Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Surprise Party

When you shop the sales at the end of last season there is often a fun surprise waiting in the decorating boxes! I felt like I had just opened a present when I came across these tree candles because I had forgotten completely about them.

I wish I had a whole bunch more! But for a while they'll make things merry and bright.

These polka dot candles actually were a present. Just what I like to get. Candles can be a little indulgent, so they make a good gift for anyone.

My oversize green ornaments are vintage, but new to me this season. They add to the glitz of the silver tray and candlesticks.

A few goodies from the bakery can be almost as dazzling as the glitz! YUM! 

White has a way of making things dreamy. The more the better.

Party on!

Thanks so much for joining the fun!
Ciao! for now!


Linked to Faded Charm for White Wednesday
Between Naps on the Porch for Tablescape Thursday
Feathered Nest Holiday at French Country Cottage
Color Outside the Lines for Vignette Friday
Perfectly Imperfect for the Christmas Cheer Challenge


  1. Such pretty surprises. I love that feeling too.

  2. Those white tree candles are beautiful! I wouldn't have the guts to actually burn them, tho' ;-)
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    (¸.*´ (¸.*´* LORI LYNN *

  3. Absolutely dreamy! Love the vintage green ornaments and charming candles- your vignette is beautiful! :)

  4. I love the way the way the candle light reflects off of all the beautiful things in your photos! Looks great!

    Take care, Sue

  5. I say this every time I visit your blog....but I love the serenity that exudes through your beautiful photography!

  6. Oh So Pretty Jacqueline Sweetie...
    What a gorgeous share. So serene and beautiful. You can just feel the clean air in all the whiteness. It reminds me of the clean fresh cold air that you find after a fresh snow. So beautiful.

    I too love the white tree candles. I can see why you snatched them up, and yes I do love a surprise when I open a Christmas box and find purchases that I completely forgot about.

    The vintage ornaments look so beautiful in those pitchers. What a beautiful way to display.

    I hope you have a gorgeous Wednesday. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

  7. I love candlelight and you have captured it beautifully in your photos. Just lovely.


  8. Oh the candle light looks so elegant... everything is just gorgeous!!!
    Blessings~~~ Daphne

  9. What a beautiful surprise. Those tree candles are indeed magical and ever so pretty, Char

  10. Very pretty. I like those usually only see them in green.


  11. I love when I open my Christmas boxes and find those 'after season' treasures. It has me wondering right now...


  12. I love opening up the Christmas boxes from the year before, there seems to always have "new" treats!!


    I love the white tree candles too :)

  13. OOOH,
    Your photos are absolutely stunning!! I love those Christmas tree candles, just lovely!
    Your home looks so beautifully soft and cozy for the Holiday's, what a wonderful place to be.
    Have a great night.

  14. Very very pretty, love the white with the touch of green, I used that color this year with some black and white, I really love the look,Kathysue

  15. Looks like a beautiful evening-enjoy:@)

  16. I love the fact you lit them! What's the point in having lovely things (which you do, BTW) if you're not gonna enjoy them?
    I love opening tubs and finding things I forgot I bought at the end of the season. It's like an early Christmas gift.
    Beautiful photos!

  17. Your table-scape is gorgeous!! LOVE those white tree candles. Love the vintage ornaments in your ironstone pieces, too. Everything is just stunning! I know just what you mean about "discovering" forgotten items in the holiday boxes, too. ;)

  18. Oh my, those candles are lovely. I love the shimmer on them. Your vintage green ornaments are wonderful. that color is perfect in your scheme.. once again absolutely gorgeous.

  19. Lovely setting what fun candles! I had some surprises when I opened the Christmas box this year too!

  20. Hi JQ... These photos are amazing, surely some of your very best!! The lights.. the reflections... mesmerizing!!! The white tree candles are beautiful!! Your are on another so inspired run, I love to sit back and watch!!

  21. Oh, your tree candles are lovely! What a beautiful candle lit table.
    ~ Julie

  22. I love beautiful candles...and I've never seen any like these! Lovely! ♥

  23. Breathtaking. . .yet peaceful and tranquil with the whites. In the past I have steered away from the Christmas Tree candles. I think I see a purchase in the near future. Thank you for showing how truly illuminating Christmas can be!

  24. ummmm...I am going to get some of those beautiful white tree candles ..they are just perfect in your home.

  25. I LOVE candles and yes, it would be like getting a present to discover those lovely tree shaped ones in your decorations this season. Great pic of them "glowing"!


  26. I love finding treasures like that. Yours are magical! Beautiful photos.

  27. I love all your candles. Your photos are great!

  28. Oh,Jacqueline - those tree candles brought back some fond memories of my grandmother who always had her collection out for the holidays. :) So sweet......

    xoxo laurie

  29. Stopping back over to say thank you so much for sharing this at my party!

  30. White on white is always a winner. Good eye for design.

  31. You can't miss with the combination of white and candlelight during the holidays. Just beautiful.

  32. Beautiful...I love the tree candles!! Thanks so much for linking to the Christmas Cheer Challenge and for your sweet comments on my Christmas decor! -shaunna :)


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