I start by asking for everyone to take half a minute to say a prayer for all the grieving families of Newtown, the community and our country that is mourning the loss of those innocent lives taken much too soon. As we go through all the holiday festivities, it is important to keep them in our hearts and prayers.
And my tree!! Always a story with the tree! I bought it in the pouring rain after visiting 2 nurseries both of whom either did not have the right size or could not give me instant gratification and deliver within a few days.....finally found a nursery on my third try and pretty much bought the first 10 footer they opened up for me (mind you this in the pouring cold rain). They delivered to me that afternoon and some of the masonry guys who were working were nice enough to lug this baby inside, and set it up, (not without it toppling over once)! Thank goodness the hubs wasn't home, he is not nearly as "good natured" as I am about such things:) Then he gets home and grunts that I put it in the wrong place...so he and my two older sons proceed OVER TWO THAT IS RIGHT TWO! HOURS (boy what I would give to have videotaped this, it would be a hit on You Tube) to slide the tree inch by inch to the foyer. I am a big girl and can admit when he is right. So its official...he was right!
Yes, it did look better in the foyer than the living room, because we have so much glass in the living room, it was hard to find the right spot. It was a lot of work for this tree...then I kept looking at saying "ehhh, it's not nearly big enough, not full enough....I made a hasty decision" and left a message at the nursery that I wasn't happy with my tree:) However next morning the tree looked a little happier, the branches "dropped", the sparseness of it suddenly was gone and indeed it looks like it grew a few inches! So....I kept the tree, and along with a guy who works for my husband, we did the lights..and all the decorations are form years past. I love cherubs, angles and musical instruments on a tree ( as you will see) and thankfully my taste has not wavered much over the years, so I still like my ornaments. I add on every year, I could use more (there are virtually none on the back of this tree...shhhhhhh) but I will buy a few more and have mossy green bows made if not for this year, definitely next! So here it is.......
My nutcracker collection on the front foyer table
Console table in dining room.....
My "bling-y" nutcracker vignette all aglow in gold and silver.............
Love my poinsettia topiaries...so unique and so festive and elegant!
We are not sure where to put our really beautiful antique English secretary so for now put it in the dining room, I don't think I have ever seen a secretary in a dining room but for now, this is where its going....maybe I will set a new trend:)
Added these beautiful Trowbridge prints to my powder room, they are perfect!
A beauty...LOVE this piece!
What do you think of this antique chair in the powder room? Needs to be recovered badly, the fabric is all tattered but its a pretty chair for a powder room
Another of one of my best selling silver planters with poinsettias and moss.....simple and elegant
This is by my kitchen sink, I like having little Christmas reminders all through the house.......
And got a late start of my Paperwhites but alas they are starting to take off......
And finally the giveaway! As I promised I will do a giveaway every week until Christmas. This one is for this lovely porcelain and ormolu soap dish AND either a French bar towel or monogrammed guest towel (if your initial is in stock)! Consider this an early Christmas gift for YOU!
All you need to do to be eligible is visit my online shop, come back here and tell me a favorite item (or two) and you are in the running! I will announce a winner on Friday morning. Good luck:) Thanks for stopping by......enjoy your day!
Also got in four wonderful dough bowls yesterday. 2 24" and 2 that are about 19-20". There were so many who have inquired please just email me here if interested! They are ready to go......
All napkin ring orders (ones that are in stock), monogram items, French towel orders, porcelain, pillow and silver orders are guaranteed for Christmas arrival on all orders placed by tomorrow, Wed. Dec.19th!
Keep calm and carry on.....ho ho ho!
Keep calm and carry on.....ho ho ho!