Monday, December 3, 2012

Christmas at my house…and a Giveaway!

 

I reintroduced red (via antique paisley pillows) last year into my family room.  So I thought this year I would pull out my plaid ribbon, some of my long lost but much favored ornaments, add pomegranates (which I normally pick green from my trees) and go traditional. For some reason I just couldn’t.  I love it in other’s homes.   So I began with my mercury glass ornaments that are all in bronzy tones.  I added some other favorites (being careful to select ones that aren’t edible).  If you read my blog regularly you know about Beau.  Last year we had a tabletop tree at the lake.  Apparently Beau (now two) still thinks anything stuffed is still fair game. 

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My tree is not a “designer tree”.    I still enjoy the tradition of using the ornaments that I have collected  locally from artisans, made by my children,  and those gathered from my travels.  How about you?  Do you do a different tree every year or is it decorated with ornaments that hold special meaning to you? 

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The mantle is decorated with fresh pine, faux berries, pine cones, lemons, pears and twigs

 

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If you haven’t already registered for the giveaway, don’t forget to leave a comment and become a follower.  You might win  six of these little wreaths handmade by me for your next holiday party!

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15 comments:

  1. Lovely photos! I have lots of special ornaments that I take out every year, and I also buy one or two new ones to go with them:)
    ~Anne

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  2. Hi Cindy, our tree is the same from year to year - with one or two new additions. The ornaments are ones we have collected over the last 17 years - they tend to reference nature, the outdoors and skiing - nothing bright or shiny. The real treasure, however, are three lengths of small pinecone garlands, the pinecones interspersed with silver beads, that my husband and I made for our first Christmas together. We didn't kids yet. :-)
    xo,
    Phyllis

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  4. I always love seeing photos of your house (and gardens), Cindy. It's even warmer and more lovely during the holidays. Beau is looking rather festive :)
    Cheers,
    Loi

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  5. I love a holiday filled with so much meaning and the decor holding many memories! I would love to receive your lovely wreaths!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art*by*Karena

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    Karena
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  7. The best trees, in my humble opinion, are the ones full of decorations collected over time, each with their own memory attached. They are so much more meaningful than the designer, colour co-ordinated ones. I love your tree! x Sharon

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  8. Cindy...your tree is beautiful! If I didn't have a blog I probably would do the same old thing but, tweak it a little. Now that I have a blog....the pressure is on...to change!

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  9. I just about melted when I saw your first photo of Beau! He looks so much like Millie!!!!
    But enough already...your holiday decorating is amazing! I love how you used the fruit too....

    xxx's kelley

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  10. LOVE your mantle and touches here and there! such a warm and cozy home and a darling pooch
    debra

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  11. Wow~ you have such great taste your home is so cozy!! I love your tree and Christmas decor!

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  12. Wow~ your home is so warm and cozy! I love your tree and Christmas decor!! looks so beautiful!!

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  13. Hello Cindy,
    Absolutely gorgeous and festive decor. You have a way of adding such luxury and comfort to your designs. Your home looks like the perfect place to celebrate a very merry Christmas!
    We will be in London and Paris for the holidays this year so I'm a little slow on my decorating~more focused on travel plans. You are inspiring me to get on it!
    Cheers, Heather

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  14. Perfectly rough luxe! Love the earth tones of your tree. I use the same ornaments each year, since all of them have been individually collected over time, and add one new one from my Christmas visit to Rogers Gardens every year. This year it's a little toucan...I have a bird theme!

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  15. Your house is amazing, Cindy. I love every detail. You are so talented. XO, Mona

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