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Monday, December 7, 2015

A Little Corner Before And After










I've propped open the cupboard doors to let the festive season in. That alone makes a big difference in the sitting room. A new little tree and some twinkle lights and it's Christmas!




I tuck little touches into this corner all month long.




A small tree fits in anywhere, and can be dressed up or down. But we are off to a good start.




A bit of ribbon and tucking in the nursery greens yet to come. I was lucky to get a few tree branches for about five dollars. Just a small bunch at the grocery can cost more than that!




Plenty of room for packages to pile up here, and for smaller touches added later. I love how the weeks sort of "grow" toward December 25th.



Bringing out the French jugs. . .




A lovely small gown hung as a nod to the wee ones and the magic of Christmas.




The old and the new mixed together.


















A little BEFORE. . . .




And after!

 I hope you're having as much fun as I am!

A happy new week to you!

Jacqueline




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27 comments:

donna baker said...

It all looks wonderful. Wish I wasn't such a Scrooge. I used to decorate for weeks and no longer want to. Would I if someone were to decorate for me? I'm not sure.

Barbara Lilian said...

Isn't it amazing how adding a pot full of greenery with twinkly lights , and afrew splashes of red makes us feel Christmasy. your room looks lovely..

Roosterhead Designs said...

*sigh* such a lovely vignette Jacqueline~ And there is something about the glow of little white lights that speak comfort and joy : ) Thanks for sharing. Karen O in CO

Debby said...

Sparkly little lights sure make the wonder of the season more magical.

Bernideen said...

Sure looks charming from here!

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

How cute is that tree in the galvanized pail!!! Your sparkly wreath is divine. Just love all the pictures. I've been trying to organize a shelf unit with all my ironstone pieces and yours is such an inspiration to me...THANKS:~) Best ~ Mickie

Jeanie said...

It never ceases to amaze me how quickly a room can turn from just fine to just spectacular with a little tree and a few lights! It's so beautiful -- I'd leave the cabinet doors open, too!

Almost done decorating. Almost! You inspire me!

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

I love your sweet little tree inside the metal container and the twinkle lights above the cabinet. So pretty.

hugs
Sissie

Lynn Bean said...

Looks Very elegant! Thanks for sharing. Lynn

Lynn Bean said...

Looks Very elegant! Thanks for sharing. Lynn

Faded Charm said...

Love everything♥♥♥

xoxo
KAthleen

Marilyn Miller said...

Very pretty! It doesn't take, but little touches and a bit of creativity to make it feel so special. You do a beautiful job~

Katie Mansfield said...

So precious. You make it look so easy.

Consider It All Joy said...

What a lovely space Jacqueline! Blessings, Cindy

Sea Cottage said...

Jacqueline I am just catching up on your blog posts and everything is as lovely as always. Your small tree is so sweet. I am leaving our white trees bare this year, just twinkle lights. I like to bring nature indoors so that our home feels like Winter. It is how I enjoy the season. I just picked lemons from our tree so that I can begin baking Christmas lemon tea cookies.

Sea Cottage said...

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and leave a comment. Your kind words brought tears to my eyes.

Your home is always a peaceful place of repose for me. Your gentle living in the soft palette of creamy whites calms me. I appreciate the beauty you give. Peaceful tidings to you and your family gatherings. xo

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Jacqueline, such special touches filled with tons of charm. Love it all. Enjoy the season. xo

Junkchiccottage said...

Ahhhhh Jacqueline it looks just so pretty. Love the charm and sweet serene feeling to the corner decor.
Beautiful.
Kris

Rose L said...

For some reason your photos put me in mind of an old country farmhouse, maybe even my grandpa's in Missouri. Lovely and comforting.

Sylvia said...

It looks just... Perfect, Jacqueline! It somehow reminds me of these magical illustrations of cherished children's Christmas books. Wishing you and yours all the joy of the season!

Burlap Luxe said...

Oh Jacqueline, your wonderment brings the xhild out in all who visits...my eyes wide open when I scrolled down to each beautiful photo,
The winter gloves placed just so, the infant gown hanging so child like, presents wrapped in white and red bows, and your table top tree not only my theme but yours and perfectly placed and simply lit with a beautiful glow. Could it get any more beautiful in your home? ...... I think not, It's a magical place to be here sharing with you a all your family that will gather and share in the lasting memories that you will have created for them this joyous season.

Un Joyeux Noël

Xx
Doré

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Love, Love, LOVE the after, Jacqueline! So very beautiful.
Enjoy your day,
Lin

Pat Cantwell said...

Jacqueline,
I adore watching the transition of the little corner's before and afters, dear friend!!!
I decorated for Christmas e a r l y this year!!!
This year, especially, I wanted to sit back and savor each Advent Sunday and all the happenings in between!!!
So far, I've accomplished just that!!!
Thanks for sharing your little corner in The Land Of Blog!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Everything is so beautifully done. Just love it all. xx Jo

The Charm of Home said...

I love your little corner Jacqueline! It looks so cozy and serene. I love thinking of the children at Christmas. It is something I strive for, to see it from their perspective. I see that in your little gown, so sweet! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Debra Oliver said...

I'm in love...sigh...

Ornella said...

Your home is so lovely!!! Many compliments!!!

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