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Sunday, December 19, 2010

Starting To Get Ready For Christmas



I have been working long hours on a project (a good thing).
I have not been home very much (a bad thing).


With less than a week until Christmas, last night in the wee hours was the first
chance I had to start putting out some Christmas things.

I think this golden bird has been patiently waiting...



And, it wouldn't be Christmas without the Dove...


And roses from the garden...


A few run-away silver ornaments will add a bit of sparkle...


 The blush from the candle casts gentle shadows of a lovely bird...


And, the candle's brilliance turns silver to gold...The magic of Christmas!


Crystal sugar and creamers prove ideal vessels for small rosemary trees...


And roses...


The candle's radiance celebrates the reflection of a silver tray beneath the
floating candles and adds just the right amount of sparkle and glow...





Floating roses on silver...



It is beginning to come together...



It will change several times in the next couple of days...




MERRY CHRISTMAS






32 comments:

Donna said...

How beautiful! I love birds, and yours are just lovely! The candlelight casts such a magical glow, and I really love the potted rosemary, too! What a gorgeous scene you have created! I heard that you are going to get a ton of rain in CA, hope you are ok!!

Love of the Sea said...

So pretty! Love th dove...and the candles. Especially love the floating candles. So pretty with the wreath...you have it all put together so nicely!!

Rachel said...

~*~*BEAUTIFUL~*~* Merry Christmas to you too!! Hugs, Rachel

*French Farmhouse 425*

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

What a lovely vignette. I love the warm glow from the candle and your pretty little rosemary trees. Hope you have a Merry Christmas ♥ Tricia

Red Gate Farm said...

LOVE the silver and the sparkle... and of course, the roses!

Happy holidays,
Chris

Kathysue said...

Oh this is beyond beautiful, peaceful, lovely serene. All the good feelings you and your lovely blog bring to me. xoxo Kathysue

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

It's lovely! So peaceful and pretty.

food for thought said...

just stopping in to wish you a very merry christmas!

mydesignchic said...

All so beautiful and romantic...love it!

Linda said...

Your decorating is so pretty~ I just love the lighting and beaded garland and ornaments...just lovely!

Pondside said...

....and Merry Christmas to you too!
I think that roses at Christmas are the most beautiful ornaments - so rich, so luxurious, so precious.
I hope you have a peaceful holiday.

Acquired Objects said...

Wow when you decide to buckle down and decorate you really do it well, beautiful job! (Dylan actually loved his balloon!)

Privet and Holly said...

Ah, roses and rosemary,
two of my favorites!!
Yowzer, girlie, YOU have
the touch ~ this looks
amazing! And, you are a
"bird girl," like I am : )
I was lucky enough to
receive two new ones
this year, to add to my
ever-growing "flock!"
I would love to use only
fresh greens, someday,
when I live somewhere
milder. The flip side
to that is all the lovely
snow we've had this year,
which adds a very special
Christmas touch. Hope
your project wraps up long
enough for you to ENJOY
these next two weeks, Susan.
Merry Tuesday....and
beyond!
xx Suzanne

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Oh so pretty, Susan! I LOVE all of the natural elements, and your pictures are so beautiful.
Merry, Merry Christmas and happy New Year, my friend!
xoxo,
Jo :)

Olive Cooper said...

I hope you get some time off soon. Your images are splendid. Love those roses. Thanks for visiting me. Have a Happy Christmas. ♥O

Mona Thompson said...

I absolutely love what you have done. So simple, so natural, so beautiful. Have a wonderful Christmas! Mona

la Brocanteuse said...

I adore your vignette, just love the bird with it's glow on the wreath- thank you for sharing. thank you for well wishes on my blog and may you have a blessed Christmas dear friend.
Colette x

pretty pink tulips said...

What a spectacular holiday vingette! The birds, the roses, the candlelight....it all says Merry Christmas!!!

Wishing you and your family all the best throughout the holidays!

xo elizabeth

Rene said...

Coming together it is my friend! What a beautiful post. I hope relaxation is in your future so that you can enjoy your festive surroundings.

Merry Christmas!

-Rene

Michelle said...

Thank you SO much for stopping by New England Style and leaving comments! I love your pictures - the bird is just incredible (I just love birds and need to find some on clearance now for future Christmas's). I'm going to follow you and hope you'll stop back and consider following me too;)

Michelle
www.newengland-style.com

Stephanie Lloyd said...

Absolute magic.

So I'm off to take down all my decorations and start over.

Merry Christmas and much love...
Stephanie

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

How beautiful! You have done a bunch in such a short time. Bravo! I love it all.

Merry Christmas,
Judy

aneyefordetail said...

Once again, beautiful photos!
All the best for Christmas and the New Year!
Libby

shari @ little blue deer said...

Your home is gorgeous! Hope you had the most lovely holiday! XX!

Kellie Collis said...

What a really lovely home! Have a wonderful Christmas, Kellie xx

French-Kissed said...

Well you have the gift, as it certainly does not take you long to make the magic happen...I love the elegant simplicity of each tableau...the use of your gorgeous garden roses with the little evergreen trees amidst the soulfulness of other every day treasures...proving that the magic comes not from the material elements from weeks of buying and assembling, but rather it springs from within. Truly beautiful and magical. May you continue to enjoy all the wonder of the season.

~jermaine

Fifi Flowers said...

Hope you had a FABuLOUS Christmas!

Drawn to The Sea said...

I love this vignette. The golden caramel color of the bird makes her perfect for basking in candle glow... makes me warm just looking :-)

Happy Holidays!

cityfarmer said...

Happy new year new friend!

be blessed and prosper
hugs

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your Christmas decorations look very beautiful and festive! It is such a blessing that you have roses even in winter!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. May the new year be full of good health and happiness!

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

How amazing to be able to bring roses in from your garden for Christmastime. I get so used to the weather here - and the bare garden at this time of year - that it's hard to imagine how you're having different weather over there! I love the colours of those roses. Beautiful.

I hope you had a marvellous Christmas and that you have a
Happy New Year!

Sarahx

Air Kiss - Lara said...

Hi there! :) I like your baubles with the spilling over silver beads decoration - cute! Thank you dearly for such a heartwarming comment. Enjoy a happy and peaceful New Year! Hugs for you, xx