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Monday, December 20, 2010

An Old Fashioned Christmas


When I was a kid our holiday celebration began on Christmas Eve and ended with New Years day. The 24th of December was when the visiting started. 




It was pretty unheard of to have a tree set up more than a week before.





I guess I'm feeling old fashioned.... We just put our tree up today.









 The ornaments are gathered at the base, with more lights and a banner to ground the tree since it's set up on a table. I chose not to rearrange furniture this year.




My antique Santo wears a dried vine crown and ivory necklace. 



When a few gifts are wrapped they'll be placed at the base replacing the lights and ornaments.




I dressed up my antique garden urn with a few sea stars.




Also at the base of the tree is my 1984 facsimile edition of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, originally printed in Great Britain in 1929 by George G Harrap.




What is Christmas without Dickens?




"God bless us, every one!"
Thanks for visiting during these busy days!
Ciao! for now!

Jacqueline

Linked to
 Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
The House in the Roses for Cottage Monday
 A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday


14 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas Jacqueline! Love your tree, your room is a glow, very lovley!! When I was a kid we set up the tree 2 weeks before... I think faux trees are what make everyone rush :-) I admit I miss the smell of a real tree and brought in greens this weekend... Sending love back at you! B

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  2. Hello, Your tree is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I want to wish you and your family Merry Christmas. Terri

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  3. How gorgeous! I love your little tree! I looks so elegant and fun in your antique garden urn, and I so love what you've done with the starfish. Your home is so warm and inviting, and I just love visiting here.

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  4. That is the most unique tree I've ever seen! I love what you have it sitting in, the starfish, everything. This is so ultra-elegant, Jacqueline! This really should be in a magazine spread.
    Brenda

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  5. Love all your pretty decorating. I always enjoy hearing from you. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

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  6. Amazing how a small tree done right can be such a big statement of what Christmas should be.
    Debbie

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  7. Stunning. Your tree in the urn is fabulous, and your vignette is gorgeous. Such beautiful decorations. Thanks for joining TTT and I hope you have a very Blessed Christmas. Hugs, Marty

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  8. HI Jacqueline, Your tree looks lovely perched in the beautiful garden urn on the table. I like that idea! I wish you and yours a happy and blessed Christmas.
    Pamela

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  9. It is gorgeous, Jacqueline! I'm wishing you and yours a very joyous Christmas!
    Hugs,
    Zuzu

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  10. If there were a prize to be given out for prettiest tree stand...you'd win!!

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  11. Beautiful Old Fashioned Christmas.

    I love the tree stand and the table-- and I love Dickens!
    Merry Christmas

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  12. Hi Jacqueline,
    I love the urn used as a tree stand.
    Your home looks warm and cozy.

    I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

    Carolyn

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  13. Simply lovely. I love the lights and the tree in the urn. It's Christmas! Have a merry one.

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