite un merveilleux jour de l'AVENT
bonne journée
tendresse
edith (iris ) France

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Loving all your pretties, Jacqueline - it almost looks like a pretty snowfall inside! I am slowly pulling things together - enjoying the process. Lovely inspiration, as always - Happy week to you! xo Karen

lynn said...

so charming! love the wreath and your white linens and teddy, jacqueline:)

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I'm in love... Beautiful! xoox

The Charm of Home said...

That is a gorgeous cabinet Jacqueline! I love how you arrange everything! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

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