Sunday, December 6, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

There is something so inherently peaceful about sitting in front of a warm fire with twinkle lights enveloping your cozy space and smelling the subtle sent of cranberry candles.The whites and creams of the holiday are so pure and innocent.
I love wreaths with glass balls and last year went crazy and made three of them. One for the mantle...
Those old little bottle brush trees most hold so many memories...
I found this silver leaf garland at Michaels that has a vintage look which I had to snatch up for this mantle.
A collection of Santa's through the years.
We can't get enough candles this time of year!

This is a really old nativity set that my step mom gave me that must be kept high above little curious fingers.

Another wreath I made last year with some cheery candy cane colors...


A little bird nestles in the wreath over the kitchen sink...
Mary and Jesus...

Glass balls are so great for an easy centerpiece too.

Stockings hung by the chimney with care...
Hope you all are having a wonderful weekend. I do have a mother Christmas painting that I will, with fingers toes, eyes and nose crossed, be able to share with you tomorrow!


  1. Everything looks beautiful! I wish I could come see your home in person! Have a wonderful Sunday ~ Jill

  2. What a beautiful Christmas home!! It's pretty :)

  3. How gorgeous everything looks! I adore gold and cream color combos during the holiday. And I so love all your little snowmen. I have quite a fondness for them, although this year I've been obsessing over reindeer!

    We just got finished decorating today! Hope to have some photos up soon. :)


  4. It is beginning to look like Christmas...there and EVERYwhere! :) hee hee Hope you're having a good weekend.

  5. I always love your home tours, Julie. So much fun for me to look...I love your new painting on the previous get better everytime, girl!
    xox, Lisa

  6. Oh I've got to add you to my regular blog roll. What a sweet retreat your posts will be for me on a regular basis.
    Thanks for introducing yourself to me. Your dolls make me smile.
    Blessings to you

  7. Hi Julie, I'm new to blogland, and am having fun finding all these wonderful blogs. I love your art, and I love your home!!

  8. Oh Julie to see your house Christmas display in person must be just amazing. Everything right to get a person in the mood for Christmas! I love your displays! Your pictures are wonderful, how fun it must be at your house during the Holidays! Thanks for sharing!

  9. What a beautiful cozy home! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. Wow! What beautiful treasures displayed with such love and care. What a warm feeling you must have in your home. I am also very jealous of that lemon tree out your window. How fun to be able to have that!


  11. oh, its all so lovely! Love all the colors and vintage prettiness. Happy holidays to you!~

  12. Everything is perfect, festive and interesting.. don't you just love this time of the year?.. well, I know the answer to that !! lol
    Hugs, Darlene

  13. Wow wow wow! Very lovely decorations, so cozy & festive. Happy holidays!

  14. Thinking of you and wishing you a Merry Christmas! Hugs!

  15. Wishing you and yours a holiday filled with cheer and a joyful new year.


  16. Feliz noche y Feliz 2010!!! te deseo lo mejor
    Un fuerte abrazo


  17. Your decorations are beautiful! Happy New Year to you!!!

  18. Happy New Year dear friend.